The parents of an Egremont teenager who died after suffering from multiple brain tumours have set up a trust in her memory
A new campaign has been launched to try and reduce the number of people in Carlisle dying from cancer.
16 year old cancer sufferer Alice Pyne found fame after posting her bucket list, things she wanted to do before she died.
Living next to a nuclear plant was does not increase the risk of childhood leukaemia according to the findings of a report out today.
A possible link was highlighted in a television programme in the 1980s which prompted inquiries into cases of leukaemia in Seascale near the Sellafield planet, known then as Windscale.
Then as now, no firm link was found, so today's news has come as a reassurance to people living in the village.
Watch Samantha Parker's report in full below.
Children living near nuclear power plants like Sellafield are not at greater risk of contracting leukaemia according to research in the British Journal of Cancer.
There have been suggestions of a link for the last thirty years.
Researchers studied 10,000 leukaemia cases over 40 years across the UK and found there was no apparent link with nearby nuclear sites.
The charity Cancer Research UK has welcomed the findings of an investigation by the British Journal of Cancer, which concluded that there was no apparent extra risk of children developing cancers like leukaemia if they lived near a nuclear power plant.
– Hazel Nunn, Cancer Research UK’s head of health information
“It's heartening that this study supports the findings of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), that being born or living near a nuclear power station doesn't lead to more cases of leukaemia and similar cancers in children under five in the UK.
"But these results can't rule out any possible risk, so it's still important that we continue to monitor both radiation levels near nuclear power plants and rates of cancer among people who live close by.”
The lead researcher on a project that investigated whether children living or born close to nuclear power sites were more likely to develop cancers like leukaemia has said that there is "no correlation" between the circumstances.
– Dr John Bithell, honorary research fellow at the Childhood Cancer Research Group and lead author on the study
"The incidence of childhood leukaemia near nuclear installations in Great Britain has been a concern ever since the 1980s when an excess of cancer in young people near Sellafield was reported in a television programme.
"Since then, there have been conflicting reports in the UK and Europe as to whether there is an increased incidence of childhood cancer near nuclear power plants.
"Our case-control study has considered the birth records for nearly ever case of childhood leukaemia born in Britain and, reassuringly, has found no such correlation with proximity to nuclear power plants."
Research published in the British Journal of Cancer has found that young children who live near nuclear power plants do not have a greater risk of developing childhood leukaemia or non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Scientists from the Childhood Cancer Research Group in Oxford carried out a study of nearly 10,000 children under five who were diagnosed with leukaemia, or similar cancers, in Britain from 1962 to 2007.
The research focused on the distance from the nearest nuclear power plant both at the time the children were born- and when they were diagnosed with the diseases - and found that there was no apparent extra risk living near a nuclear power plant.
Fundraisers are hoping to raise £15,000 for Maggie's Cancer Care by throwing themselves from a platform 100ft high.
Volunteers rode the zip wire over the River Nith in Dumfries in aid of the charity, which offers support to cancer patients and their families.
A Dumfries based rock band who first started writing their debut album more than 30 years ago, have finally released an album, despite never having played together for a quarter of a century.
The catalyst that brought them back together was a decision to raise money for a cancer charity.
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A Scottish grandmother says she is being forced to move to Newcastle to get the cancer drug she needs to extend her life.
Maureen Fleming says she can't afford to pay for Cetuximab which costs £3000 a month in Scotland but is free in England.
Her plight was raised at First Minister's Questions:
New figures released show that the number of people with skin cancer in Scotland has increased by more than 50% in the last decade.
Official statistics show that two out of every five people will have some form of cancer in their lifetime.
Cancer was diagnosed 30,125 times in 2011, up from 26,150 in 2001, attributed largely to being a result of having an ageing population.
South of Scotland MSP and Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume has urged the government to do more to promote healthy living.
"Whilst it is an encouraging sign that mortality rates for cancer are falling, the trends within these statistics demonstrate the need for the Government and for us as individuals to do everything we can to avoid it.
"The long-term decline in lung cancer in males has been attributed in part to fewer men smoking, where rises in other types of cancer have been pointed to an increase in obesity and alcohol consumption.
"The Scottish Government must do more to promote healthy lifestyles in Scotland. It is clear that Scotland's relationship with alcohol and food must change if we are to tackle the menace of cancer in our families and communities."