Cancer

Harry Shaw donations top £200k

Harry and his dad with the F1 car outside their home
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Donations inspired by a terminally ill boy, whose good-luck message to F1 driver Lewis Hamilton prompted him to send a racing car to the youngster's home, have reached more than £200,000.

Harry Shaw, who has a rare bone cancer, posted a video that inspired Hamilton's victory in the Spanish Grand Prix.

The motor racing star sent a car to the five-year-old's home in Redhill in Surrey, who he described as his "spirit angel" as he dedicated his victory to him.

In April, Harry's parents were told he had just one week left to live.

On the online donations page, his mum and dad, Charlotte and James, wrote: "We would love Harry's story to inspire fundraising for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity because only research can stop this awful disease."

Artificial intelligence 'better than doctors' at diagnosing lung cancer

The new technology could increase the efficiency of cancer diagnosis
New research suggests that artificial intelligence is better at diagnosing lung cancer than doctors. 

The researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois in the United States worked in conjunction with Google to study data used with the agreement of thousands of cancer patients. 

It is hoped that the technology could boost the effectiveness of cancer screening.

One of the researchers is Dr Mozziyar Etemadi from Northwestern University

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North East clinc second in the country to offer pioneering cancer treatment

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A North East clinic is now the second in England to offer a pioneering therapy to treat cancer.

The proton beam therapy machine delivers a form of radiotherapy using high-energy beams to target tumours.

It goes live today at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East, in Bedlington.

Only self-funded patients and those with private medical insurance will be able to receive the treatment

Centre manager Chris Land says the cancer clinic hopes to secure a contract with the NHS in the near future to deliver the therapy through the health service.

The first clinic offering the treatment was in Manchester.

The first proton-beam therapy centre, in Manchester
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A radical approach to treating cancer

Cancer scientists aim not just to kill cancer cells but destroy their ability to evolve
Cancer scientists are aiming not just to kill cancer cells but destroy their ability to evolve. Our health correspondent, James Gallager, explains.
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