With men often finding it easier to talk tactics than testes, the comedian issues an open invitation to join a star-studded squad.
Sleeping well at night may help to protect men from deadly prostate cancer, a study has found.
Former footballer Vinnie Jones has revealed he has been diagnosed with skin cancer, describing the disease as his 'scariest opponent yet'.
NHS Foundation Trusts are performing well despite pressure on services, a health spokesman for the Conservative Party said, after a report found that more trusts were struggling with finances. The spokesman added:
This Government has shone a light on poor care in a way that Labour neglected to do - and which led to tragedies like Mid Staffs - in some cases putting pressure on finances as Trusts address historical issues with nursing numbers and the like.
We are putting recovery plans in place for any Trust in financial difficulty, but as the culture within our NHS changes, we do not accept that delivering safe and compassionate care in the longer term costs more money.
Jason Dorsett, finance director at Monitor says: "It's a tough financial climate for the NHS at the moment. The government has put more money into the NHS but the population is getting larger, people are getting older so that money has got to go further every year.
"So what we're finding is not that foundation trusts are in great difficulties, but there are closer to the margin, they've got less surplus to go around."
A study from Monitor, which regulates England's 147 foundation trusts, said 39 trusts are now in deficit, almost double the 21 in the same period last year and more than the 24 expected.
The combined financial hole of these trusts is £180 million - higher than the £168 million anticipated, with 60% of the deficit concentrated in five organisations. A further 17 trusts have "very small" deficits.
The Midlands is the most "financially challenged" region, with 14 of its 38 trusts being in deficit, including Peterborough, Mid Staffordshire, Sherwood Forest and Milton Keynes, the report said.
Overall, 40% (33) of acute trusts, 20% (one) of ambulance trusts, 11% (two) of specialist trusts and 7% (three) of mental health trusts are in deficit.
A report showing the number of NHS foundation trusts breaching an urgent cancer target has more than quadrupled in a year also showed trusts had delivered "efficiency savings" of £867 million so far in 2014 -18% (£185 million) behind what they had planned for this stage.
– Jason Dorsett, financial reporting director at health sector regular Monitor
All trusts need to up their game in delivering efficiency savings this year in order to maintain and improve the quality of care for patients, and ensure the sustainability of services.
The financial trust sector is doing remarkably well in tough circumstances but is looking a little frayed at the edges.
The Government target is for 85% of patients with suspected cancer to start treatment within 62 days of being urgently referred by their GP.
Monitor's report shows:
- 18 trusts breached this target, up from 12 the previous quarter and compared with four in the same period in 2012
- 39 trusts are now in financial deficit - almost double the same period last year
- 1.6 million patients were waiting for treatment in December - 14% higher than December 2012
- 28 foundation trusts failed the four-hour A&E waiting time target from October-December 2013
- Of England's 147 NHS Foundation Trusts, 26 are currently in breach of their licence
- 8 of those trusts are in special measures
The number of NHS hospitals breaching an urgent cancer target has more than quadrupled in a year, a report by health sector regulator Monitor has found.
Figures for October to December last year show that 18 trusts breached a key target for urgent cancer referrals, a performance that has fallen to its lowest level in two years.
People suffering with an advanced stage of cancer may soon have new hope, thanks to a pill which is said to wake up the immune system.
The pill activates natural killer (NK) cells, allowing them to kill any spreading tumours.
The new treatment was tested on mice either via injection or by mouth, with spreading cancer responding well.
Scientists reported their findings in the journal Nature:
– Dr Josef Penninger, from the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna
This novel... pathway shows that it might be possible to develop a 'pill' that awakens the innate immune system to kill cancer metastases.
Over half of cancer patients cannot afford to take a holiday abroad because their illness pushes up the price of insurance, a report has revealed.
Four out of every 10 cancer sufferers who took part in the survey admitted travelling outside the UK without insurance to cut costs.
Specialist cancer travel insurance agency, InsureCancer 1, who carried out the research, said most insurers had failed to take rising survival rates into account when pricing a policy.
The figures were backed up by Macmillan Cancer Care, who found that in some instances travel insurance can be up to 25 times more expensive.
Schoolboys should be vaccinated against a virus to help protect them from some types of cancer, a group of health organisations said.
The HPV jab should be used to protect against the human papilloma virus - which has been linked to a number of cancers including oral cancer.
In 2008, the HPV vaccination programme was launched in England for girls aged 12-13 to help prevent cervical cancer.
HPV Action, a group representing 25 patient and professional bodies, is calling for the vaccine to now be extended to boys and said the virus is a "real and rapidly growing health threat to UK men".
A poll of 1,300 British parents found that 64% were in favour of the vaccine being offered to boys and the organisation estimates it would cost £24 million a year for a programme including 367,000 boys.
The lead researcher on the study of molecular radiotherapy at the University College Hospital has said that it may offer new treatment for some children.
– Dr Mark Gaze, lead researcher on the study at the University College Hospital.
For far too long there has been too little progress for the patients I see every week.
But in the last year we have finally seen new treatments become available, and new trials have been launched to tackle this terrible disease.
We have real hope that this method of radiotherapy may be particularly effective and offer a new treatment option for these children.