Archive for 2015

3D Tissue Marker Aids Recovery

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

One of the surgical options available to patients diagnosed with a malignant breast tumour is a lumpectomy. When the lump has […]

Rethinking the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by admin 2 Comments

Thirty years ago the American Cancer Society joined forces with the pharmaceutical company AstraZenica to found National Breast Cancer Awareness Month  […]

The Biology of Breast Cancer

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 by admin

During the past week the New England Journal of Medicine has published three papers – an editorial, a commentary and […]

And Now for the Medical Selfie

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by admin

In ancient Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter, well known for his beauty. He was a proud man, obsessed with his own […]

Global Trends in Breast Cancer Rates

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by admin

Carol DeSantis has recently published an important paper entitled “International variation in female breast cancer incidence and mortality rates” in Cancer Epidemiology, […]

Should We Abandon Peer Review?

Posted on: September 11th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

Dr Richard Smith (seen at right) is a physician who served as editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) between […]

The Origins of Peer Review

Posted on: September 4th, 2015 by admin

Scientists who publish their research are familiar with the process of peer review. But what are its origins? The Royal Society was […]

DCIS Rears its Head – Again

Posted on: August 28th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) was the focus of a blog two years ago entitled “To treat or not to treat?” The […]

Is the FDA Too Slow?

Posted on: August 21st, 2015 by admin

Any company that hopes to crack the United States medical device market, currently worth more than $100 billion per annum, […]

Regulation of Medical Devices in South Africa

Posted on: August 14th, 2015 by admin

A month ago today on 14 July 2015, the Government Gazette of the Republic of South Africa published an important document entitled […]