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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Biological therapy with cediranib improves survival in women with recurrent ovarian cancer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Women with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy have survived for longer after treatment with a biological therapy called cediranib, according to new results presented on Monday at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1]. Cediranib, … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

The State of Oncology 2013 – new report draws attention to urgent need to tackle disparities in cancer care worldwide

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has been presented at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013). … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 9:00 am
Posted in Cancer

New research shows how aspirin may act on blood platelets to improve survival in colon cancer patients

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Researchers believe they have discovered how aspirin improves survival in patients diagnosed with colon cancer, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] heard on Monday. Although previous research has shown that taking low dose aspirin after being … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Posted in Cancer

First estimate of amount of radiotherapy dose wasted in compensating for tumour growth between treatments

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: For the first time, researchers have estimated the daily dose of radiotherapy that could be wasted in compensating for cancer cell growth that occurs overnight and during weekends in patients with early breast cancer. In research presented … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Posted in Cancer

Trial combining anti-cancer drug and radiotherapy may lead to new treatment for most aggressive brain tumour

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Results from a clinical trial of a new treatment for glioblastoma suggest that researchers may have found a new approach to treating this most aggressive of brain tumours, as well as a potential new biological marker than … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Identifying the disease-causing mechanisms in cancers with an unknown primary site improves treatment and survival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Identifying the molecular profile of a tumour where the primary site is unknown is crucial to the choice of treatment, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] heard on Monday. In up to five percent of all … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Organised screening for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen test, does more harm than good

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Promising results for new antibody drug in non-small cell lung cancer patients: smokers respond well

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: New results from a trial of an antibody that helps the immune system to recognise and attack cancer cells have shown particularly encouraging responses in patients who are smokers or former smokers. Presenting the most up-to-date data … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 9:00 am
Posted in Cancer

Survival after cancer diagnosis in Europe is strongly associated with how much governments spend on health care

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The more an EU (European Union) national government spends on health, the fewer the deaths after a cancer diagnosis in that country, according to new research presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] on Sunday … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Colorectal cancer screening works; ‘irrefutable’ evidence that fall in death rates is attributable to screening programmes

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in European countries is highly effective in reducing mortality from the disease. Some of the resources currently being devoted to breast and prostate screening programmes, where the evidence of effectiveness is much … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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