Cancer

How to help someone during cancer treatment

Advice for friends and family of a person diagnosed with cancer A cancer diagnosis can be scary. Friends and family are often uncertain about how best to support and help the person with cancer. Allison Schaffer, program manager of the Patient and Family Resource Center at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has worked in oncology for 14 years....

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...

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...

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