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Cancer

Second opinion, second chance

Mary Chay, 46, has always taken her health seriously. She doesn't smoke or drink and even bought a package for annual health checks.

Tuesday, 27 December, 2011, 12:00am

Second opinion, second chance

Mary Chay, 46, has always taken her health seriously. She doesn't smoke or drink and even bought a package for annual health checks.

This attention to her health paid off. In 2009, a routine check-up revealed a lump in her left breast. Her doctors did a biopsy and confirmed it was cancerous.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fungus may be key to cancer treatment

A molecule found in a tropical mushroom could turn a potentially toxic element into a weapon against breast cancer, according to researchers at Polytechnic University.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Ancient remedies find a fresh role: integration with modern treatments

Conventional treatments for many cancers - lung, colorectal, breast and liver, for example - don't offer much success, especially if diagnosed in later stages, according to Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, acting dean of the school of Chinese medicine at Baptist University.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Viper venom may help fight cancer: study

Venom from a Chinese viper may help produce a drug that can dramatically shrink tumours in a range of cancers, researchers say.

In a study, Baptist University researchers found that a protein, known as ZK002, from the sharp-nosed viper can reduce certain tumours in mice.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Snake venom used to shrink mice tumours

Venom from a Chinese viper may one day produce a drug that can dramatically shrink tumours in a range of cancers, researchers said yesterday.

In a preliminary study, Baptist University researchers found that a protein, known as ZK002, from the sharp-nosed viper can reduce colorectal tumours in mice by up to 28.6 per cent in a month.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Health bites

Pears, pears, pears

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am