ARTICLES RELATING TO CHEMOTHERAPY

New prostate cancer drug may increase survival

2014-08-28 14:52

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

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.

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.

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.

Shortage of chemo drugs at Joburg hospital

2014-04-23 15:22

Cancer patients at a Johannesburg hospital have had their treatment interrupted because of a shortage of chemotherapy drugs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dying mom's wish 'a school run'

2013-02-21 09:06

A mother who is terminally ill with cancer has fulfilled her greatest wish - learning to drive so she can drop her son at school.

Boost for alternative medicine

2009-06-08 11:15

Ten years and $2.5bn in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are used by more than a third of all Americans.

What is Leukaemia?

2008-12-11 10:52

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

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shortage of chemo drugs at Joburg hospital

2014-04-23 13:21

Cancer patients at a Johannesburg hospital have had their treatment interrupted because of a shortage of chemotherapy drugs.

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.

'Pink trees' gives support to cancer patients

2014-02-03 15:46

Pink Trees for Pauline will, like in 2013, strive to promote quality of life for cancer patients and their families during and after cancer.

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.

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.

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.

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?

10-year-old has breast cancer

2009-06-04 11:00

Ten-year-old Hannah Powell-Auslam is trying to remain brave as she copes with a rare form of breast cancer.

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