Cancer Research UK presents inaugural prizes at National Conference in Liverpool The first ever Cancer Research UK prizes were presented this week at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool. Eminent malignancy researcher Professor Sir Richard Peto received the inaugural Tumor Research UK Lifetime Achievement prize . Professor Peto is certainly a leading figure in both the prevention and treatment of cancer and helped operate a pioneering 50 year research that further set up the links between smoking and cancer. Both recipients into the future Leaders in Cancer Analysis Prize were Dr Peter Campbell at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Professor Jorge Reis-Filho at The Institute of Tumor Research.
Jon LaPook will even more on this new advancement on tonight’s CBS Evening News, at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.. Cancers from CT Screenings? A new study finds that radiation from the commonly perform CT scan are greater than generally thought, raising worries about increased risk for cancer. Scientist with the University of California, San Francisco found significant variation in rays doses for the same type of computed tomography techniques within institutions and across institutions, said lead investigator Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, a professor of radiology at UCSF. The outcomes highlight the necessity for higher standardization because this is a medical safety concern. Compared to other imaging methods, the median effective dosage delivered through a single CT scan was as high as 74 mammograms or 442 chest x-rays, regarding to Smith-Bindman.