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  • Hormonal therapy for cancer
    Hormone therapy is an effective and non-toxic therapy for oestrogen and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer and for prostate cancer. Serum concentrations of oestradiol and testosterone are controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal pat…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Principles of systemic anticancer therapy
    Cytotoxic chemotherapy remains an important component of anticancer therapy. However, newer ‘targeted agents’ and immunotherapy are emerging as more effective agents in certain cancer types, as determined by their molecular phenotype.
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Targeted agents in cancer
    Non-cytotoxic systemic treatments are a major component of systemic anti-cancer treatment. Targeted therapies are used to treat multiple tumour sites in both potentially curative and palliative settings and can be used in combination with chemotherap…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Clinical and practical applications of radiation therapy: when should radiation therapy be considered for my patient?
    Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from X-rays, γ-rays, neutrons, electrons, protons and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumours. External-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is delivered by a machine outside the body, while brachy…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Prostate cancer
    Prostate cancer is a major health problem. In the UK, it is the most common male cancer and the second most common cause of male cancer death. Its strongest predeterminant is increasing age. Virtually all cancers are adenocarcinomas, the grade being…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy: clinical aspects
    Chemotherapeutic drugs exert their effects by interfering with the processes involved in cell division. Their therapeutic use stems from their ability to cause a greater proportion of cell kill in cancer cells than normal cells. In this review we dis…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
    Malignancy uncommonly presents with a paraneoplastic syndrome rather than as a direct result of the primary tumour or its metastases. Paraneoplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of syndromes that represent the non-metastatic systemic effects o…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Radiotherapy: technical aspects
    Radiotherapy is an important cancer treatment: in patients who are cured of cancer, radiotherapy contributes to cure in around 40% of cases. Radiotherapy also has an important role in improving symptoms in individuals with incurable cancer. Whereas p…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
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  • newWhat is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
    Experts fear latest strain of virus from Wuhan may spread across worldIt is a novel coronavirus – that is to say, a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals – poss…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 6:41am -
  • Hannah Steinberg obituary
    Pioneer of psychopharmacology who was one of the first researchers to test systematically how psychoactive drugs affect the mindThe development of drugs to treat mental afflictions was historically a hit-and-miss affair, without much understanding of…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jan 20, 12:51pm -
  • A good night’s sleep helps repair inflammation | Letter
    This should become the number one priority in public health, writes Dr Guru SinghExcellent article by Edward Bullmore in Journal (Inflammation is the new frontier in public health, 20 January). Unfortunately it does not fully explore the role of prev…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 12:32pm -
  • From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine’s new frontier | Edward Bullmore
    The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch upUnlikely as it may seem, #inflammation has become a hashtag. It seems to be everywhere suddenly, up to all sorts of tricks. Rather than…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 10:51am -
  • Cannabis compound could be weapon in fight against superbugs
    Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteriaA compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.Scientists screened five ca…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 10:07am -
  • Belgian neurologist wins €1m prize for work on serious brain trauma
    Generet prize will fund more trials by Steven Laureys to help written-off ‘vegetative’ patientsA pioneering Belgian neurologist has been awarded €1m to fund further work in helping diagnose the most severe brain injuries, as he seeks to battle…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Sepsis deaths around world 'twice as high as previously thought'
    There were 11 million deaths in 2017 – more than from cancer – with children in poorer countries most at risk, study findsDeaths from sepsis around the world are twice as high as previously thought, with babies and small children in poorer countr…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 12:05pm -
  • Can heading a football lead to dementia? The evidence is growing
    Concussion can have lifelong consequences and children are particularly at riskThe death in 2002 of the former England and West Bromwich Albion striker Jeff Astle from degenerative brain disease placed the spotlight firmly on the possibility of a lin…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 9:33am -
  • Researchers facing ‘shocking’ levels of stress, survey reveals
    Nearly two thirds of those who took part had witnessed bullying or harassmentOverwhelming work pressure, discrimination, and widespread bullying and harassment are contributing to “shocking” levels of stress and mental health problems among scien…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 2:01am -
  • Having more sex makes early menopause less likely, research finds
    Study of nearly 3,000 women suggests body may ‘choose’ not to invest in ovulationWomen who have sex more often are less likely to have an early menopause, according to research that raises the intriguing possibility that lifestyle factors could p…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 7:01pm -
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