National media briefing: the Alzheimer's Society, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Livestrong and Anthony Nolan

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The regional variation in the number of people with dementia being diagnosed across the UK is "disgraceful", according to the Alzheimer's Society.

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Breakthrough Breast Cancer
has welcomed the news that women in England and Wales with a strong family history of breast cancer could be offered medication on the NHS to try to prevent the disease. 

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The cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped last year of his seven Tour de France titles because of doping charges, has apologised to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation ahead of a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey and has said he will try to restore its reputation.

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The impact of a campaign to attract bone marrow donors by a Cumbrian teenager who died at the weekend has been huge, the charity Anthony Nolan says.

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