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Cancer news often gets more attention if a celebrity has been diagnosed, but does this help raise awareness or can the celebrity angle do more harm than good?
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.
A new research programme will lay the foundations for routine testing for inherited cancer genes in patients with the disease.
A new study has found a link between family history of the disease and a better chance of survival, published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that two gene faults increase the risk of bowel cancer in families with a strong history of developing the disease, who, until now, had no explanation as to why their risk was greater.
Screening women at high risk of ovarian cancer once a year may not be effective enough to spot the disease in its earlier stages, and more frequent screening may be needed for this group of women, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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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.