Pioneering breast cancer treatment turns tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue

Pioneering breast cancer treatment freezes tumours into a ball of ice which kills harmful tissue Needle cooled to -170C with liquid nitrogen repeatedly inserted into cancerous tissue Device turns cancerous tumour into 'ball of ice' Technique developed by Israel-based firm could be completed in 15 minutes without need for surgeryCryoablation could one day be used to treat kidney, prostate and liver cancer | UPDATED: 12:30 GMT, 9 December 2012 Surgery may soon be a thing of the past for breast cancer patients, thanks to a new technique that destroys tumours by freezing them.

Ministers order an inquiry into the care pathway payments that saw hospitals receive millions to implement controversial system

Ministers order an inquiry into the care pathway payments that saw hospitals receive millions to implement controversial systemSeveral cases have been reported where patients have been put on Liverpool Care Pathway without their family's knowledge Care minister Norman Lamb called the number of cases 'unacceptable'Liverpool Care Pathway through to be a part in 130,000 deaths of hospital patients every year | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 26 November 2012 Inquiry: Care minister Normal Lamb said the number of cases was 'unacceptable' Ministers yesterday ordered an independent inquiry into why hospitals have been paid to hit targets for numbers of patients dying on the Liverpool Care Pathway. The new investigation will examine how hospitals have received tens of millions of pounds to implement the controversial system for care of the dying.