UICC – taking on mission impossible

Number 13

1 July 2006 0

For almost 75 years the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) has been the only international non-governmental organisation dedicated exclusively to the global control of cancer. But with many societies currently ‘going global’, including ASCO and [more]

Hope or hype?

Number 10

1 January 2006 0

Decades of experience have taught us to guard against the temptation to trumpet early impressive results as breakthroughs. Yet some of the comments over the promising results from trials testing Herceptin (trastuzumab) in early-stage breast [more]

A European report card

Number 9

1 November 2005 0

Disparities in the speed at which patients in different European countries get access to the latest cancer drugs were highlighted last month in a report published by Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute. The Roche-sponsored study, launched at [more]

A quiet revolution

Number 7

1 September 2005 0

Every two years, doctors specialising in breast cancer gather in St Gallen to discuss developments and update guidelines on adjuvant therapies. It is always an important conference, but its conclusions tend to be measured rather [more]

A stronger voice within Europe

Number 8

1 September 2005 0

An opportunity is opening up for Europe’s cancer community to increase its influence over health and research policies, by overcoming its fragmentation to speak with a single voice. Download full article

Balancing safety against need

When Pfizer followed Merck & co in withdrawing one of their COX-2 inhibitors from the market owing to increased risks of cardiovascular complications, it provided a timely reminder that medicines are not without their risks. [more]

The power of words

Number 5

1 March 2005 0

Blogging – a novel form of Internet communication – is starting to enter the cancer world. A ‘blogger’ is someone who posts their thoughts and opinions to an online journal (called a ‘web log’ or [more]

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