Cancer

HCV, Cancer Drugs Added to Essential Medicines List as WHO Calls for Lower Prices

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a loud call for improving access to several high-profile—and high-cost—medicines by placing them on its 19thModel List of Essential Medicines released today.The updated list features 36 new medicines, including treatments for tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and cancer, and signifies a shift in WHO’s approach to securing...

SKIN CARE AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

Jennifer Young is a UK-based skincare company that specializes in customized products, unique to each individual’s skincare needs. We asked the company’s founder, Jennifer, who has also created a line of skincare especially for women who have been through cancer, to share a little of her expertise with our readers.Despite having a skin care...

CANCER TREATMENT FOR MS PATIENTS GIVES ‘REMARKABLE’ RESULTS

UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing “remarkable” improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. About 20 patients have received bone marrow transplants using their own stem cells. Some patients who were paralysed have been able to walk again. Prof Basil Sharrack, of Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, said: “To...

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