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  1. Genetic tests urged to cut breast cancer risk

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... with the Stanford University Medical Centre in the United States, as well as the two local medical faculties. Programme director Ava Kwong said the centre had so far conducted genetic testing for 69 breast ... that genetic testing can keep the patients' family members under health surveillance early,' Dr Kwong said. 'Sometimes, people with the mutation may consider removing the breasts ...

  2. Getting in a pickle over the proper things to eat

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... consequently undergo genetic mutations that result in a susceptibility towards carcinogens. Are there other types of food that also increase the risk of stomach cancer? Other than preserved foods, ... in processed meats, has also been associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer. Are there genetic factors associated with stomach cancer? Yes. A study done on Maori families in New Zealand ...

  3. Jobs had right idea, say HK cancer experts

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tumours. Knowing the unique genetic and molecular signature of Jobs' tumours enabled his doctors to pick specific drugs that directly targeted the defective molecular pathways that caused his ... will not involve Jobs' extreme example of sequencing someone's entire DNA, but only the tumour's genetic material, Ma says. 'Steve Jobs underwent the most comprehensive analysis, ...

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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

    ... that urgent action was needed on many fronts. Only a few years ago, many cancer experts thought the arrival of targeted medicines, designed to attack the genetic make-up of the tumour, would make ...

  5. Immune system booster may cut toll from cancer

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

    ... in males is correlated to smoking. This is not the case for females and environmental smoke alone cannot explain the etiology. There is also a genetic predisposition, though Dr Liu says there is genetic variation. 'So far, no single causative gene has been found to apply to all patients so we still have to find a genetic connection.' There is no effective way of diagnosing ...

  6. 'Cosmopolitan' cancer rate rising

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... common cancer worldwide, according to a pioneering study by the Chinese University and other researchers in the region. The Chinese University team said it believed that both genetic factors ... he strongly believed that Chinese were more genetically prone to developing colorectal polyps compared to other races in Southeast Asia. The risk further increased along with the unhealthy ...

  7. Plucky senior more than a match for disease

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... remained in remission. Leung then investigated Wong's dietary, lifestyle and genetic background in a bid to uncover the reason for her developing two different cancers. But his efforts were ...

  8. Medi watch

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... in Vancouver, whose study found that although many genetic changes stop when a smoker quits, several genes stay turned on for years, including several not previously linked with smoking. Only about ...

  9. Regular screening essential for HK women

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... when women are in their 50s. 'Normally in whites the breast cancer is more post-menopausal. But it appears that genetics may be more important in the Asian population and might explain why ... the Comprehensive Oncology Centre in March. In collaboration with Stanford University and two local medical facilities, Dr Kwong and her medical staff are conducting comprehensive genetic tests on women ...

  10. HKU researchers in breakthrough on cancer causes

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Fang Genetic discovery expected to help develop treatments Hong Kong researchers have discovered the cellular process by which an HIV-like virus causes a rare type of leukaemia. University of Hong Kong scientists, who suspect the same process may be implicated in other viral causes linked to liver and nasopharyngeal cancers prevalent in the city, say their discovery ...




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