Another week has flown by, and yet more interesting cancer research was in the news, both from our own scientists and from research groups around the world.
We’ve summarised the big stories of the week below.
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There were a few big stats stories out this week:
- On Monday, new analysis showed that nearly 10 per cent of bowel cancer patients die within a month of diagnosis. And of these, over half are over 80 years old, and six in 10 are diagnosed following an emergency admission to hospital. This suggests that the public, especially the elderly, may not be aware of bowel cancer’s warning signs.
- Then yesterday, we released new figures showing that the number of kidney cancers diagnosed each year in Great Britain has risen over 9,000 for the first time. Experts think that obesity is one of the key factors behind this staggering 135 per cent rise over the past 35 years.