Together we will beat cancer


The single biggest risk factor for cancer is age, with around half of all cancer cases occur in people aged 70 and over in the UK.

Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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Age: the biggest cancer risk factor

Age is the single biggest risk factor for cancer. We explore why age increases the risk of cancer and what it means.

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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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Wising up on older people and cancer

A new report has launched looking at what we know, and what we still need to understand, about cancer and older people in the UK – we look at the findings.

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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Is the healthcare system failing elderly people with cancer symptoms?

A new report published today – and widely covered in the media – raises difficult questions about how cancers are diagnosed…

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Breast cancer – why do the over-70s often fare worse?

A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer today sheds some light on why older women with breast…

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