A new combination of two proven breast cancer drugs has either eradicated tumours or shrunk them to ‘barely visible size’ in just 11 days. Doctors in Manchester gave a combination of trastuzumab and lapatinib to 257 women and within 11 days in 11% of the […]
Screening The European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam has heard that thousands of cases of breast cancer are going undetected by the standard screening techniques used by the NHS.
Scientists in Singapore have developed an optical device that could bring on-the-spot diagnosis for some cancers and other diseases closer to becoming a reality, it’s been reported this week.
Researchers in Hong Kong have found a genetic mutation that they believe is linked with a high risk of breast cancer. They believe the discovery could be important enough to be included in genetic screening for women of Chinese origin.
Several cancer treatments can cause nail damage (onycholysis) but chemotherapy is the worst culprit, particularly taxotere and taxol. Milder nail damage can be caused by other chemotherapy agents such as anthracyclines and capecitabine