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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... based on the Phase 2 trial results, said Mace Rothenberg, chief medical officer of Pfizer’s oncology unit. Palbociclib is viewed as one of the company’s most important experimental drugs, which ...

  2. Internal exam needed for problem, indecent assault trial told

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University, was giving evidence on the fourth day of the trial of Christopher Tong Yung-man, 31, who has denied indecent assault. The court heard earlier that Tong conducted an internal examination ...

  3. Estrada chooses HK doctor

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Lai-shan. 'Right now we are starting to prepare for surgery and find the best time to operate on him,' Mr Low said. Estrada is awaiting his corruption trial and a Philippine court allowed ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Trial at Hong Kong hospital reduces needless issue of strong antibiotics

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... trial cuts use of 'big gun' drugs An award-winning pilot project at a public hospital has reduced the "unnecessary" use of powerful "big-gun" antibiotics, a measure that is seen as vital to containing the threat of drug-resistant superbugs. In the first two months of the trial scheme at Princess Margaret Hospital's medicine and geriatrics department, 54 per ...

  5. Trials and tribulations of a vampire

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Tiffany Ng The Saga of Darren Shan (5): Trials of Death By Darren Shan Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0007114405 It is a vampire story, but it's not Twilight- a series ... by the Vampire clan for being too young to be blooded by Mr Crepsley, a 200-year-old vampire and circus performer. In Trials of Death, he has to prove himself by passing five trials that include water, ...

  6. Hospital trials dissolvable stents

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin jackie.yin@scmp.com A device to open up narrowed heart vessels that dissolves when it is no longer needed has been used in Hong Kong patients for the first time. The Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is implanted in the patient, finds it ow ...

  7. What's On

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the issue and things to avoid. Speaker Alan Tsoi, Asia-Pacific and China M&A tax partner, Deloitte Inquiries Wendy Chan, 28231207 June 18-19 'Clinical Trial Design & Monitoring ... at attaining and enhancing clinical knowledge, participants can expect to learn how to understand the basic components of clinical trial protocols through the workshop. They will also be trained ...

  8. Medi watch

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... cent less likely after four. And Dirk Taljaard says his trial in South Africa suggest that circumcised men are 36 per cent less likely to contract the human papillomavirus, which has been ...

  9. Trial for drug to cut cost of eye therapy

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Public hospitals will consider making a colon cancer drug the standard treatment for a blindness-causing eye condition if a one-year clinical trial on more than 500 patients can prove its safety and effectiveness. The trial of Avastin, to begin mid-year, will be a collaboration between the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University and could drastically reduce ...

  10. Genetic tests key to a quick diagnosis

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... working on the technology. Professor Lo said in current trials the technology had already allowed doctors to 'predict' the chances of recovery and the development of complications ... One test, which takes about three hours, has an 80 per cent accuracy rate. But Professor Lo said the technology remained on trial and would not be in general clinical use until it was improved ...




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