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Anti-FGM measures strengthened

Anti-FGM measures strengthened

More than £1.5m has been announced for “the next stage” of a professional body female genital multination (FGM) prevention programme by the Department of Health (DH) to “bring about an end” to FGM.

FGM data “changing public opinion”

FGM data “changing public opinion”

The “small” amount of data on female genital mutilation (FGM) collected by NHS Trusts is already changing public opinion, the Labour shadow health minister for preventing violence to women and girls has announced at the annual Unite/CPHVA conference.

Avastin trials may lead to breakthrough

New data showing cancer treatment Avastin® (bevacizumab, Roche) can extend the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer compared to chemotherapy alone has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Scotland introduces new resource for breast screening

Updated leaflet improves information given to women eligible for Breast Screening. The new resource was developed in consultation with cancer charities across Scotland, and has been informed by the leaflet produced for the breast screening programme in England