Posts Tagged ‘Controversy’

Cat Among the Pigeons

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

Over the past four years we have highlighted the battle between the proponents of mammography – typically radiologists – and […]

Does Old Data Undermine Screening?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Twitter is now a ubiquitous part of our lives, enabling individuals to make their personal thoughts known to all and […]

Authenticity in a Post-Truth World

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

After much discussion and debate, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016 was post-truth, an adjective defined as “relating to […]

Approval of “Living Drug” to Treat Cancer

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

In 2012 six-year-old Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and, since she did not respond to standard treatment, was near […]

Late Spread Supports Early Diagnosis

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

Scientists from the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and their international collaborators have just published a paper in Cancer Cell entitled “Genomic evolution of […]

A Dangerous Outburst

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Iatrogenic derives from the Greek words iatros, meaning physician, and genein which means to produce, and may be defined as any adverse […]

The Benefits of Obamacare

Posted on: June 30th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

In mid-January, a week before Donald Trump was sworn in as President, we asked what might happen to the Affordable Care Act […]

I’ll See You in Court!

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

We recently reviewed the false-negative conundrum and the devastating consequences for a woman if a malignant breast tumour is missed at screening. […]

Africa Health Comes to Town

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

For the past three days, the Africa Health Exhibition and Congress took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre at Midrand, half way […]

A Crisis in Research Funding

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

A decade ago, when CapeRay was still being incubated within the University of Cape Town (UCT), we were successful in […]