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Half second 'glimpse' can identify breast cancer

New research by a psychologist at the University of York and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, US, and University of Leeds shows that radiologists can discriminate between...

Obesity may prolong survival for kidney cancer patients

A surprising new study has linked a high BMI to longer survival for patients with kidney cancer, and there may be a genetic explanation for this finding.

Three in four don't know obesity causes cancer

Three out of four (75 per cent) people in the UK are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new Cancer Research UK report* published today (Friday).

Should you feed a cold and starve a fever? Study investigates

Researchers find that food intake can have a positive or negative impact on infections, depending on whether the infection is bacterial or viral.

Slowing progress: Obesity linked to improved survival in kidney cancer

Obesity almost always increases cancer risk and worsens outcomes, but researchers led by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that overweight patients with...

Research suggests potential role for vitamin A in pancreatic cancer

Scientists suggest vitamin A may have a role to play in tackling the commonest form of pancreatic cancer.

Breast cancer switchbacks

A study led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital reveals how spontaneous changes in the molecular characteristics of tumors can lead to tumors with a mixed...

Infra-red light to detect early signs of oesophageal cancer

Scientists have developed an endoscope that uses near-infrared light to spot early warning signs of oesophageal - food pipe - cancer, according to research published in the Journal of Biomedical...

Physical activity curbs some harmful effects of drinking alcohol

Recommended amounts of physical activity may decrease the risk of death from all causes and cancer that is linked to alcohol consumption, study finds.

Scientists discover how breast cancers use white blood cells to avoid immune defences and promote growth

Finding could lead to development of a new breast cancer treatment that prevents key protein on tumour cells from binding to immune cellsScientists funded by Breast Cancer Now have...