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  1. HK study brings better therapy for cancer patients

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Thanks to a Hong Kong study, some cancer patients will be able to skip traditional chemotherapy and its side effects, and switch to a form of treatment by a drug likely ... his cancer had shown a dramatic decline a month after starting the treatment. 'I never had conventional chemotherapy, and can get back to my work [as a swimming pool installer] now,' ...

  2. Strong success with new cancer treatment

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A new form of treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer using chemotherapy and radiotherapy shows it regressing by four months in 98 per cent of the patients. The finding was the result of a study conducted for more than 10 years by the Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Group. Close to 1,000 new cases of the cancer are diagnosed every year. ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Villagers seize sewage plant as evidence in pollution row

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Quanzhou, Fujian Villagers Quanzhou, Fujian, claimed a temporary victory against a wastewater treatment plant which they believe to be the source of local pollution ... and locals were even able to send several elderly women to guard the front gate of the wastewater plant, which they claimed had poisoned drinking water and caused cancer. The women said ...

  5. Medi watch

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson jerome.d.watson@gmail.com Marijuana chemical fights cancer The active chemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), appears to encourage cancer cells in the brain ... a common stomach virus that can cause gastritis, ulcers and cancer, say Johns Hopkins University researchers, based on a pilot study of 25 people in Japan. The key appears to be the sprouts' ...

  6. HK scientists find key to cancer recurrence

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

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Chinese University scientists may be on the brink of the next frontier in cancer treatment following their discovery of a mechanism that enables the recurrence of the disease after chemotherapy. Cancer treatment relies on aggressive chemotherapy to kill cancer cells, but the cancer can return and prove fatal. Using an idea developed by a doctoral student ...

  7. Newly discovered proteins could aid disease treatments

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

    ... with leukaemia undergoing chemotherapy. The third may be used to stop the spread of a tumour, which is in essence the cause of cancer-related death. This class of proteins has so far escaped the notice ...

  8. HKU claims cancer breakthrough

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... The researchers believe their findings could lead to breakthroughs in developing cancer treatments. Led by Leung Suet-yi of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine's department of pathology, the team ... various hereditary diseases and improve the success rate of prevention and treatment. Queen Mary Hospital and the charitable Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry at St Paul's Hospital ...

  9. Wang's hormone use 'partly to blame for cancer'

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Peter Brieger Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's long-term use of the female hormone oestrogen in an effort to have a child probably helped cause the cancer that killed her, the late billionaire's sister, who is a doctor, said yesterday. Molly Gong Chung-sum said medical records in 2004 showed her sister, then 66, had taken oestrogen treatments for 15 years. Dr ...

  10. Shaving to support cancer victims

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... their hair due to chemotherapy treatment, 10-year-old Sean will have his head shaved. Other volunteers will do the same. Proceeds will go to the Children's Cancer Foundation. St Baldrick's ... Sara Yin Losing hair from chemotherapy is one of the many hardships that cancer patients have to endure. Here in Hong Kong, the father of one young patient turned this into a celebration- ...




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