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March 27, 2015

A new era in prostate cancer treatment

The development of the first alpha-emitting radionuclide is set to usher in a new era in prostate cancer treatment. Dawn O’Shea spoke to UCD graduate and Belfast oncologist Prof Joe O’Sullivan who was one of the lead investigators involved in developing the new ground-breaking therapy.

PDT is better for treating skin lesions than cryotherapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses topical agents and light to kill tissue, appears to better clear actinic keratoses (AKs), a common skin lesion caused by sun damage, at three months after treatment than cryotherapy

Depressed cancer patients do not receive depression treatment

Three papers published in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and The Lancet Oncology reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression

Low selenium levels linked to bowel cancer

A new study conducted by researchers from the RCSI shows that higher selenium levels are associated with decreased risk of bowel cancer, especially in women.

Large study reports benefits from breast screening

Invitation to modern mammography screening may reduce deaths from breast cancer by about 28 per cent, suggests a study from Norway published on bmj.com.

Clinical trials prove new leukaemia drug boosts survival rate to 90%

Patients in Ireland have been involved in a breakthrough international trial of a new cancer drug that has given researchers renewed hope in the fight against leukaemia.

Changing times in prostate cancer

This is an exciting time in the development of new agents for the management of advanced prostate cancer and the future looks bright, say Dr David Galvin and Dr Gerard McVey.

New biomarker could help HER-2 treatments

Scientists from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at TCD have made a significant discovery of a new biomarker that could help overcome resistance to newer and more targeted anti-cancer drugs, such as Herceptin, for HER2-positive cancers.

Silenium and vitamin E could increase the risk of prostate cancer

A multi-centre study led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, has found that high-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.  

Traces of a breast cancer drug found in supplement

Researchers have found the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in samples of a widely-available bodybuilding dietary supplement.

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