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Help the medicine go down

Needing urgent treatment for recurrent advanced breast cancer, and with her savings running dry, Ms Ng was in a quandary. Her doctor had suggested chemotherapy and targeted therapy, a treatment combination that would cost HK$100,000 over six months.

Tuesday, 5 June, 2012, 12:00am

Third bleeding attack is a sorry end for Racing Club's Young Elite

Young Elite's compulsory departure from the racing scene following his third bleeding attack on the weekend is a sorry end for a horse who had Group One ability and never was able to reach those heights because of internal issues.

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Expert wants anti-cancer drug subsidised

A University of Hong Kong cancer expert wants a newly registered anti-breast cancer drug put on the Hospital Authority's formulary. Daniel Chua Tsin-tien, associate professor of HKU's clinical oncology department, said that tests using the drug, lapatinib, combined with capecitabine, showed an 88 per cent chance of patients with last-stage HER2 breast cancer controlling the disease.

14 May 2008 - 12:00am

Breast cancer patients invited to drug trials

Breast cancer patients are being asked to join two international clinical trials for a drug that has been shown to improve survival. Lapatinib, approved by US and Swiss regulators, blocks the HER2 gene, which causes an aggressive form of the cancer. About 3,500 women will participate in the studies, to find out if the drug can supplement the drug Paclitaxel.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Chilean import bound for US

Costly Chilean purchase Prince Albert is odds-on to continue his racing career in America.

A disappointed Lawrie Fownes, who had high hopes for the Argentinian-bred galloper, confirmed the five-year-old had bled after finishing second in a trial at Happy Valley yesterday.

18 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Figures belie recent spate of bleeding

DESPITE two high-profile bleeding attacks on Saturday plus four at the Sha Tin night meeting last month, statistics show that so far this season the percentage of bleeders to horses raced here is one of the best in recent years.

6 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Moore in drug call after Fastabob bleeding attack

FASTABOB'S success in yesterday's fourth event was soured when he was subsequently found to have bled badly, leading trainer John Moore to call for the introduction of the drug lasix into local racing.

21 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Bleeding ends Fastabob's Derby hopes

EXPENSIVE Australian import Fastabob was yesterday ruled out of the Derby in a traumatic day's racing at Sha Tin that also left the legendary Lester Piggott nursing three stitches above his left eye and uncertain whether to ride at Happy Valley on Wednesday.

21 Feb 1993 - 12:00am