Time to refocus on risk and prevention

21 June 2016 1

“In the history of cancer research, there has always been tension between those who want to treat cancer and those who think we should prevent it,” writes the pioneering medical oncologist and former head of the [more]

“In the history of cancer research, there has always been tension between those who want to treat cancer and those who think we should prevent it,” writes the pioneering medical oncologist and former head of the US National Cancer... [ more ]

Personalising treatments. How molecular imaging can help

21 June 2016 0

Molecular imaging specialists are ready to break out of their research huddles and take their place at the heart of clinical decision making. But can they convince clinicians to welcome them in? Anna Wagstaff investigates. [more]

Molecular imaging specialists are ready to break out of their research huddles and take their place at the heart of clinical decision making. But can they convince clinicians to welcome them in? Anna Wagsta investigates.... [ more ]

Hello, my name is Kate Granger

21 June 2016 7

Her campaign to bring a human touch to healthcare, which she carries on even through the tough final stages of cancer, has had widespread impact and brought international acclaim. Simon Crompton talked to the woman [more]

Her campaign to bring a human touch to healthcare, which she carries on even through the tough final stages of cancer, has had widespread impact and brought international acclaim. Simon Crompton talked to the woman who changed...... [ more ]

Explaining Europe’s survival gaps

21 June 2016 0

Eurocare, the landmark series of studies comparing survival of cancer patients among European countries, has been profoundly important in focusing attention on the quality of Europe’s cancer services over the past two decades. Now in [more]

More than 15 years after the Eurocare project revealed the UK and Denmark to be lagging behind their western European peers, both countries are still struggling to catch up. Marc Beishon asks why?... [ more ]

Doctors and nurses: We work as a team – why not train as a team?

21 June 2016 0

Mr Lloyd is angry! His elderly mother is getting no treatment for her metastatic lung cancer, and he doesn’t want to hear what the doctors and nurses are saying… …A different approach by a new [more]

Patients get better care when doctors and nurses communicate well and each profession understands and respects what the other contributes. So shouldn’t their training prepare them for teamwork? Maria Delaney reports.... [ more ]

Caught between cancer and a conflict zone

21 June 2016 0

Cancer is not the first thing that springs to mind when one thinks about conflict and refugees, but bear with me and I will explain why this is such a problem now. Back in the [more]

Conflicts in the Middle East have all but destroyed some functioning national systems of cancer care, while refugees who have cancer now depend on structures that are not designed to meet their needs.... [ more ]

Radiotherapy-related skin reactions

21 June 2016 1

Acute skin reactions associated with radiotherapy can be distressing and can lead to treatment interruption. Anticipating, assessing and managing the problem according to best evidence can make a big difference. Radiotherapy-related toxicity occurs because of [more]

Acute skin reactions associated with radiotherapy can be distressing and can lead to treatment interruption. Anticipating, assessing and managing the problem according to best evidence can make a big difference.... [ more ]

Unlocking progress: why we need to change the culture of biobanking

21 June 2016 0

Progress in understanding resistance and learning how to combine and sequence therapies most effectively is being stifled because specimens donated by patients, and related data, are being hoarded and not shared. Peter McIntyre reports. There [more]

Progress in understanding resistance and learning how to combine and sequence therapies most effectively is being stifled because specimens donated by patients, and related data, are being hoarded and not shared. ... [ more ]

Drug repurposing in oncology: patient and health systems opportunities

21 June 2016 1

Repurposing established drugs for oncology patients offers the potential to deliver cheaper and faster drug development. This could help close the widening gap between patient expectations and healthcare budgets, as the cost of medical anticancer [more]

Repurposing established drugs for oncology patients offers the potential to deliver cheaper and faster drug development. This could help close the widening gap between patient expectations and healthcare budgets, as the cost of me... [ more ]

Challenging cancer dogma in Mumbai

21 June 2016 3

Are we optimistic or just complacent? For its 75th anniversary, India’s Tata Memorial Centre invited the research world to take a fresh look at whether we are on track for defeating cancer. Vineet Gupta reports. [more]

Are we optimistic or just complacent? For its 75th anniversary, India’s Tata Memorial Centre invited the research world to take a fresh look at whether we are on track for defeating cancer. Vineet Gupta reports.... [ more ]

‘We’ve been there’ the Metaxa oncologists who went public about their lives as patients

21 June 2016 0

Doctors get cancer too, but not many of them choose to make a documentary  film about the experience. Vasiliki Michopoulou talked to some who did, and asked them why? It’s October, 2004, and Nikos Karvounis, [more]

Doctors get cancer too, but not many of them choose to make a documentary film about the experience. Vasiliki Michopoulou talked to some who did, and asked them why?... [ more ]
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