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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

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

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

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

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