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New developments in breast cancer treatment found

A mechanism used by breast cancer cells to grow and spread has been discovered. This has the potential to open the way for a new generation of treatments
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Financing cancer research in Italy

AIRC is involved in financing cancer research in Italy, helping researchers produce quality projects. Professor Federico Caligaris Cappio explains
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Tissue-scale factors in predicting cancer treatment outcome

Zhihui Wang and Vittorio Cristini provide evidence that could improve the success of treatment plans and make predicting cancer treatment outcome easier Current processes for creating cancer treatment plans are primarily based on empirical data from clinical trials, consensus expert panel guidelines, and limited laboratory-based testing. Physicians still face major...
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The obesity epidemic and cancer: A disaster in the making?

IARC’s Véronique Terrasse highlights the link between the growing obesity epidemic and cancer in countries around the world, with some alarming statistics The obesity1 epidemic is reaching alarming proportions in many countries and has become a major public health concern in both developed and low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Indeed, the...
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Cancer research and training take centre stage in NCI’s work

Open Access Government spoke to the National Cancer Institute’s Dr S Percy Ivy about cancer research and training and the importance of clinical trials The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of 27 institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI is the US federal government’s...
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How far have we come on treating gynaecological cancer?

New avenues are opening up for treatment of gynaecological cancer, Professor Gunnar Kristensen of Oslo University Hospital explains to Open Access Government Surgery remains an important step in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Two earlier randomised studies revealed the same survival rates for patients who had surgery as the first...
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Innovative oncology drug development: Why not children?

SIOPE asks why therapies made available for adults are not extended to children with cancer, and why paediatric oncology drug development is lagging behind Thanks to the increasing introduction of molecular targeting and personalised medicine strategies, innovative medicines and treatments are nowadays available for adults with cancer. Widespread access to...
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Treatments for prostate cancer: Pros and cons

Dr Sumith A Kularatne, vice-president of R&D at On Target Laboratories, explores the pros and cons of various existing treatments for prostate cancer Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men, with about 1.1 million new cases and approximately 307,000 fatalities per year globally. This...
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Regional organisation and the Orkdal model of cancer care

The Orkdal model of cancer care rests on collaboration between specialist oncology and community care in palliative treatment, as Anne Kari Knudsen explains The Norwegian Orkdal model of cancer care has been called “the future of cancer care”. The aim is to develop and implement a model for optimal cancer...
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We are joining the dots on rare forms of cancer, EU health commissioner says

Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stresses the need for prevention and spotlights joint efforts to tackle rare forms of cancer The EU vs. cancer battle has been underway for 32 years – more than half of my lifetime. Since the Heads of State of the European...
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Diagnostic services for cancer are under growing pressure

Improving cancer survival relies on earlier diagnosis, but diagnostic services are under growing pressure, as Cancer Research UK Policy Manager Sara Bainbridge explains There are more than 200 different types of cancer, so when someone sees their doctor with possible symptoms, getting the right diagnosis can be complicated. Diagnosing cancer...

Drug development for cancer and inflammatory disease

Sumith A Kularatne, Vice President of Research and Development at On Target Laboratories shares the research strides he has made in drug development
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New developments in the treatment of ovarian cancer

Gunnar Kristensen, from the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology at Oslo University Hospital, looks at new strategies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is recognised that the disease we usually call ovarian cancer can originate from either the ovaries, the fallopian tube (the organ bringing the eggs from the ovaries...

Breast cancer: prevention and survival

Rachel Clark, Health Promotion Manager, at World Cancer Research Fund, sheds light on breast cancer and how to reduce the risks of developing the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. In fact, 1 in 8 women will develop the disease at some stage...
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Development of integrated non-invasive methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Stuart J. Corr1,2,3, Steven Curley1,4, Zhihui Wang5,6, and Vittorio Cristini5,6 1Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA 2Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA 3Department of Bioengineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004, USA 4Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University,...
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Tackling childhood cancer

Hollie Chandler, Senior Policy Advisor at Cancer Research UK highlights the work being done to improve treatment for childhood cancers In the UK around 3,800 children, teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year, that’s 73 every week. Thanks to new treatments, survival rates are improving. More than 80% of...

Flying the flag for cancer research

OAG highlights the efforts made by the Welsh Government to improve cancer care and research throughout the country Due to an ageing population, the demand for cancer care is ever increasing. In Wales, cancer is one of the two biggest causes of premature death, which is why tackling the disease...

Gynaecological cancers –prevention and early detection

Murat Gultekin, Vice-President of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) highlights the importance of early detection of gynaecological cancers for prevention According to World Cancer Report 2014 (IARC), at least one third of cancers are preventable. This is true for gynaecological cancers, especially cervical cancer. However, less than 5%...
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Prediction of cancer treatment outcome using physics

Vittorio Cristini1,2, Eugene J. Koay3, and Zhihui Wang1,2 1Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77054, USA 2Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA 3Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
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Improved access to radiotherapy needed, says experts

Doctors have revealed that millions of people have died unnecessarily from cancers that could have been treated by radiotherapy. New data presented at the European Cancer Congress suggest as many as nine out of 10 people in low income countries cannot access radiotherapy treatment. Experts warn that even high-income countries where...

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