Cancer

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Drug may help more women survive hereditary breast cancer
International trials of olaparib were stopped early as benefits of ‘groundbreaking’ drug became clear

Sarah Boseley Health editor

03, Jun, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Michael Atkinson obituary
Other Lives: Professor of gastroenterology who developed the Atkinson tube, which helps people with oesophageal cancer to swallow

John Bennett

13, May, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Annual screening for ovarian cancer does not save lives, study finds
Research reveals screening picks up 39% more cancers at early stage but this does not result in fewer deaths

Linda Geddes

12, May, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Scientists launch search for genetic test to spot killer prostate cancer
Gene-screening, as is used to detect some breast cancer risks, could save thousands of lives

Robin McKie

08, May, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Andrew Thomson obituary
Chemist who made a breakthrough in developing the anti-cancer drug cisplatin and brought about advances in spectroscopy

Roger Grinter

04, May, 2021 @11:42 AM

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Early findings show new drug could be ‘gamechanging’ for brain cancer treatment
Using ipatasertib, researchers say some brain cancers could potentially be made vulnerable to immunotherapy agent

Sarah Boseley

11, Apr, 2021 @12:57 PM

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‘We want to keep her name alive’: charitable trust for Sarah Hughes
Friends and family of Guardian and Observer journalist who died of cancer aim to raise £10,000 for education and research

Lisa Bachelor

11, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lack of Covid help puts medical research at risk, UK charities warn
Institutions dismayed at ministers’ failure to protect research worth hundreds of millions of pounds

Ian Sample Science editor

04, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Don Mason obituary
Other lives: Research physicist, immunologist and Quaker activist

Simon Hunt

15, Mar, 2021 @6:09 PM

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The epic battle with cancer's 'Death Star'
Forty years after the mutant genes that cause the deadliest cancers were discovered, drugs that target them could be approved

David Cox

06, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Hilary Craft obituary
Other Lives: Charity fundraiser who helped to raise millions for cancer research in the UK

Maurice Craft

02, Mar, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Exercise can help prevent cancers, new research finds
Obesity could soon overtake smoking as the main preventable cancer risk

Robin McKie

14, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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