lung-cancer

New biosensor could provide early lung cancer diagnosis, research shows

Graphene – a strong material made from layers of single carbon atoms – could hold the key to unlocking the…

Lung conditions kill more in the UK than other European countries

Death rates from respiratory illnesses are higher in the UK than similar countries in Europe, North America and Australia, according…

Blood test can rule out lung cancer ‘with 98 per cent accuracy’

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have participated in a multicentre clinical trial to evaluate the accuracy of…

Immunotherapy works. Why isn’t it routinely available on the NHS?

When Evelyn O’Flynn was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, after seeing the doctor about neck pain, she was…

17 Jul 2017

Germany’s ‘alternative’ clinics offer false hope to cancer patients like Leah Bracknell

It was reported last week that the ex-Emmerdale actress, Leah Bracknell, has started a campaign to raise funds for alternative…

Healthy living ‘would prevent half of all cancer deaths’

Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cancer deaths, according to research published in the online journal JAMA Oncology. The…

Regular exercise lowers your risk of 13 types of cancer

Regular physical activity dramatically reduces the risk of developing 13 types of cancer, according to research published in JAMA Internal…

Does a high-carb diet raise your risk of lung cancer?

A high-carb diet may raise your risk of lung cancer, according to a study carried out by the University of…

The truth about moderate drinking has been muddied by anti-alcohol militants

Last Friday, Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, described the belief that moderate alcohol consumption was good for the heart…

13 Jan 2016

Spotting lung cancer early is crucial. Here’s what you should know

Britain tends to lag behind other European countries in terms of its cancer survival rates. A few years ago this…

17 Dec 2015

Time to dump those pills: antioxidants found to hasten spread of cancer

In 1999 a book called The Antioxidant Miracle was released. Its publicity material stated: ‘A pill that strengthens your heart,…

9 Oct 2015

Early signs of lung cancer: why the NHS advice to patients isn’t good enough

The number of people dying from lung cancer in the UK is woefully high. Compare us with Sweden, where twice…

23 Jun 2015