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800 people a day get a cancer diagnosis

1st February 2016

Reported in the press today was the fact that more than 800 people a day are diagnosed with cancer in England. Figures show that the number is rising, with 296,863 new cases in 2014.  Breast, lung, prostate and bowel cancers account for more than half of cases, says the Office for National Statistics.

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Hastings Direct raises over £100,000 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation

1st February 2016

We are delighted to announce that our corporate partner Hastings Direct raised over £104,400 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation in 2015. The general insurance provider raised the charitable monies via Hastings Direct brand, insurePink where £10 from every car and home, and £1 from every travel insurance policy sold online is donated to the Foundation. ...

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Scientists identify protein used by breast cancer tumours to recruit normal cells and promote cancer spread

1st January 2016

Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research have discovered that more aggressive forms of breast cancer secrete a protein called Wnt7a which recruits and mutates surrounding cells to promote the spread of the disease. The team examined nearly 900 breast cancer samples and found that women who had high levels of Wnt7a were at higher ...

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New study of crucial molecule in breast cancer recurrence

1st December 2015

A leading scientist from Birmingham has been awarded a grant of more than £200,000 by research charity Breast Cancer Now to study how a particular molecule called PRMT5 might be helping breast cancer stem cells survive – making tumours more likely to grow back after treatment. Breast stem cells are a rare group of cells ...

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Five out of six women at higher risk of breast cancer reject drugs to prevent the disease

1st December 2015

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have collated data from 26 international studies totalling more than 21,000 women of all ages who were at increased risk of developing breast cancer. All of the women in the study were offered a five year course of preventative medication to lower their risk of preventing breast ...

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The Breast Cancer Cookbook

1st September 2015

The Breast Cancer cookbook, written by Professor Mohammed Keshtgar, a Consultant Breast Care Specialist at the Royal Free Hospital, is a vibrant and colourful book written to help support the diet and lifestyle of patients going through breast cancer. Professor Keshtgar and his team have looked at breast cancer risks, the treatment of breast cancer ...

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Research shows having a strong family history of breast cancer does not worsen your outcomes

1st June 2015

A study by the British Journal of Surgery has shown that inherited genes which increase the risk of developing breast cancer do not make it more difficult to treat the disease. The research findings involved studying nearly 3000 UK breast cancer patients, all of whom had developed breast cancer before the age of 41. Around ...

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Mammography was agreed to be the most appropriate breast screening tool

1st June 2015

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently published their recommendations following new data on screening practices and their outcomes. According to the IARC, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cause of death for women worldwide. It is said to be the leading cause of death from cancer for women in low to ...

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Just two drinks a day can increase the risk of developing breast cancer by 18%

1st June 2015

A new fact-sheet from Alcohol Concern and funded with a grant from the Pink Ribbon Foundation, looks at how alcohol increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is by far the most prevalent and one of the most lethal cancers for women in the UK. It affects around 1 in 8 women in the ...

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Study shows exercising during chemotherapy reduces side effects

1st May 2015

Findings from a recent Dutch study showed that women diagnosed with breast cancer who followed an exercise regime of either moderate or low intensity while undergoing chemotherapy experienced less fatigue, nausea and pain, as well as better physical fitness compared to those who did not exercise during treatment. The trial involved 230 female participants who had ...

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