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SA’s patent laws are preventing treatment for thousands with breast cancer

In the South African private sector, HER2 positive breast cancer patients are often denied coverage for a full 12 month course of trastuzumab by medical aids due to its high cost.

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SA doctor heads 'Moonshot 2020' team to develop cancer vaccine

2016-01-13 15:28

The world's wealthiest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong, has launched a new alliance with the hope of finding a vaccine-based immunotherapy treatment for cancer before the end of the decade.

Taylor Swift pays surprise visit to teen cancer patient

2015-12-22 09:37

Delaney Clements was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2010 and after her #DelaneyMeetTaylor tweet went viral, she got to meet her biggest inspiration.

Jimmy Carter beats cancer with new treatment

2015-12-09 14:00

Former US president Jimmy Carter's successful brain cancer treatment benefited from improvements in radiation therapy and immunotherapy.

Tapeworm cancer cells found in Colombian man

2015-11-11 11:11

Cancer in a tapeworm inside a Colombian man may have caused cancer-like tumours in its human host.

It's a first: SA woman has cancerous tumour removed by a robot

2015-11-06 15:09

Chantelle Gouws became the first person in South Africa to undergo a partial nephrectomy using da Vinci robotic-assisted technology to remove a cancerous tumour from her kidney.

Infographic: How cancer affects South African children

2015-11-06 13:39

Here are a few key facts that every parent should know about childhood cancer.

Robot to attend school for young cancer patient

2015-11-05 21:32

A rolling robot is to attend school for a 10-year-old Maryland girl as she undergoes cancer treatment.

Why everyone with breasts should read this

2015-11-04 10:04

A breast self-exam is the best way to detect breast cancer early – and it applies to both men and women.

Meat and cancer – making sense of the evidence

2015-11-02 14:28

Reducing meat intake is one way of minimising cancer risk. While primary prevention continues to be advocated, early detection remains the mainstay for successful treatment and outcomes.

 

Less invasive cancer treatment Novalis Tx™ Radiosurgery comes to SA hospitals

2016-02-03 08:49

Life Healthcare has added a new tool to its cancer-fighting arsenal - the Novalis Tx™ Radiosurgery. It's a state-of-the-art, image-guided device that provides more accurate, concentrated doses of radiation, allowing patients to be treated in fewer visits with fewer side effects.

2016 yearly forecast: Cancer

2015-12-24 12:23

From wellness, love and relationships, to work and finances, here’s what’s in store for Cancerians in 2016.

Researchers focus on risk factors for leukaemia after breast cancer treatment

2015-12-11 14:32

Scientists looked at 88 breast cancer survivors with treatment-related leukaemia and found that many had a personal and family history of cancer, suggesting a genetic susceptibility to cancer.

Mitch from Modern Family has real-life cancer scare

2015-12-09 10:12

Jess Tyler Ferguson who stars as Mitch in Modern Family has had a procedure to remove a cancerous mole from his face.

Natural cancer remedies: sorting fact from fiction

2015-11-10 10:11

Certain fruits and herbs may help cure your cancer. Get the go-ahead from your registered physician or oncologist to include the following natural cancer fighters in your cancer fighting regime.

Infographic: How cancer affects South African women

2015-11-06 13:39

Find out what is the main cause and the most diagnosed cancer in South Africa.

Infographic: Everything you need to know about breast cancer

2015-11-06 13:39

One in 33 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more startling revelations.

How to care for cancer sufferers in the best way possible

2015-11-04 10:04

There are no right or wrong ways to care for a cancer patient – there’s only your way.

Unite in the fight against cancer

2015-11-04 09:47

The Ball-duh-Dash run in support of awareness of testicular and prostate cancer takes place on Friday.

Not all of us have the same skin cancer risk

2015-11-02 14:04

Sun bingers, those with light skin, hair and eyes and those born with large brown moles are at greater risk of skin cancer than others.

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