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.

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?

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.


Aspirin may help colon cancer patients live longer

2014-04-01 15:00

Adding aspirin to the regular treatment of people whose tumour cells give off a specific antigen, or defence mechanism, may help them to live longer.

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.

Boy responding to forced chemo

2009-06-16 08:28

A family friend says X-rays show the tumour in the chest of a 13-year-old Minnesota boy who resisted treatment, has shrunk significantly after court-ordered chemotherapy.

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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