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A radical new immune therapy developed from cases of "miraculous" cancer recovery could be tested on patients as early as next year. Scientists have found a way to screen potent cancer-killing immune cells from donor blood and multiply them by the million. The neutrophil cells form part of the body's…
Edge Hill University has received funding from the National Institute for Health Research to review the provision of respite care for young adults with life limiting conditions or complex needs. The research team, led by Sally Spencer, Professor of Clinical Research in the University’s Postgraduate Medical Institute, has received £168,554…
Public sector organisations are being driven to produce greater efficiencies and cost savings, and the NHS in particular is facing the requirement to do more with less, and deliver better and more effective care while at the same time reducing a fiscal deficit. This economic challenge has been the catalyst…
A new project to transform the aftercare and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors is being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University thanks to a £2.5million funding award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and…
Thousands of women with previously untreatable breast cancer have been given new hope after health officials approved two new "breakthrough" drugs for NHS use. In new draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has approved palbociclib and ribociclib for widespread use in the health service in…
Strokes are costing the UK £26 billion annually and this could triple within 20 years if action is not taken, charity figures suggest. A new report by the Stroke Association found that strokes are taking a financial toll three times higher than the previous estimate in 2009. Researchers believe the…
A cancer charity has appointed its first digital nurse to combat online "fake news" about the disease. Macmillan Cancer Support fears patients are turning to unverified websites for information that leaves them needlessly frightened and at risk of bogus cures. The charity points to one online search that brings up…
Cancer charities have urged the NHS to ensure sufferers are not affected by cyber attacks in future. Some 139 people with referrals over possible diagnosis of the disease saw appointments cancelled by May's global WannaCry attack which crippled health service computers. They were among almost 19,500 appointments lost to the…
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