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Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer by GPs ‘unnecessary’, finds study

GPs should urgently refer patients with prostate cancer symptoms regardless of their digital rectal examination results, a new study has suggested. Researchers from Hull York Medical School found that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not have an abnormal DRE

Trials begin of a saliva test for prostate cancer

Doctors have begun a trial of a simple saliva test that aims to spot the top 10% of men who are most at risk of developing prostate cancer. One in eight men develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives. The test draws

Cancer Institute ‘resumes’ radiotherapy services

Radiotherapy services at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) have fully resumed following the completion of the servicing of the Cobalt 60 Radiotherapy machine. The machine that was installed in January 2018, had been reported to have broken down two weeks ago