Evolving metastatic breast cancer management CPD webinar

The top five cancers affecting women in South Africa include: breast, cervical, colorectal, uterine and lung cancer, according to statistics

New hope for SA cancer patients

The approved medicine is an immunotherapy treatment that enlists the body’s own immune system to fight cancer and can reduce

COVID-19 and cancer

“To date, there are no official recommendations in terms of ongoing oncology treatments with COVID-19 in mind, and cancer patients

Personalised radiation treatment a valuable alternative

The interactive workshop was attended by some 75 medical professionals from around South Africa, including medical and radiation oncologists, radiographers,

The future of oncology practice

For almost a decade the ICON Group, which recently restructured its business units under the ICON brand, has advocated for

Engineering reproduction in the oncofertility field

“When patients are given the devastating news of cancer, they may be focused on cancer and unable to think about

Immunotherapy, biomarkers revolutionise cancer treatment

Speaking to Medical Chronicle ahead of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Summit Africa, held in Cape Town last

How often do patients need to be screened?

World Cancer Day was on 4th February. This initiative by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), will again focus

Do R&D costs justify prices of cancer drugs?

High costs and the risks of R&D have long been used to justify the high prices of cancer drugs. However, new research has found that cancer drugs have generated returns far in excess of possible R&D costs.

Alcohol often ignored as a breast cancer risk

Despite research clearly linking alcohol use and the risk of breast cancer in women, very few women reduce their alcohol intake, even after the age of 45.

DNA secrets of prostate cancer in African men revealed

A new pilot research study is the first in the world to sequence the entire tumour DNA of African men with prostate cancer, and has found significant differences compared to the tumour DNA of non-Africans.

Mouth ulcers and sore gums a common side effect of cancer treatment

A common side effect of chemotherapy and some head and neck radiation treatment is oral mucositis – painful mouth ulcers and inflammation in the mouth.