Posts Tagged ‘Prevention’

An Icon Bids Adieu

Posted on: April 15th, 2022 by admin 2 Comments

In 1985, Dr Jay Stein and his good friend David Ellenbogen teamed up to co-found Hologic with 12 employees and the intention […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 1st, 2021 by admin

Today, 1 October 2021, marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease […]

Breast Cancer in 2040

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 by admin

In an effort to cope with the current and future burden of cancer in the United States, researchers have recognized […]

Vaccines for Breast Cancer

Posted on: December 18th, 2020 by admin 2 Comments

For the past few weeks, there has been understandable excitement that vaccines to inoculate people against the Covid-19 virus have […]

Patients Held to Ransom

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

Imagine this scenario. You have just been diagnosed by your cardiologist with a heart arrhythmia and she advocates the implantation […]

Beneath the Hanging Rock

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by admin

In 45 BC, the Roman philosopher Cicero referred to the “Sword of Damocles” and over time this parable has come to mean […]

War: A Harmful Metaphor?

Posted on: August 16th, 2019 by admin

It has become commonplace to hear expressions such as “fighting the war on cancer” or even “she’s a warrior intent […]

I Am And I Will

Posted on: February 8th, 2019 by admin

This past Monday, 4 February 2019, was the 20th occasion to mark World Cancer Day. Emanating from the Charter of Paris, the […]

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 […]

Night Shifts Can Be Risky

Posted on: May 18th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

The International Commission on Occupational Health held its triennial congress in Dublin, Ireland two weeks ago, where the opening keynote speaker was […]