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11-06-18 Good news for many breast cancer patients

Photo courtesy American Heart Association The majority of patients with the most common type of breast cancer do not benefit from chemotherapy after surgery according to a comprehensive study. A decade long multi-center study by the ECOG-ACRIN Research Group, involving 10,273 women with early-stage cancer at 1,182 treatment sites across USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New…
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07-06-18 Immunotherapy Future for Breast and other Cancers

Photo courtesy NCI The US National Cancer Institute’s , ((NCI),  development of a novel approach to immunotherapy, reported in the June issue of Nature Medicine, has been given wide coverage in the British press. It is an important step forward in our understanding of cancer mutation and treatment. The complex trial approach was in fact…
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04-06-18 Blood Tests show promise for Cancer Screening

Studies of a blood test for 10 different types of cancers show promise as an early cancer screening process before patients show symptoms, Dr Eric Klein from the Taussig Cancer Institute of Cleveland, USA, told members at the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, (ASCO), in Chicago last week. The blood test,…
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01-06-18 Be SunSmart this Summer!

After a long winter, the prospect of a sunshine holiday looms large in our minds. There are however risk factors in acquiring that so-called ‘healthy tan’ from sunbathing.  Over-exposure to sunlight radiation can cause three skin cancers that can kill; (malignant melanoma, squamous, or basal cell carcinoma). To quote the Cancer Council of Australia website,…
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