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Cancer Treatments

Lab Report

Radiologists have safely killed cancerous tumours that have spread to the lungs using cryoablation, using a small needle-like probe with an icy tip to kill cancer cells.

Monday, 15 April, 2013, 9:46am

One man's pain is still another's gain

The Indian Supreme Court ruling that denied Swiss drug giant Novartis a patent for its cancer drug is a continuation of the battle between multinational drug companies and developing countries over accessibility to cheaper drugs.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Novartis drug ruling a victory for patients

Rightly seen as the outcome of a battle between "patients and profits", the Indian Supreme Court's ruling on Monday against Novartis' demand for a patent for its leukaemia drug Glivec has been hailed as a victory for cancer patients.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Lab report

Children of parents with low and medium education levels eat fewer vegetables and fruit, and more processed products and sweet drinks, according to a study.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:07am

Maggie's Centres offer beauty and dignity to terminally ill

When designer Maggie Keswick Jencks found out that her cancer had spread to her bones, liver and bone marrow, she was sitting in a harshly lit room with her husband, landscape architect and writer Charles Jencks. 

4 Mar 2013 - 10:22am

Case history: liver cancer

Hanson Yip was an energetic young man with a heart for helping others. But while studying for a university degree in social work, the 26-year-old Yip started feeling twinges of pain in his upper abdomen.

19 Feb 2013 - 10:02am

Three medical leaps that could transform disease treatments

More than once last year, researchers described leaps in medical science that were so breathtaking, and held so much potential for patients, that they immediately joined the list of fields to watch in the year ahead. In most cases, the work was, and is, at an early stage and its success far from certain. But some may go down in history for transforming how medicine is done.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Study draws link between statins and survival rates in 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 that the use of statins increased the survival rate of cancer patients.

9 Dec 2012 - 4:01am

Overdiagnosis a problem with breast cancer screening

Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in US and other studies.

31 Oct 2012 - 4:21am

Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue: UK study

Acupuncture may help ease fatigue in women who have had breast cancer, a study has found.

Cancer and cancer treatments can cause chronic pain, stress and anaemia, all of which contribute to fatigue.

In addition, people who are nauseated after chemotherapy might not be getting the most nutritious diet for maintaining energy levels.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:50am