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August 20, 2014

Long-term night shifts linked to a doubling of the breast cancer risk

Working night shifts for 30 or more years doubles the risk of developing breast cancer, and is not confined to nurses, as previous research has indicated, finds a study published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Diagnosing, treating and managing NETs

IMT and the National Cancer Registry Ireland outline the incidence and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.

Clinical update on colorectal cancer

In his latest Clinical Update, Gary Culliton reviews emerging issues in the area of colorectal cancer, looking in particular at metastatic disease.

Smokers cost employers €4,500 extra each year

Employers have to pay around €4,500 or more a year to employ a member of staff who smokes compared to a non-smoking employee, claims research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Clinical update on ovarian cancer

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.

Death risk in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) carries a low but significant risk of metastasis and death, new research from Boston has found.

Prostate cancer — the patients’ perspective

Galway GP Dr Mary Rogan explores the potential sexual problems patients can experience following prostate surgery and what doctors can do to help them.

Clinical update on breast cancer

There is significant evidence linking obesity to breast cancer incidence. In his latest Clinical Update, Gary Culliton reports on breakthrough research in susceptible women.

The trauma of change and surgical upheaval in cancer

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.

Implants may affect cancer survival

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.

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