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  1. 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. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS DAVID TAN

    New research highlights breast cancer's different forms, methods of treatment

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan Scientists discover major killer can be divided into four main classes, with each having its own suitable method of treatment Research highlights different forms of breast cancer ... growth of cells in a given part of the body. The breast is made up of ducts and lobes, both of which can be sites of cancerous growth, also known as carcinoma. Risk factors include age, treatment ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    No proof for alleged health benefits of DC-CIK

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Fatal attraction Cancer treatments are associated more often with diminishing beauty than its enhancement. Hair loss and raw, peeling skin immediately spring to mind as common side effects ... remains an experimental treatment, even for fighting cancer, he says. "There's no evidence that this type of treatment works for other purposes such as improving your health, skin ...


    Yunzhi mushroom may be beneficial in fight against tumours

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... rate, but not to significantly increase the 12-month survival rate. It is a nasty cancer, and even with the best treatment, prognosis is very grave," Kenda explains. Despite this, Kenda ... on the immune response in post-treatment breast cancer patients. He concluded that the combination could be beneficial for promoting immunological function. Wong believes that studies on the benefits ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cruciferous vegetables are known to have possible anti-cancer effects, and a new study published last week in PLOS ONE adds to the growing evidence. ... in the lab. "Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is a type of cancer of the white blood cells common in children," says Dr Daniel Lacorazza, assistant professor of pathology and immunology. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... and English-speaking staff. The city state has carved a niche in organ transplants, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery and fertility treatment. Medical expenditure generated from travellers amounted to US$784 ... for organ transplants, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery and fertility treatment. Asia's first IVF baby was produced in 1983 at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore, so ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Taking the fight to liver disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by David Wilson

    ... of cancer death in Hong Kong- so patients can get more targeted treatment. It's the first time such a system has been developed in Asia. In 2012, 1,505 people died from liver cancer in Hong ... locally and globally from the disease. By providing better prognostic classification and newer, more aggressive treatment strategies than existing staging systems, Hong Kong liver cancer staging ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Study draws link between statins and survival rates in cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap Patients who took cholesterol-lowering medicine before they were diagnosed had lower risk of dying from the disease Study draws link between statins and cancer fight Does taking cholesterol-lowering medication help fight cancer? A controversial new study has drawn such a tantalising link. The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported a large study of 295,925 patients showed ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... cancer with the mapping of the cellular "fountain of youth": the enzyme telomerase. The study, published in Nature Genetics, took blood samples from more than 200,000 people. The enzyme creates new ends on chromosomes called telomeres. Researchers have found a genetic correlation between cancer and telomere length.     Weight of education Children of parents with low and medium ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Taipei Biennial sounds a warning about our treatment of the world

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Frazier

    ... David Frazier The 2014 Taipei Biennial wants us to change the way we deal with the earth before our impact becomes irreversible, writes David Frazier World of a difference In choosing Nicolas Bourriaud as curator of the 2014 Taipei Biennial, which opened ...




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