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Professor Stephen West awarded Cancer Research UK’s lifetime achievement prize

Professor Stephen West of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement award for his pioneering work in DNA repair.

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NICE publishes new guidance for women at high risk of breast cancer

Almost half a million healthy women at high risk of breast cancer can now be offered drugs that can cut their chances of developing the disease.

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Hundreds more breast cancer patients should be tested for BRCA1 gene

Leading breast cancer experts are calling for women under 50 diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer to be offered testing for faults in the BRCA1 gene.

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Scientists discover first DNA region to alter breast cancer risk in women with BRCA1 faults

Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a DNA region which can increase or decrease the high breast cancer risk associated with the BRCA1 gene.

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Gene study backs promise of breast cancer drugs to treat hereditary prostate cancer

How prostate cancer develops in men who have an altered ‘breast cancer gene’ is the same route by which breast cancer develops in women with the same mutation

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Cauliflower and broccoli boost cancer protection

Naturally occurring chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage can enhance DNA repair in cells, which may stop them becoming cancerous

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