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The animal that doesn’t get cancer

The naked mole rat offers hope for future cancer treatments (Credit: Alamy)

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans. The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various …

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Aspirin trial to examine if it can stop cancer returning

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The world’s largest clinical trial to examine whether aspirin can prevent cancers returning has begun in the UK. About 11,000 people who have had early bowel, breast, prostate, stomach and oesophageal cancer will be involved. Uncertainty about the drug’s possible anti-cancer qualities has led to fierce medical debate in recent …

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