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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Breast conserving therapy or mastectomy? New study sheds light on best choices for younger and older women with early breast cancer

Turin, Italy: Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). This is because there is little evidence as to whether the greater risk of a return … Continue reading

Published Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Massive failure to publish trial results exposes patients to risks without providing benefits for others

Turin, Italy: Although the publication of results of clinical trials carried out in the USA within 12 months of their completion has been mandatory since 2007, an astoundingly high number of Phase III radiotherapy trials did not do so, according … Continue reading

Published Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

A ‘Mediterranean’ diet is linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease, but a ‘Western’ diet is not associated with an increased risk

A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 12:11 am
Posted in Cardiology

BRCA1 gene mutation is linked to women having fewer eggs in their ovaries

Researchers have discovered a link between the BRCA1 gene mutation and lower levels of a hormone that is an indicator of the number of eggs left in a woman’s ovaries, according to research published in Human Reproduction [1], one of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Demand for radiotherapy will rise substantially over next ten years; planning to deal with increase in new cancer cases should start now

The demand for radiotherapy across all European countries will increase by an average of 16% between 2012 and 2025, with the highest expected increase being for prostate cancer cases (24%), according to a new study published in Radiotherapy and Oncology … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 8:00 am
Posted in Cancer
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