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Revolutionary new cancer drug developed in Leeds

A revolutionary new cancer drug designed by researchers in Leeds could change the way the disease is treated.

What makes it different is this drug doesn't require chemotherapy - it's an oral drug which has today been licenced for the NHS by NICE - the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

The treatment, for leukaemia patients, could pave the way for a new methods of tackling the condition, as Victoria Whittam reports.


Best birthday for cancer patient, Isla

Isla Grace Large - the toddler who's touched the hearts of thousands of people in the ITV Calendar region - no longer has the rare and aggressive form of cancer she's been fighting for the past year. She found out in time for her second birthday.

Her family, from Yeadon in West Yorkshire, were preparing to head to America for treatment, but an operation to remove a tumour from Isla's neck was so successful, she won't need to travel to the States. Victoria Whitman reports.

Sir John Hurt remains 'optimistic' during cancer treatment

Sir John Hurt Credit: Press Association

Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has said his treatment for pancreatic cancer is 'going terrifically well'.

The 75-year-old from Chesterfield told the Radio Times he continues to be 'optimistic'.

He played the title role in The Elephant Man, and has also starred in films including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Hercules.

Double decker campaign to tackle prostate cancer

A double decker bus is being taken on tour around the country to raise awareness of the risk of prostate cancer amongst black males.

There are currently 3,700 men living with prostate cancer in Leeds and 2,000 in Sheffield. According to new research, black men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with the condition as white men, and a greater number will die from the disease as a result.


'Look Good Feel Better' workshops begin for women with cancer

Now, we hear a lot about efforts to raise money for cancer charities, and the never-ending fight to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.

But there is one charity which works with patients to make them look and feel better.

Those undergoing treatment are often left feeling tired and sick, but their physical appearance can also change, too.

"Look Good Feel Better" holds workshops in Sheffield, Lincoln and Hull for women and teenagers. The aim, quite simply, is to boost their confidence. Tamsin Eames reports:

Warnings over breast cancer

Women over seventy are being warned to look out for all the signs of breast cancer. Around 1300 women aged over 70 in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are diagnosed with breast cancer each year - but a third have symptoms other than a lump.

Those figures are revealed at the same time as concern is raised that older women are being too laid back about the importance of screenings and ignore appointments. James Webster reports.

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