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Immunotherapy holds promise for cancer treatment

Immunotherapy, a relatively new cancer treatment that enlists the body's own immune system to fight cancer, is producing ever-improving results...

5 Mar 2020

Ghana needs a better policy to guide care for cancer patients

The World Health Assembly urged countries in 2014 to include palliative care into their health systems. Its resolution called for equitable services, available to everyone who needs them...

By Yakubu Salifu 3 Mar 2020

Genetic secrets of almost 2,700 cancers unveiled by landmark international project

Scientists have revealed the detailed genetic makeup of thousands of cancer samples, yielding new insights into the genes that drive the many and varied forms of the disease...

By Melissa Southey 6 Feb 2020

What needs to happen for better cancer prevention and control in Kenya

Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe are leading in new cancer cases in Africa. In 2018 Kenya was reported to have 47,887 new cancer cases (130 cases daily) and 32,987 deaths (90 daily)...

By Gershim Asiki 3 Feb 2020

Cancer treatment: study finds targeting nearby 'normal' cells could improve survival rates

Cancer of the immune system, called lymphoma or leukaemia, generally affects the entire body's bone marrow and lymph nodes. Because these types of cancers are so widespread, surgery isn't useful, so patients are usually treated with chemotherapy...

By Ingo Ringshausen 17 Jan 2020

Antibody technologies take a step closer to precision medicine

The search for better cancer treatments continues, as current options often cause severe side effects. Less than 5% of experimental anticancer drugs are approved for use in humans, but scientists are bringing new technologies to the quest...

By Krupa Naran, Dharanidharan Ramamurthy, Neelakshi Mungra & Stefan Barth 14 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Unravelling the genetic code that controls cell function and disease

New research reveals how and why only certain DNA elements are chosen to regulate gene expression within the vast genome and how this predisposes us to diseases...

11 Dec 2019

A multidisciplinary team approach in managing breast cancer

The concept of a team approach between specialists is important for the best possible clinical outcomes for breast cancer patients. Professor Frank Graewe explains why...

9 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Struggling with admin, patient bookings, and general time management? You don't need to, when one software suite can solve it all...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

SA men, don't Faf this up

Using his viral fame for good, the scrumhalf Francois "Faf" de Klerk is collaborating with Cipla South Africa to challenge all men - even the Prince Harry himself - to improve their personal "ball skills" when it comes to checking for signs of testicular cancer...

Issued by Cipla 22 Nov 2019

Demon disease, worse than HIV: Soweto women's views on breast cancer

Low-income communities in South Africa have the lowest incidence of breast cancer in the country. But they also have the worst health outcomes...

By Emily Mendenhall 12 Nov 2019

Men over 40 with faulty BRCA2 gene should be tested annually for prostate cancer

Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, are calling for annual blood tests to detect aggressive prostate cancer in men who have a fault in the BRCA2 gene...

By Michael Porter 8 Nov 2019

Say it with your chest: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For one month each year, we dust off our pink ribbons and don them on our chest to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month...

Issued by MiWayLife 5 Nov 2019

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