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  1. News - China Insider - MEDICINE

    Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:31pm by Chris Luo

    ... a “supplement and advancement of the existed cancer treatment”, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday. But it will still be years before clinical trials can be conducted to confirm results ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A medical research team in Guangzhou has successfully identified and tested a natural virus that could potentially be used to treat a variety of cancers ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Can nail treatments cause cancer?

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 03:11pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Can you get skin cancer if you undergo the occasional gel nail treatment? The straight answer: No The facts:  Gel manicures and pedicures are popular among ... to put yourself at any real risk of developing skin cancer, it still pays to take precautions. If you have these treatments frequently, or are worried about the potential cancerous effects, Low ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: liver cancer

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... the radiation is released, killing the cancer cells. A study conducted at HKSH showed that after two months of treatment with SIRT, 36 per cent of patients had their liver tumours reduced in size. ... tomography) scan showed he had a tumour the size of an orange lodged in his liver. Blood tests showed that Yip's levels for a cancer marker called alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was off the charts. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... treatment gives liver patients hope Local researchers have come up with a new, cheaper way to treat liver cancer, Chinese University's medical faculty has revealed. The treatment, which ... deaths from liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma, in Hong Kong each year. "There has been no breakthrough [in other transarterial treatment] for the past 30 years despite our ...

  5. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell Hong Kong lags behind the rest of the world in terms of treatment, yet if cheap remedies were implemented, they would pay for themselves Ignoring mental illness creates ... mental illnesses account for almost 40 per cent of all illness (by contrast, strokes, cancer, heart disease and diabetes together account for 20 per cent). If you break a leg, you ...

  6. Recovery of dying cells may help in treating cancer

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that may lead to new cancer treatments. Researchers say their findings show for the first time that normal animal cells can recover from a chemically induced suicide designed to simulate natural ... an anti-cancer effect if used with chemotherapy. The finding may lead to new therapeutic treatment for cancers. 'It isn't clear whether eating soya beans helps us treat cancer now,' Fung ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Think Pink: Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:51pm by Amy Wu

    ... treatments have come a long way, but every year 40,000 women still die from the disease. In Hong Kong, breast cancer has become the most common cancer affecting women in Hong Kong since 1993, ... in my hair for kicks. And then a recent trip to the shopping mall reminded me that October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since I am surrounded ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Fighting breast cancer: early detection the key, says Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Kylie Knott

    ... shares their insights and stories- from diagnosis to treatments and beyond. "My book enables me to share my experiences and that of other breast cancer patients and survivors with countless ... treatment to side effects to life after cancer". In the past 20 years breast cancer has remained the number one cancer affecting women in Hong Kong, increasing from 1,152 cases in 1993 to 3,419 ...

  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Ailing Chavez fighting for life, vice-president says

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Vice-president says Venezuelan leader may not survive infection in wake of cancer treatment Ailing Chavez 'fighting for life' Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is fighting for his life in a Caracas military hospital 10 days after returning from cancer treatment in Cuba, his vice-president said. Vice-President Nicolas Maduro did not provide ...

  10. Fighting chance

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... successful treatment, Lai is worried the cancer will strike again. 'A colleague of mine got his nasopharyngeal cancer successfully treated in 2006, but it spread to his lungs in 2011,' he ... Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago in June. Immunotherapy is almost an opposite approach to traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which ...




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