Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and needed specialist radiation treatmentNHS refused to put her on project to send children to U.S for the treatment saying her survival chances were too lowParents raised 170,000 and she was given all clear in 2010 after treatmentCancer returned in 2011 and sadly further treatment could not eradicate the disease By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 8 January 2013 A brave five-year-old girl who was given the all clear for a brain tumour after the NHS 'abandoned' her has died just months after the cancer returned.

T-DM1: New "smart" drug for breast cancer extends women"s live by almost six months

New 'smart' drug for breast cancer extends women's lives by almost six months Novel treatment also reduces toxic side effects including hair lossDrug combines Herceptin and a chemotherapy agent Campaigners say it offers 'precious lifeline' for those with most aggressive cancer | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 1 October 2012 A new ‘smart’ drug for breast cancer extends women’s lives by almost six months while reducing toxic side effects – including hair loss.

Breast cancer "returns in one in five women" as experts reveal odds of relapse for the first time

Breast cancer 'returns in one in five women' as experts reveal odds of relapse for the first timeResearch showed 95 per cent of the women whose cancer returned were not alive ten years later | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 11 June 2012 One in five women with breast cancer will have their illness return following treatment, according to experts.

Student with brain tumour repeatedly turned away by doctors who said she was "homesick"

Student with brain tumour repeatedly turned away by doctors who said she was 'homesick' Megan suffered from terrible headaches and had difficulty walking but doctors put it down to stress | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 30 April 2012 A student who was suffering from a brain tumour was repeatedly turned away by doctors who insisted she was just 'homesick.' Megan Thompson, who was just three weeks into her childhood studies course at Leeds Metropolitan University, complained of terrible headaches and walking problems and made repeated trips to the doctor.

Sound wave treatment zaps prostate tumours without debilitating side effects

Sound wave treatment destroys prostate tumours in 90% of cases WITHOUT the side effects | UPDATED: 07:16 GMT, 17 April 2012 Men with prostate cancer could soon be offered sound wave treatment that rids 90 per cent of sufferers of the disease, while doubling their chances of avoiding debilitating side effects.

Painful womb condition endometriosis linked to higher risk of ovarian cancer

Painful womb condition endometriosis linked to higher risk of ovarian cancer Women suffering from endometriosis three times more likely to develop the disease A painful womb condition affecting two million British women has been linked to a greater risk of ovarian cancer.