Although patients can have an excellent response to first-line chemotherapy treatment, many of them unfortunately relapse. In his latest Clinical Update, Gary Culliton examines the types and timing of subsequent treatment.
Galway GP Dr Mary Rogan explores the potential sexual problems patients can experience following prostate surgery and what doctors can do to help them.
There is significant evidence linking obesity to breast cancer incidence. In his latest Clinical Update, Gary Culliton reports on breakthrough research in susceptible women.
Surgical Advisor to the National Cancer Control Programme Prof Arnold Hill’s recent reflections on the Government’s major policy change in 2006, when all major cancer surgery was henceforth to be treated in eight designated cancer centres, serves as a no-holds-barred critique of the reconfiguration process, suggests Lloyd Mudiwa.
Cosmetic breast implants seem to adversely affect the survival of women who are subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, found a small study published on bmj.com.
Dr Sharon O’Toole, Senior Scientist in TCD and the DISCOVARY consortium, outlines the progress made on the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian cancer, ahead of the first World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8.
We present a summary of the National Cancer Registry of Ireland’s special report examining patterns and trends of colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survival in Ireland during the period 1994-2010.
A study from US researchers at Duke University Medical Center suggests that patient, clinical, and procedural factors are unreliable predictors of in-field progressive disease after regional therapy in patients with in-transit melanoma.