Could this be a future cancer vaccine?

2018-02-07 11:00

There is hope that a cancer 'vaccine' may stimulate the body to reject cancer.

Breathing technique protects cancer patients’ hearts

2017-10-04 13:45

An innovative breathing technique is being used on breast cancer patients during radiation treatment to help prevent long-term damage to the heart.

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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Taylor Swift's mother diagnosed with cancer

2015-04-14 14:21

Taylor Swift recently announced that her mother was diagnosed with cancer and is urging her fans to tell their parents to get screened for the illness.

3D printing allows smarter cancer treatment

2014-12-17 13:36

A new approach to cancer involves printing 3D 'phantoms' of tumours and organs, which can be filled with liquid, allowing experts to see in detail the flow of 'radio-pharmaceuticals'.

HIV patients less likely to get cancer treatment

2014-07-01 16:04

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively.

US cancer centre ads may be misleading

2014-05-28 11:29

Advertisements from cancer centres might be creating inappropriate demand for services or providing unrealistic expectations, according to a US study.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-13 10:39

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

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.

US faces cancer-care crisis

2013-09-11 12:41

A new report warns that the United States faces a cancer care crisis because of its ageing population, rising health costs, complexity of care and a shrinking pool of cancer care workers.


How a double mastectomy can influence your career

2017-10-12 13:00

Aggressive surgery for breast cancer may cause women to be absent from work for more than a month.

What on earth is nuclear medicine?

2016-02-19 15:19

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine that utilises radioactive material to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases including cancer.

KZN gets super advanced radiotherapy machine

2015-05-15 14:04

Equra Health has furnished an oncology centre in Durban with an HD Linear Accelerator radiotherapy machine, the first of its kind on the African continent.

Many cancer survivors have lingering problems

2015-01-13 14:01

After treatment for cancer, survivors often complain about physical problems, a new study finds.

Daily aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-06 11:53

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

'Sow' your blood so that others may 'harvest'

2014-06-09 16:13

As a regular blood recipient, Alta Smith from East-London is grateful to all the people who donate blood. She feels that blood donors often do not realise what a big difference they make.

Cancer stem cells at the root of cancer

2014-05-16 11:41

Cancer stem cells are able to replenish themselves and produce other types of cancer cells, just as healthy cells produce other normal cells.

Gene testing matches breast tumours to new drugs

2014-02-07 11:06

French doctors reported that they had used gene testing to help women with advanced breast cancer get access to clinical trials that may offer a better chance of treating their disease.

Gene testing may boost lung cancer survival

2013-10-31 12:00

German researchers say patients with lung cancer mutations who receive personalised therepies seem to survive longer than others.

New cancer treatments add pressure to control costs

2013-06-10 12:23

Doctors at this week's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology heard groundbreaking data on a new class of immune system boosters that some believe will become the main treatment for more than half of all cancers in the next 10 years.

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