NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a year

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNew drug halts advance of non-small cell lung cancer for eight monthsCrizotinib costs 4,000 a month and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNHS watchdog deems it too expensive due to lack of evidence of benefits By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 Access denied: Crizotinib could benefit 1,000 patients a year but is deemed to lack evidence of benefits says NHS A new drug that combats a specific type of lung cancer is too expensive for the NHS, says the rationing watchdog.

Prostate cancer linked with low levels of vitamin A in the body

Vitamin A 'makes prostate cancer more susceptible to chemotherapy' Cancer stem cells are more likely to survive if person has low levels of vitamin AVitamin A is found naturally in oily fish, milk, cheese and eggs | UPDATED: 13:40 GMT, 5 September 2012 Grilled salmon is a good source of Vitamin A.

Internal brush discovered inside lungs, could be key to beating lung disease

Internal 'brush' that lines the lungs could offer insight into treating diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma Brush-like layer pushes out sticky mucus and the unwanted matter it contains PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 24 August 2012 The discovery of an internal 'brush' that helps clear lungs of unwanted matter could improve understanding of lung diseases, scientists say.

I had a whale of a time! Cancer girl, 16, finishes bucket list of of dreams after two years with an orca-watching trip

I had a whale of a time! Cancer girl, 16, finishes bucket list of dreams after two years with an orca-watching trip Alice Pyne flew to Canada to go whale watching against doctor's advice | UPDATED: 10:24 GMT, 17 August 2012 A teenager girl dying of cancer has fulfilled her 'bucket list' of things she wanted to do.

Suntan lotion made from STRAWBERRIES could protect you from damaging UV rays

Suntan lotion made from STRAWBERRIES could protect you from damaging UV rays Compounds called anthocyanins, which give strawberries their red colour, have sun protection properties | UPDATED: 16:38 GMT, 6 August 2012 Fruity: Skin tests in labs showed strawberry extract protected it from the harmful effects of UVA light Sun-tan lotions made from strawberries could soon be on sale after the fruit was discovered to protect against sunburn.

Chemotherapy can "encourage cancer growth"

Chemotherapy can backfire by 'encouraging cancer growth' Chemotherapy found to affect healthy cells surrounding cancer cells | UPDATED: 09:11 GMT, 6 August 2012 Chemotherapy can backfire by encouraging healthy body cells around the tumour to produce a protein that helps the cancer to resist treatment, research has shown.

Diabetes breakthrough as experts learn how to completely reverse the condition in mice

Diabetes breakthrough as experts learn how to completely reverse the condition in mice Study mice were able to produce their own insulin following human stem cell transplant | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 27 June 2012 Scientists have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for the illness.

Gene test that could predict breast cancer years before it strikes

Gene test that could predict breast cancer years before it strikes Risk of developing breast cancer can double in women whose genes are altered by environmental factorsBlood test could be used to identify those most at riskAverage risk of developing breast cancer is one in nine over course of a lifetime By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 04:55 GMT, 1 May 2012 | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 1 May 2012 A genetic test could help predict breast cancer many years before it develops, scientists claim.