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  1. Lack of exercise a key factor in HK breast cancer cases, report shows

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Breast cancer, the most deadly cancer for Hong Kong women, might be more likely to strike those who do not exercise or who have not breastfed children before, a study has shown. The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation released the city's first breast cancer registry report yesterday. It showed that 74 per cent of female breast cancer sufferers exercised for less than ...

  2. Breast-treatment centre wants to expand

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A breast-cancer treatment centre at the United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong is looking to expand to meet increased demand. The Kowloon East Hospital Cluster breast centre, which opened in October, is fully booked until November. The centre said it had applied to the Hospital Authority for bigger premises. ...

  3. Technology increases cure rate

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Evelina Leung The cure rate for breast cancer has risen sharply over the past 10 years because of advances in technology. 'The cure rate is lying at 80 per cent, turning ... who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, should also have an annual breast examination. The Pink Revolution, an annual breast cancer campaign which runs through the whole of October, ...

  4. Warning on diets, as incidence of cancer set to rise by a third

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... by 2020. In particular, the number of new cases of uterine cancer is expected to double, while new cases of female breast cancer are tipped to rise about 81 per cent and new cases of colorectal ... 2020. In 2006, the three most common cancers in Hong Kong were breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer. Lung cancer led with 4,233 registered new cases. According to the registry, ...

  5. HK researchers win awards for drug that starves cancer cells, with fewer side effects

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breast, cervical, skin, pancreatic, lung and liver cancers, among others. Thomas Leung Yun-chung of the university's department of applied biology and chemical technology, who developed ... Ng Yuk-hang Cancer patients in the future might not have to undergo painful chemotherapy, if a new drug which can starve cancer cells is successfully developed by Hong Kong Polytechnic ...

  6. HK scientists find key to cancer recurrence

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... In today's issue of the British Journal of Cancer, the scientists report they treated human cervical, skin, liver, breast and prostate cancer cells with three chemicals that initiate cell suicide ... recurrence.' Relapse is common: 40 per cent of breast cancer recurs and up to 70 per cent of liver cancer after chemotherapy. Before the research, no one had been able to explain the recurrence rates ...

  7. Glitterati embrace cancer fund-raiser

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Step into Pink party Where: Isola Bar & Grill When: October 10 What: As part of October's Pink Revolution month to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer, Salvatore Ferragamo and Crystallised - Swarovski Elements hosted a party for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Who: In the pink were Lumen and Andrew Kinoshita, Linda Fung Wan-toi, Wyman Wong Wai-man, ...

  8. Positive thinking

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A healthy body is often related to a positive mind - and this was the case for breast cancer survivor Lisa Lau. She said that after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she thought of her ... to take up her old job again. Lau found out that she had breast cancer in December 2006 at the age of 46. She first felt a lump in her left breast but avoided going to the doctor to find out what ...

  9. Teens endure hair-razing stunt to support victims of cancer

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Amy Nip

    ... for cancer patients. I understand that women going through chemotherapy lose their hair. I am donating my hair to make wigs. 'My grand-aunt, who is 75, has breast cancer and she is now ... donations, participants are encouraged to organise their own events to make the process more meaningful,' a fund representative said. The campaign against breast cancer was launched last ...

  10. Concern group wins with longest chain

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A Hong Kong breast cancer concern group has set a new Guinness World Record by making the world's longest pink ribbon chain, which stretches for 8,000 feet, or 2,348 metres. Circle of Breast Friends made the chain with 8,000 pink ribbons collected from and signed by the public last month, breaking a Guinness World Record set in 2001 in the United States. ...




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