Breast cancer may be detected by blood test five years before clinical signs show
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Breast cancer may be detected by blood test five years before clinical signs show

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/03/breast-cancer-blood-test-detects-years-earlier By Robin McKie Guardian news Study by Nottingham researchers shows immune response to tumour cells can reveal disease Breast cancer could be detected five years before clinical signs appear in patients thanks to a blood test that could identify the body’s immune responses to tumour cells. That is the claim…

Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’
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Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/29/breast-cancer-risk-from-using-hrt-is-twice-what-was-thought By Sarah Boseley Health editor Study prompts medicines regulator to advise all women using HRT to remain vigilant The risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement therapy is double what was previously thought, according to a major piece of research, which confirms that HRT is a direct cause of…

Senior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits
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Senior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/21/senior-doctors-call-for-crackdown-on-home-genetic-testing-kits By Hannah Devlin Science correspondent False results have told women they have mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly told they are carrying dangerous mutations linked to cancer or other…

MRI scans to be trialled as test for prostate cancer
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MRI scans to be trialled as test for prostate cancer

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/09/mri-scans-to-be-trialled-as-test-for-prostate-cancer By Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Simple scans ‘could revolutionise the way that we diagnose disease’, says professor Hundreds of men will be given MRI scans in a groundbreaking clinical trial that scientists say could transform screening for prostate cancer. The ÂŁ5m trial, which begins in August, is pioneering a simple,…

Are genetic tests useful to predict cancer?
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Are genetic tests useful to predict cancer?

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/23/are-predictive-genetic-test-useful-to-predict-cancer-matt-hancock By Hannah Devlin at the Guardian news The health secretary’s call for tests to be rolled out on NHS was met with controversy The health secretary, Matt Hancock, this week shared his shock at discovering that he is at greater than average risk for prostate cancer, despite having no family history of…