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The war on cancer – What is the enemy, and are we winning? - Volume 21, Issue

The so-called ‘war on cancer’ is now in its fifth decade. This article presents some facts and figures about cancer and the effort to treat it. It outlines updated thinking on the hallmarks and classification of cancer, and draws together published…

Medical writing for cancer trials and submissions - Volume 21, Issue

Cancer is currently a high-priority area for drug development. Most cancers are immediately life-threatening diseases demanding urgent treatment and therapies are usually highly toxic. This poses a range of specific challenges for the ethical…

Developing a treatment for ovarian cancer - Volume 21, Issue

Ovarian cancer is a really nasty disease. Although, like most cancers, it is curable if caught early enough, in practice it is not usually diagnosed until it is too late for curative treatment. It initially responds well to treatment and patients…

Is cancer preventable? A literature review - Volume 21, Issue

Despite significant progress in tumour diagnosis and treatment over the last few years, cancer remains a major cause of death worldwide. Cancer prevention through diet and lifestyle changes is gaining importance, as our understanding of the…

Immuno-oncology: Harnessing our immune system to fight cancer - Volume 27, Issue

The history of immunotherapy to treat cancer began in 1891 when the American surgeon William Coley performed intra-tumoural injections with inactivated bacteria in patients with advanced sarcoma, in an attempt to stimulate anti-tumour immunity.…

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The evolving landscape of medical education in oncology - Volume 21, Issue

The field of oncology is continuously evolving. The way in which cancer is diagnosed, staged, and managed has changed so much in the last decade, and awareness of the need for a ‘personalized medicine’ approach to patient management is growing. In…

Are stem cells the future of healthcare? - Volume 21, Issue

Stem cell technology holds a key, although arguably not an exclusive position, in the future of healthcare. Alongside two other candidates worthy of this mantle – personalized cancer medicine and vaccine development – all three healthcare…

In the Bookstores - Volume 21, Issue

A personal view incorporating the insights of a UK-based book group Henrietta Lacks was a 31-year-old African American who died in 1951 from cervical cancer. Her biopsied cancer cells were taken without her permission, propagated seemingly forever…

Imaging techniques in oncology - Volume 21, Issue

Identifying and diagnosing cancerous diseases is currently one of the main tasks of today's radiologist. Every year cancer is diagnosed worldwide in over 12 million people. Within a single year, 7 million people die from cancer worldwide. The most…

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