ARTICLES RELATING TO CANCER

Mom of 13-year-old Luca with leukaemia begs you to sign petition

2017-02-20 10:31

Would you pay R2,000 to register as a stem-cell donor? Probably not, and that's why we need government's help.

Immunotherapy the next frontier in cancer treatment

2017-02-14 11:34

Just as no two cancer patients are the same, not all treatments are equally effective. We take a closer look at immunotherapy, the newest modality in the cancer treatment group.

We have a vaccine for six cancers; why are less than half of kids getting it?

2017-02-06 10:37

There is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at bay, but adoption of it has been slow and surprising low.

What you don't know about cancer can kill you

2017-02-02 09:27

A survey found that too few Americans realise that obesity, alcohol and inactivity can boost their cancer risk.

10 things never to say to a cancer patient

2017-01-09 12:20

A diagnosis of cancer can tie the tongues of friends and family members. We found out which seemingly helpful words are actually harmful.

Fluorescent probes help surgeons detect cancer cells

2016-12-20 13:32

Human cancer cells are slightly more acidic than normal tissue and this principle will be used to detect and remove tumours.

Immunotherapy drug shows promise against lung cancer

2016-12-14 10:02

Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer in the United States, but a different approach extended survival for advanced patients by several months.

Global cancer rates up more than one-third in last decade

2016-12-07 11:07

According to a new study the rise in cancer cases is mainly due to population ageing and growth, along with changes in age-specific cancer rates.

Dying girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

2016-11-18 11:55

A British girl who died after a terminal illness won the right to have her body frozen in an unprecedented ruling, the High Court said.

Michael Bublé pulls out of BBC Music Awards following his son's cancer diagnosis

2016-11-10 20:00

Michael Bublé has cancelled his appearance at the BBC Music Awards next month following his son Noah's recent cancer diagnosis.

 

Can ozone therapy complement your chemotherapy?

2017-02-15 10:18

Oncologists have relied on radiation and chemotherapy to combat cancer for decades, but now cancer treatment can be boosted by ozone therapy.

TAC calls for Roche to drop price of cancer drug

2017-02-08 11:06

Protesters, including women living with breast cancer, have called for pharmaceutical company Roche to make a drug that treats HER2-positive breast cancer affordable.

Get active to fight cancer

2017-02-03 13:48

One of the key messages this World Cancer Day (4 February 2017) is to get active and monitor your weight to reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cancer.

Crucial cancer drug imported to fill shortage - health department

2017-01-31 14:08

The national health department has been importing stock of the key cancer drug Cisplatin because its chosen local supplier has a "problem" producing it.

Powerful cancer drug may be taken only once every 3 months

2017-01-05 10:26

A new study suggests that zoledronic acid (Zometa), a drug used for bone cancer, can safely be administered only once every three months instead of every three to four weeks.

White women more likely to get screened for breast cancer

2016-12-19 10:21

A great deal of effort has gone into finding ways to reduce breast cancer screening disparities among different US racial groups, but with varying degrees of success.

Computers rival doctors with breast cancer care recommendations

2016-12-12 14:21

A computer system made breast cancer treatment recommendations that jibed 9 out of 10 times with those of doctors at a top cancer hospital in India.

Drug combo shows promise in soft tissue cancers

2016-12-05 12:29

The combination of a new cancer drug with an existing drug killed soft tissue sarcoma cancer cells in laboratory and mouse studies.

Vitamin D levels may affect breast cancer survival

2016-11-11 14:45

According to researchers, in breast cancer patients in California higher vitamin D levels at diagnosis were associated with better overall survival.

Young cancer survivors may risk heart disease later on

2016-11-09 10:45

Research has found that cancer treatment during childhood may boost the risk of death from heart disease later in life.

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