Plans for top cancer therapy centre in London get the go-ahead

UCLH hospital has secured planning permission from Camden council for a GBP125m project to establish a radiotherapy centre at its Bloomsbury campus. The new facility will offer proton beam therapy, the most advanced form of radiotherapy for cancer patients. The project is still subject to the approval of London Mayor Boris Johnson, but work on the centre is expected to begin in spring 2015, with completion scheduled for 2018. The facility, along with a sister unit at Manchester's Christie Hospital, will have capacity to treat the most paediatric patients in the world.

Researchers uncover cause of rare type of ovarian cancer that strikes girls and young women

Scientific breakthrough could lead to new cancer treatments; study inspired by memory of 22-year-old patient.

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South Africa; New Tech Offers Hope of Tackling TB

Face masks incorporating satellite tracking and cough samplers are among the new technologies being tested to help researchers in South Africa try to control the epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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‘Superbugs’ that can overpower antibiotics are spreading: WHO

Antibiotic resistance has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country, the U.N.'s World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report. It is now a major threat to public health and "the implications will be devastating". "We have a big problem now, and all of the trends indicate the problem is going to get bigger, said Keiji Fukuda, the WHO’s assistant director-general for health security.

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