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Ground-breaking ceremony for cancer centre

A ground-breaking ceremony is being held this afternoon for the new £9 million Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Preparatory work is due to start shortly on the centre, which will see all the hospital's cancer services under one roof and helping to provide a purpose-built facility and comfortable environment within which patients can continue to receive top quality care.

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.

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.

Terminally ill woman lives to meet grandchild

Tina Drury from Dewsbury was told she only had six months to live on the very same day her daughter was told she was pregnant for the first time.

Tina's goal was to see the birth of her first grandchild, Amara, which she's now achieved. She spoke to our reporter, Sarah Clark.

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