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April 17, 2014

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.

First World Ovarian Cancer Day in focus

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.

The course of colorectal cancer

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.

Scientists link faster ‘biological’ ageing with CVD and cancer risk

An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has found new evidence that links faster ‘biological’ ageing to the risk of developing several age-related diseases, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers.

Unreliable predictors for in-transit melanoma identified by research

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.

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