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Executive Health Management

Most Innovative Cancer Drugs Are Not Prioritised

2020 31 Jan

Innovative cancer drugs take longer to pass through clinical trials, licensing and appraisal for availability on the National Health Service ( NHS) than more conventional treatments, shows a recent study published in Drug Discovery Today .   You may also like: Cancer Research UK: Delays That Could Have Been Avoided   In... Read more

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Personalised medicine and cardiovascular disease

2019 22 May

An overview of the application of personalised medicine in cardiology and the potential benefits it offers for improved cardiovascular care.  The term “personalised medicine” was first introduced in the late 1990s. The Council of Advisors on Science and Technology of USA defined personalised medicine as “the tailoring of medical treatment... Read more

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ELCC 2019 - European Lung Cancer Congress

2019 10 Apr

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3rd Edition of International Cancer Conference

2019 23 Sep

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Fasting Improves Efficacy of Low-Toxicity Cancer Drugs

2015 01 Apr

Breast, colorectal and lung cancers may respond to a less-toxic class of drugs as well as they do to chemotherapy when the drugs are used in combination with fasting. The results of two new studies in mice, conducted by a multinational collaboration of researchers, have been published in the March 30 issue of Oncotarget . Starving Cancer Cells... Read more

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Excessive Patient Demands Not Driving Healthcare Costs

2015 12 Feb

The high costs of healthcare are not driven by cancer patients requesting expensive tests or treatments beyond their doctor’s recommendations, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. In a survey of more than 5,000 patient-physician encounters, less than 10 percent involved a patient demanding or requesting a medical intervention.... Read more

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Gene Interaction Discovery Could Lead to New Brain Cancer Therapies

2015 14 Jan

Scientists have identified a new target for future brain cancer therapies, based on a newly discovered interaction between proteins. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute for Molecular Medicine (VIMM) observed that two genes, AEG-1 and Akt2, which are individually present in many types of cancer,... Read more

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Wide Variation In Clinical Guidelines For Rectal Cancer

2014 30 Nov

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of rectal cancer from five highly regarded organisations in the US, Europe and Canada all give different recommendations. The guidelines from the five organisations have been published within the last... Read more

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FDA Panel Disapproves Of HIFU For Prostate Cancer

2014 05 Aug

The company marketing Ablatherm Integrated Imaging High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), used to treat low-risk prostate cancer, has failed to get the nod of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its premarket approval application. HIFU, which has been used in other countries for about 15 years, is marketed in Europe by EDAP TMS, a French... Read more

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Revolutionary MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy One Step Closer

2014 08 Apr

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumour visualisation during radiotherapy Royal Philips and The Netherlands’ University Medical Center (UMC) have announced that the initial components of the world’s first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation... Read more