Barbecue fish, seafood, poultry or plant-based foods rather than red meat and especially processed meats like hot dogs; the World Health Organisation considers processed meats a carcinogen and red meat a probable carcinogen. Photograph: iStock

Many people would be surprised to hear that barbecuing carries potential cancer risks. But each year, the American Institute for Cancer Research publi(...)

Getting active in midlife could be as good for you as starting young when it comes to reducing the risk of an early death, researchers have suggested.(...)

France has one of the lowest rates of uptake of the HPV vaccination in Europe, due to ‘unfounded rumours’ around its safety, says Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. Photograph:  Matthew Busch/Washington Post/Getty Images

France is launching a campaign of systematic screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The country is also stepping (...)

Drugs that activate the immune system to fight cancer have brought remarkable recoveries to many people in recent years. But one of those drugs seems(...)

Bari Brooks, who received four chemotherapy treatments, six weeks of radiation and five years of hormone-blocking therapy for a study on breast cancer, in White House, Tennessee. Photograph: William DeShazer/The New York Times

Many women with early-stage breast cancer who would receive chemotherapy under current standards do not actually need it, according to a major interna(...)

A cervical cancer cell. According to the US National Cancer Institute, “for women age 30 and older, pap and HPV co-testing is less likely to miss an abnormality than pap testing alone”.

Testing standards specified by the HSE for its cervical cancer services are lower than those used in the US, according to a pathologist working with t(...)

Prof Patrick Johnston: His memorial is the many who have survived or avoided cancer thanks to his work

Paddy Johnston, who has died suddenly after a cycle ride in Donegal, was internationally recognised as a leading cancer researcher, and an outstanding(...)

 Prof Patrick Johnston, who was in his late 50s,  took over as president and vice-chancellor of Queen’s University in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson

The death has occurred of the vice-chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast, Professor Patrick Johnston, the college confirmed on Sunday. A leading (...)

Young people with colorectal cancers run the risk of getting a diagnosis later in the course of their disease because doctors typically do not consider the diagnosis at such a young age. Illustration: iStockPhoto/Getty Images

Cancers of the colon and rectum have been declining in older adults in recent decades and have always been considered rare in young people. However,(...)

Mammograms are frightening because of the potential that they will find a cancer – but the mantra that early detection saves lives is true

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening, and many of the known risk factors – genetics, ageing, being a woman – are beyond our control. That i(...)

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