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Blood Test and Chemotherapy

October 22,2018
Jeanne Tie

Many cancer patients could soon be spared the unnecessary side effects of chemotherapy after having surgery to remove their tumour. A blood test being trialled at more than 40 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand aims to detect whether there are any cancer cells...

Cancer,Chemotherapy,Bowel cancer,Blood test

Childhood cancer

October 22,2018
Jessie N. Githanga

World Cancer Day is celebrated globally on February 4 under the tag line “We Can. I Can”. Increased awareness and education about childhood cancers means that more lives are saved. The Conversation Africa’s Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya...

Cancer,Lifestyle diseases,Clinical trials,Palliative care,Healthy lifestyle,HIV/AIDS,Childhood cancer,Cancer in Africa

Medicine: a turning point in the war on cancer

October 22,2018
Duane Mitchel

There are moments in the history of scientific achievement that benchmark the end of an era and the beginning of a new phase of reality for mankind.

The significance of these inflection points is sometimes readily apparent. NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the surface...

Cancer,Cancer immunotherapy

Physical therapy and Cancer

October 15,2018
Mary Insana Fisher

The survival rate for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, is now about 90 percent, increased by nearly 20 percent since the 1970s.

With more women than ever – nearly 3 million – living beyond ...

Physical Therapy,Chemotherapy,Brest cancer

cancer rates across Australia

October 02,2018
Sunanda Creagh, Brigid Lynch, Dallas English

Cancer is among the leading causes of death in Australia. As far too many of us know, its impact on individuals and communities can be devastating. But how does cancer affect Australia overall?

To find out, we visualised a rich dat...

Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer Risk


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