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Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Health
Testicular cancer can be treated successfully with fewer rounds of toxic chemotherapy drugs, doctors say. A study on 246 patients, reported in the journal European Urology, showed a single cycle of chemo was just as effective as the standard two cycles. But the "shorter, kinder and cheaper" approach reduced the side-effects for cancer patients, scientists said. Experts believe having less chemotherapy would make a "huge difference" to quality of life. Testicular cancer is quite rare, affecting around 2,400 people in the UK each year.However, it is unusual in that it strikes relatively young men - it is the most common type of cancer in those aged between 15 and 49.The overwhelming majority of people diagnosed (98%) survive for at least 10 years after the...
Breakthrough as monkey is born from frozen testicular tissue

Breakthrough as monkey is born from frozen testicular tissue

Technology
By Zayneb Benyoucef. news reporter A baby monkey, Grady, is the first one to be born from experimental technology using frozen testicular tissue.The scientists successfully froze and then thawed testicular tissue using a technique that could offer hope to young cancer patients. Professor Kyle Orwig and his team have worked years for this achievement."Well, her name's Grady, which stands for graft derived baby," he said."She was born on 16 April of last year and now she is 11 months old and she plays and behaves just like every other monkey that was born in a normal way," said Prof Orwig. The experiment saw the scientists, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, remove a testis from five young rhesus macaques and freeze the testicular...
EXCLUSIVE: M&S hunk David Gandy promotes testicular cancer awareness

EXCLUSIVE: M&S hunk David Gandy promotes testicular cancer awareness

Entertainment
HUMPHREY NEMARCAUSE: David insists he wasn't born a hunk, and with work anyone can look like himBut Essex-lad David Gandy says balls to topless billboards of himself and instead is on a mission to get British blokes talking about their tackle instead.And whilst his mega buff body has bagged him some of the most beautiful women in the world – including Strictly babe Mollie King – David insists any Daily Star reader can look like him if they ditched burgers for the gym.The Dolce & Gabbana man, 37, said: “Most people would think that the highlight of my career would be laying like James Bond on a speed boat or seeing my picture on a giant billboard in the middle of Times Square in New York. That is lovely, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve always wanted to be known for more than that. I want t...