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2008-07-15 10:45:00

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have shown an association between certain past diagnostic radiation procedures and an increased risk of young-onset prostate cancer — a rare form of prostate cancer which affects about 10 per cent of all men diagnosed with the disease.

2008-06-18 18:00:09

By Sam Wood PEOPLE living in the north of England are more likely to die from cancer than those living in the rest of the country, according to a report released today. The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) says cancer deaths in the region are about 20% higher than the rest of England.

2005-08-31 18:49:20

Breakthrough Breast Cancer today announce that UK scientists have discovered that a gene – named after the James Bond villain Scaramanga – can trigger the development of breasts. This has important implications for breast cancer, as reported in the journal Genes and Development.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.