Tumour Study Offers Hope of Improved Radiotherapy for Patients

Cancer patients could benefit from new insight into how tumours respond to radiotherapy, a study suggests. Tiny sensors that monitor conditions inside tumours grown in the lab could help doctors improve treatments for patients, researchers say. The technique could be used to design treatment plans that maximise the impact of radiotherapy and minimise side effects, [...]

By |2016-06-16T07:35:28+00:00June 16th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

New Support for Cancer Patients

A new support service has been launched at Princess of Wales Hospital for people with head and neck cancer. It is led by a team of three, who can provide expert advice and practical help relating to all aspects of their patients’ care. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emma Jones, who has been in post for 18 [...]

By |2016-06-15T08:25:07+00:00June 15th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

Women Over 50 Facing Increased Threat of Cervical Cancer

One in three (32 per cent) women over 50 do not think cervical screening (smear tests) are part of the healthy upkeep of a woman’s body, and almost one in four (22 per cent) do not think they are important to have regularly according to new research by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Gransnet. Adding [...]

By |2016-06-13T16:31:52+00:00June 14th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

Bubbly Drinks Inspire More Effective Cancer Treatment

Cancer researchers are developing a bubbly drink packed with oxygen microbubbles to make treatments more potent for hard to treat tumours like pancreatic cancer. Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Ulster, supported by Cancer Research UK, are investigating how to re-oxygenate tumours with a drink that could deliver extra oxygen to the site of [...]

By |2016-06-08T14:47:37+00:00June 9th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

Call for Action to Minimise Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Survivors

Despite the known toxic effects of chemotherapy on the heart, the majority of women undergoing breast cancer treatment are not getting the recommended follow-up heart scans, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester. The research was carried out at the University of Dundee and funded by the Grant Simpson [...]

By |2016-06-07T08:49:43+00:00June 7th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

Breast Cancer Drug Discovery Offers Hope of New Treatments

A drug for breast cancer that is more effective than existing medicines may be a step closer, thanks to new research. Scientists have identified a chemical compound that is highly effective at blocking the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory. The compound – called eCF506 – targets a molecule called Src tyrosine kinase [...]

By |2016-05-25T10:58:06+00:00May 27th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

Number of Cancer Carers has Rocketed

The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million; an increase of almost a third (31 per cent) in the past five years, according to new research from Macmillan Cancer Support. Family and friends are spending an average of 17.5 hours a week looking after a [...]

By |2016-05-23T14:35:06+00:00May 24th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

ITV Challenge for Breast Centre, Llandough

Two ‘Tough Mums’ from Penarth are set to take on a TV challenge to raise awareness and funds for a charity close to their hearts. Next door neighbours Karen Seeley and Imogen Brown from Penarth were both diagnosed with breast cancer within six months of each other and both received excellent treatment and care at [...]

By |2016-05-13T15:05:52+00:00May 16th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

New Cancer Drugs to Overcome Treatment Resistance

Men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of cancer drug designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the drugs, called Hsp90 inhibitors, specifically target and inactivate a mechanism commonly used by prostate cancer cells to evade the effects [...]

By |2016-05-04T08:49:51+00:00May 4th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments

Cancer Centre Reaches Landmark

A revolutionary cancer therapy introduced at Singleton Hospital in 2012 has treated its 1,000th patient a year earlier than expected. Lyn Richards this week started a course of treatment at the South West Wales Cancer Centre within the Swansea hospital, using an advanced Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) technique. This offers many benefits over conventional radiotherapy by [...]

By |2016-04-27T15:00:15+00:00April 27th, 2016|Cancer|0 Comments
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