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Health Management

Precision in the Fight Against the Global Cancer Problem

2016 05 Jan

Precision in medicine is a popular notion: precision to target an individual, precision to target a tumour, precision to target a molecule within a tumour. On occasion, this notion of precision no doubt evokes a crude analogy with images of the laser-guided missiles of war. As with modern warfare waged on any enemy, the war on cancer will use precision... Read more

IMAGING Management

Breast Cancer Screening Lowers Death Risk by 40%

2015 10 Jun

A major international study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , shows that women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening decrease their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened. The latest findings were coordinated by the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Outdoor Air Pollution Classified as Major Environmental Contributor to Fatal Cancer by IARC

2013 24 Oct

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the dedicated cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, has in a recent statement classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.   The IARC Monographs Programme gathered the world’s foremost experts in order to review the latest 1000 scientific papers... Read more