Dad angry at 7-year-old’s dagga use

2012-11-26 15:29

Should a child be allowed to use marijuana for medical reasons?

Cancer-zapping spin-off from CERN collider bought

2013-04-24 10:00

The giant particle-smashing machine run by CERN outside Geneva is not only unravelling the mysteries of the universe, it may also be opening up new avenues to treat cancer.

Tailored advice required for screening mammography

2014-04-02 15:38

A series of articles on the risks and benefits of screening mammography at different ages suggests that women need more tailored advice and better quality information.

Avastin may boost survival in advanced cervical cancer: study

2013-06-03 12:05

Women on Avastin plus standard chemo live about 4 months longer on average.

Chemo for breast cancer increases unemployment risk

2014-04-29 13:29

According to a study, women who are subjected to chemotherapy for breast cancer have a greater likelihood of being unemployed.

Heart problems after breast cancer chemo overlooked

2014-06-04 10:34

Many breast cancer patients who develop heart failure while being treated with certain chemotherapy drugs do not get proper treatment for the condition.

Gluten-free diet may lift 'brain fog'

2014-06-27 12:32

Australian scientists found that banishing gluten in those with coeliac disease led to better scores in attention, memory and other brain functions.

Post-op chemo prolongs life in pancreatic cancer patients

2013-10-09 16:10

Treating pancreatic cancer patients with the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine after surgery improved survival rates when compared to doing nothing.

Experimental vaccine shows promise for ovarian cancer

2013-04-09 05:00

A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting.

Drug combo ups ovarian cancer survival rate

2014-06-02 11:19

Combining two new drugs nearly doubled the survival time of women with recurrent ovarian cancer in preliminary clinical trials.


What is Leukaemia?

2008-12-11 10:52

Cancer in children makes them weak – but knowledge is power. Know the signs and symptoms.

Gauging brain cancer survival time may get easier

2013-04-11 09:29

People with overactive version of a specific enzyme live less than half as long, research suggests.

Some cancer treatments can safely be skipped

2013-12-12 14:29

Tens of thousands of women might be able to skip at least some of the gruelling treatments for breast cancer without greatly harming their odds of survival.

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

2013-09-20 11:13

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be because the overweight are under-treated.

Blood samples may reveal breast cancer cells

2014-05-16 12:49

Researchers have found it may be possible to look for 'markers' of cancer cells in routine blood samples and use them to better gauge whether early breast cancer will progress.

Lymphoma survivor encourages blood donation

2014-06-09 16:31

Lionel Greenberg, a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor encourages people to step into their nearest SANBS Donor Centre and donate blood generously.

Genetically altered T-cells beat back leukaemia

2014-02-20 13:22

US researchers report that a new approach to killing cancer cells – using a patient's own immune system – has been very successful.

Aspirin benefits only some colorectal cancer patients

2014-04-24 11:40

A study found that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer almost exclusively in people with genes that produce high levels of a particular enzyme.

Intravenous vitamin C boosts chemotherapy action

2014-02-06 15:30

Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy's ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research.

New prostate cancer drug may increase survival

2014-01-29 12:28

A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival and delay progression of the disease.

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