Claire Rickner

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Injecting chemo 'gives ovarian cancer patients 3 more years'

Simply changing how chemotherapy is delivered to women with ovarian cancer could help them live years longer, according to an "incredibly promising" study.<p>Researchers have discovered that giving chemo drugs via direct injection into the abdomen where the tumours are, rather than intravenously, …

Final twist to tale of Henrietta Lacks, the woman whose cells helped the fight against cancer

Scientists recant in ethics row over publishing DNA genome of research's unwitting heroine<p>The astonishing story of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cancer in 1951 but whose still living cells are now the basis for much medical research, has captivated America for the past two years – and there is no …

Huge cancer study uncovers 74 genetic risk factors

But genetic tests of 200,000 people reveal no clear cause-and-effect.<p>One of the largest cancer genetics studies ever conducted adds a wealth of …

Genetics

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

Research involving 1,000 scientists finds scores of genetic markers that identify people most likely to develop diseases<p>A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to unravel the genetic causes of …