Laparoscopic surgery in a dedicated, minimally-invasive unit with verifiable low conversion rates is feasible and in the researchers’ experience, is associated with a long term survival advantage for colon cancer, according to a study published in the Irish Medical Journal.
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.
IMT and the National Cancer Registry Ireland outline the incidence and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.
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.
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.