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Executive Health Management

‘The Death of Cancer’ - The Patient Perspective

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial... Read more

Executive Health Management

Top Target Treatments

2019 22 May

On paper, it looks straightforward; the basis of personalised care and targeted therapy lies in the realisation that every patient has a different level of susceptibility to disease, responds differently to the same treatment, and needs different doses for the same effect. Over the last ten years, healthcare has made huge progress in linking genetics... Read more

IMAGING Management

Molecular Imaging as Tool in Precision Cancer Care

2017 02 Jan

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to diagnose, monitor and treat cancers, and finding a way to use these noninvasive techniques more widely in clinical settings should be a top priority, according to experts from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. See Also :... Read more

Executive Health Management

Is Personalised Medicine Really the Answer?

2015 25 Jun

The philosophy behind personalised medicine (also known as precision medicine) is that medical care and public health should be transformed by prevention and treatment programs that are specifically targeted to individual patients. Theoretically, this is to be achieved by sequencing more genomes, creating bigger biobanks, and linking biological information... Read more