The majority of adult survivors of childhood cancer reported no or few symptoms of psychological distress over a 13 year follow-up period.
An estimated 33,000 long-term survivors of childhood cancer – the vast majority of whom are cured – will be living in the UK by the end of 2012.
Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new type of leukaemia drug.
Scientists have developed a new bone marrow transplant technique that only requires a small dose of chemotherapy and may therefore make treatment safer and less distressing for children with genetic defects in their immune system (primary immunodeficiencies or PID).
New research shows that 70 per cent of adults in the UK back proposals to protect children from tobacco by putting it out of sight in shops and 76 per cent support abolishing cigarette vending machines according to Cancer Research UK today (Wednesday) – on the second anniversary of the smoking ban in England.
A molecular marker used in America to predict whether children with a form of kidney cancer, called Wilms’ tumour, are more likely to relapse than other children, could be useful for UK patients. The study is published in the European Journal of Cancer* today (Wednesday).
Survival for childhood bone cancer is slightly lower in the UK than in any other Western European country, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer* today (Wednesday).
OVERWEIGHT children may inherit faster eating behaviour according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition today.