Posts Tagged ‘Treatment’

An Old Drug Grabs New Attention

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

The drug thalidomide, given to pregnant women in the late 1950s, was responsible for serious birth defects that led to its […]

The Business of Breast Screening

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

There are countries in the world – such as the Netherlands and the United Kingdom – where the government provides […]

The Colour’s Coming Back

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

This coming Sunday, 4 February, is World Cancer Day 2018, an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) that […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Evidence is Mounting

Posted on: August 11th, 2017 by admin

As demonstrated by randomized clinical trials, mammographic screening provides a mortality benefit for women diagnosed with breast cancer. In addition, […]

On a Long Hike with No End in Sight

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Every four years since 1950, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has awarded the Fields Medal  to provide recognition and support for […]

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 […]

Frontiers in Cancer Therapy

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 by admin

Today’s edition of Science includes a special section on cancer therapy with the revealing subtitle, “Stocking oncology’s medicine cabinet.” As the introductory editorial explains, […]

The False-Negative Conundrum

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by admin 2 Comments

As we have highlighted previously, a false-negative finding – where a tumour is missed during breast cancer screening – can have devastating […]