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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cannabis ingredient can help cancer patients regain their appetites and sense of taste

The active ingredient in cannabis can improve the appetites and sense of taste in cancer patients, according to a new study published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1]. Loss of appetite is common among cancer patients [2], … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

Losing hair at 20 is linked to increased risk of prostate cancer in later life

Men who start to lose hair at the age of 20 are more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life and might benefit from screening for the disease, according to a new study published online in the cancer journal, … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 11:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

Researchers predict nearly 1.3 million cancer deaths in Europe in 2011

There will be nearly 1.3 million deaths from cancer in Europe in 2011 according to predictions from a study published in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1]. The estimates, which have been reached after researchers used for the first … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 12:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Childhood cancer research in danger; long-term funding and better collaboration needed to maintain improvements in survival, report says

At a time when the effects of paediatric oncology research have meant that more and more children survive cancer, its funding is too low and dependent on short-term grants to be able to sustain this improvement in the long-term, says … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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