Simple saliva test for breast and prostate cancer will soon be available at your GP for just 5

5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries.

How our "stiff upper lip" hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptoms

How our 'stiff upper lip' hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptomsStudy suggests Britons are embarrassed or reluctant to waste doctors' timeSurvey questioned 19,079 people aged 50 and older in six countriesExperts say British stoicism could explain differences in cancer survival By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 Early intervention: A study found people in Britain do not seek help for early symptoms of cancer because they are embarrassed or reluctant to waste their doctors' time Having a ‘stiff upper lip’ could mean some Britons are dying needlessly from cancer, warn researchers.

Better breast cancer treatments that target genetic weaknesses a "giant step closer"

Breast cancer treatments that target genetic weaknesses of disease a 'giant step closer' One of the most deadly subtypes of breast cancer found to be more similar to ovarian cancerResearch can reveal cancer's genetic weaknesses leading to more targeted drugs | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 24 September 2012 More targeted breast cancer treatments are a 'giant step closer' according to scientists, after a study revealed new genetic insights into the disease.

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.

Simple blood test set to revolutionise cancer care by showing whether treatment

Simple blood test set to revolutionise cancer care by showing whether treatment is working to reduce tumours is working | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 30 May 2012 A simple blood test could revolutionise cancer care by showing patients whether their treatment is working, according to a study.

Now women can delay motherhood by freezing their ovaries and having them re-implanted years later

Now women can delay motherhood by freezing their ovaries and having them re-implanted years later | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 15 April 2012 British women are to be given the chance of delaying motherhood by freezing parts of their ovaries.

Universal vaccine that could tackle 90 per cent of cancers is tested on humans for first time

'Universal' vaccine that could beat 90 per cent of cancers is tested on humans for first time Vaccine triggered greater immunity to cancer cells in trial patients A vaccine that targets a molecule in 90 per cent of all cancers has been tested on humans for the first time.

Could stem cells give every woman life-long fertility? Breakthrough could lead to unlimited supply of eggs

Could stem cells give every woman life-long fertility Breakthrough could lead to unlimited supply of eggs By Tamara Cohen Last updated at 2:34 AM on 27th February 2012 Scientists have found stem cells in human ovaries from which it may one day be possible to produce an ‘unlimited’ supply of eggs.

Fasting "could help combat cancer and boost effectiveness of treatments"

Fasting 'could help combat cancer and boost effectiveness of treatments'Fasting slowed growth and spread of tumoursCured some cancers if combined with chemotherapy Human trials now under way Going without food for short periods may help to combat cancer and boost the effectiveness of treatments, say scientists.