Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer

Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer

With new cases of colorectal cancer more than doubling over the past decade, oncologists warn that it will soon become the top cancer killer in Hong Kong.

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Short Science, December 23, 2012

The science fictions of Arthur C. Clarke will go electronic.

Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre said they may be able to definitively announce in March that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson.

23 Dec 2012 - 6:11am

Beautiful gestures

Cosmetics brands are showing through their actions that beauty is more than just skin deep. Photo: Thinkstock

Brands work hand in hand with charities to raise awareness and touch lives, writes Karen Fong.

21 Nov 2012 - 11:30pm

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

Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

Demonstrators in Budapest form a giant pink ribbon, the international symbol of the fight against breast cancer, during a cancer awareness campaign in Hungary. Photo: EPA

Progress against cancer is stalling, with the latest targeted cancer drugs failing to live up to expectations and priced so high that treatment is becoming unaffordable even in rich countries, according to experts at a meeting of nearly 100 eminent cancer specialists from around the world.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine

For more than 50 years, the treatment and cure of cancer has relied predominantly on Western surgery, cytotoxic therapy or chemotherapy and radiation resulting in longer survival periods.

Sadly, cancer continues to be one of the world's main causes of death.

14 Aug 2012 - 1:24pm

Agents of change

In 2005, Ellen Chen, then 63, was handed some unusually bad news. Not only did she have breast cancer, she had it in both breasts. Incidents of bilateral breast cancer in Hong Kong occur in less than 5 per cent of sufferers.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Recovery of dying cells may help in treating cancer

Normal cells become cancerous after being brought back from the brink of suicide, Chinese University researchers have found in a groundbreaking study that may lead to new cancer treatments.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Doctors remove thyroid tumour in Michael Suen

Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung, who suffers from kidney failure, has undergone surgery to remove a tumour on his thyroid - the third time in a month he has been treated in hospital.

His wife, Rita, who visited Suen in Queen Mary Hospital yesterday, quoted doctors as saying the tumour was likely to be benign and that her husband was recovering quickly.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Life-saving drugs need funding, charity says

A medical charity is asking the public to open its purse strings to help cancer patients buy effective - but expensive - treatments not yet subsidised by the government.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Researchers discover nausea link to cancer

Researchers have discovered why patients undergoing radiotherapy for throat cancer suffered nausea during their treatment and have helped redesign the therapy in an attempt to stop the problem.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Doctors removed his lung, but cancer was in his blood

When Rocky Perez went into the operating theatre to have his left lung and the tumour it contained removed in June last year, he was hoping to walk out healthy.

Instead, after two weeks in intensive care, he discovered he had not needed such drastic surgery, as the cancer was not in his lung but in his blood.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mild symptoms mask an insidious disease

When Cecilia Lin, 40, first noticed that her lower abdomen was a little swollen and uncomfortable, she thought little of it. She had never had any health concerns and the discomfort was slight. But the seemingly minor symptoms persisted, and a month later, Lin (name changed for patient confidentiality reasons) decided it best to see a doctor.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The End of Illness

The End of Illness by David Agus Simon and Schuster (e-book)

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fighting chance

He seemed to be doing everything right for a healthy life: he did not drink or smoke, and had been running and swimming every day for the past decade. But Lai, 46, a policeman, was diagnosed with first-stage nasopharyngeal cancer in 2006.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am