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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Vitamin C again under scrutiny as an aid to the treatment of cancer

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:30pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Vitamin C returns as cancer treatment aid Could pumping about 2,000 oranges' worth of vitamin C into a patient's bloodstream boost ... for cancer research. "There has been a bias since the late 1970s that vitamin C cancer treatment is worthless and a waste of time," said Dr Jeanne Drisko, a study co-author and the director ...

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    Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Learning from the fight against Aids, world forum draws up a 10-point plan to provide treatment and prevention where it is most needed The fight against cancer is stalling, doctors say Progress against cancer is stalling, with the latest targeted cancer drugs failing to live up to expectations and priced so high that treatment is becoming unaffordable even ...

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    Overdiagnosis a problem with breast cancer screening

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... of screening every three years, 1 per cent of them will get unnecessary treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery or radiation for a breast cancer that would never be dangerous. The review was published ... Associated Press in London For every death avoided, three women are treated unnecessarily, British study finds Breast cancer screening saves lives, blights others Breast cancer screening ...

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    Rossa Chiu on trail of blood test to spot cancer early

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Rossa Chiu hopes that her work on DNA will lead to a simple blood diagnosis that can detect different tumours at the same time In pursuit of a test to spot cancer early A distinguished medical researcher is hoping to change cancer treatment with a diagnosis technique that will catch the disease at an early stage through a simple blood test. If the past ...

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    Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue: UK study

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue Acupuncture may help ease fatigue in women who have had breast cancer, a study has found. Cancer and cancer treatments can ... 227 women with moderate or severe cancer-related fatigue treated with six weekly acupuncture sessions and another 75 women who did not get the acupuncture. The women had all received ...

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    Roche call for US approval for DNA cervical cancer test opposed

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... to FDA commissioner Dr Margaret Hamburg. The letter is signed by 17 patient advocacy groups, including the Consumers Union, the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund and the National Alliance ... the HPV test by itself isn't very useful because so many young women have HPV that will disappear without any treatment," said Diana Zuckerman of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment ...

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    New treatment using pig bladders regenerates human muscle lost in traumatic injury

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... on Wednesday they have succeeded in coaxing the regeneration of muscle tissue lost in people who suffered traumatic injuries, including wartime bomb wounds, with a new type of treatment that uses ... offer new hope to a category of patients, including troops who suffered major war injuries, with scant good treatment options, they added. All five patients, including two US soldiers hurt ...

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    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment unveiled Tuberculosis is the biggest killer of people with Aids each year, causing 20 per cent of HIV-related deaths, with therapies ... also cure some forms of drug-resistant TB in as little as four months. At present, treatment of resistant TB can take two years. The length of the treatment and side effects, which can include ...

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    Watson IBM’s supercomputer to help US research centre fight brain cancer

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by AP

    ... cancer. The Watson cloud computing system will work with the New York Genome Centre to help develop treatments for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in humans. "Time ... such as health care and finance. Darnell says he hopes that Watson will speed up the time it takes for physicians to find links between different cancers to help work out a patient's treatment plan. ...

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    First 'NanoKnife' surgery for Hong Kong cancer patient at CUHK

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 12:54pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Cutting-edge technology hailed as quick, highly effective and non-invasive Chinese University doctors have carried out one of the first cancer treatments in Asia to use a cutting-edge technology that employs electricity to kill cancerous cells. The percutaneous NanoKnife technology was used for the first time in Hong Kong last month ...




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