Division of Cancer & Genetics




Sexual recovery after prostate cancer – Joe Amissah Arthur

Posted on 22 February 2016 by Ilaria Pignatelli

Co-constructing sexual recovery after prostate cancer: a qualitative study with couples Prostate cancer is  prevalent in men in the UK. With improved treatment, men are living longer. However, treatment comes at a cost with many suffering from erectile dysfunction, greatly affecting their sex life. A recent qualitative study evaluated the effect of prostate cancer treatment on the
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Cardiff Scientists Develop Novel Way of Predicting Breast Cancer Survival – Ryan Preece

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Danielle Donoghue

Researchers from Cardiff University’s Institute of Cancer & Genetics have been successful in employing a new technology to predict the survival of breast cancer patients, a key development which doctors say could help predict patient prognosis more accurately. The scientists analysed important sections of breast cancer patients’ DNA, called telomeres, which are known to play
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UK Lung Cancer Screening Trial – Noor Ali

Posted on 18 February 2016 by Ilaria Pignatelli

Barriers to uptake among high-risk individuals declining participation in lung cancer screening: a mixed methods analysis of the UK Lung Cancer Screening (UKLS) trial Scientists at Cardiff University have found that smokers who are female, over 71 and from deprived backgrounds are less likely to participate in screening for lung cancer, most commonly due to practical
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How long is a piece of string? – Samuel Li

Posted on 18 February 2016 by Ilaria Pignatelli

How long is a piece of string? Uncertainty can be extremely painful. Especially for those with a diagnosis of cancer. Not knowing the prognosis, what options you have and how your body will react to treatment. Recently research by Strefford et al. in partnership between several universities, including Cardiff,  significant steps have been made towards finding a
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