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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  4. China and Europe partner to study cancer treatment

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    .... The treatment, which stimulates the immune system to attack cancerous cells, has drawn widespread global attention over the past two decades but has achieved limited clinical success. The four-year ... of drugs, and patients' reactions to cancer treatments, says Dr Wu Jiong, deputy director of the Shanghai Cancer Centre. 'In previous days when we studied tumour cells, we focused on how ...

  5. New cancer radiotherapy machine cuts treatment time, says hospital

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such treatment since doctors began using it early this week, one suffered from head and neck cancer, the hospital said. Patients would not need to pay more for the new technology, Dr Lee said. ... Simon Wan A new HK$20 million radiotherapy machine at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital is set to slash therapy time while offering better treatment, the hospital has said. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Benefits seen in immunotherapy

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. The way NSCLC spreads is different to that of small cell cancers. Treatment options for NSCLC include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and biologic therapies. ... from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hence treatment and management of cancer should aim not only to control the cancer but reduce symptoms or side-effects and therefore improve the quality ...

  8. Researchers discover nausea link to cancer

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers have discovered why patients undergoing radiotherapy for throat cancer suffered nausea during their treatment and have helped redesign the therapy in an attempt to stop the problem. A team at the University of Hong Kong found that patients with nasopharyngeal cancer- which affects the highest part of the throat, where it connects to the nasal ...

  9. Advanced system offers ray of hope

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CyberKnife allows patients to have painless and highly effective treatment on tumours that might otherwise be inoperable When a young mother, who was dying of cancer, came to the Hong Kong ... treatment, means that doctors at the Adventist Hospital can now offer help to about 50 per cent of cancer patients who cannot be cured either because the cancer is too advanced or too severe. ...

  10. Lightening the load for cancer sufferers

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tumours, such as those that block the airway. Its potential is obvious to those who have undergone treatment for cancer. It is far less invasive than surgery, merely requiring a procedure ... It absorbs light towards the red end of the spectrum, which means treatment can penetrate beyond the surface of tissues, and therefore work on any type of cancer. 'In our trials in mice, ...




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