Treatment with anti-cancer drug T-DM1 after pertuzumab is ‘good option’. Results from largest group of advanced breast cancer patients answers questions about efficacy of T-DM1 when cancer returns following treatment with pertuzumab

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer [1], whose disease has progressed after being treated initially with pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab and a taxane, can respond well to treatment with T-DM1 – a drug that combines trastuzumab with an … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Complementary therapies can do more harm than good when breast cancer becomes visible

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm than good if they use complementary therapies to treat their skin lesions. Professor Maria João Cardoso, head breast surgeon at the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Giving breast cancer patients an average survival time is more often wrong than right

Lisbon, Portugal: Doctors who give advanced breast cancer patients just one estimate, such as 12 months, for the average amount of time they are expected to live are only accurate 20-30% of the time, according to Dr Belinda Kiely, medical … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. The study, which is published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Respiratory

Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke. Decreasing your physical activity is linked to increased cardiovascular risk

People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Blood test can help GPs spot ovarian cancer in women with suspicious symptoms

Glasgow, UK: Testing for levels of CA125 in the blood is a useful tool for gauging the likelihood of ovarian cancer and could help detect other types of cancer among patients in primary care, according to research presented at the … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Cervical pre-cancer can be detected in self-collected urine or vaginal samples

Glasgow, UK: Researchers have developed a non-invasive test to detect cervical pre-cancer by analysing urine and vaginal samples collected by the women themselves. In a presentation at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference, Dr Belinda Nedjai said that the self-sampling test … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Posted in Cancer

AI blood test can spot signs of brain tumour to speed up diagnosis

Glasgow, UK: Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumours, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. Brain tumours tend to have ambiguous symptoms, such as … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

Pattern of hospital visits offers clue to spotting people at risk of myeloma

Glasgow, UK: A condition that can progress to myeloma could be identified in patients by their unusually frequent hospital visits, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. The study found that people with a pre-cancerous blood condition … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer

Glasgow, UK: People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer. In the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomisation to investigate the causal role played by … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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