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North East "worst region in the world" for oesophageal cancer

The North East of England has the highest rate of oesophageal and stomach cancer in the UK, and the UK has the highest rate of any country in the world. A new TV advert from the Be Clear on Cancer campaign aims to highlight symptoms of the diseases, which affect 750 people in the region every year.



Full report: New drug for skin cancer

A new drug to treat skin cancer has been given the go-ahead after being successfully trialled in Newcastle.

Erivedge tablets have shown evidence of shrinking tumours that are too big to be operated on.

Doctors at The Northern Centre for Cancer Care say it is a significant step forward in the fight against the most common type of cancer.

Jonny Blair reports.

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