Posts Tagged ‘Ethics’

Access to Health Care

Posted on: September 13th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

In the United States, women diagnosed with breast cancer can select different types of surgery to remove the tumour. While […]

The Emergence of CRISPR

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

One of the most remarkable scientific breakthroughs since the mapping of the human genome has been CRISPR, an acronym that […]

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Posted on: April 19th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

Dr Daniel Kopans, professor of radiology at Harvard, earlier this week started a new blog entitled Fiction and Facts about Breast Cancer […]

A Breakthrough from Cape Town

Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by admin

Earlier this week, a woman with severe aortic valve stenosis was operated on successfully at Groote Schuur Hospital by Jacques Scherman, […]

Taking the Initiative

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by admin

Earlier this year the Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) celebrated its fifth anniversary. The aim of […]

Inspiring New Ways

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

The Africa Health Exhibition took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria over the past three […]

Courage and Innovation

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

The title for this week’s blog – courage and innovation – was the theme for a conference held at Groote Schuur Hospital […]

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 […]

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 Tale of Greed

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

Last month we reported that Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche, which owns the patent for the breast cancer drug Herceptin, had set the […]