European CanCer Organisation health news articlesCost of cancer care rising worldwide
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and its economic burden grows year by year. In 2008, the worldwide cost of cancer due to premature death and disability, excluding direct medical costs, was estimated to be US$895 billion.Alpharadin improved survival in advanced prostate cancer patients
Until recently, options for patients with bone metastases from advanced prostate cancer have been very limited. But now the first Phase III study of an alpha-pharmaceutical in these patients has shown that it can prolong survival significantly, according to research reported recently at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress.New drug reverses resistance to chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer patients
For the first time researchers have shown that by inhibiting the action of an enzyme called TAK-1, it is possible to make pancreatic cancer cells sensitive to chemotherapy, opening the way for the development of a new drug to treat the disease.New treatment for melanoma shows shrinking of tumors
Researchers have made significant advances in the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma ? one of the most difficult cancers to treat successfully once it has started to spread.New blood test promise diagnosis of colon cancer
Promising results from a new blood test that can aid in the early identification of patients with colon cancer will be presented at Europe's largest cancer congress, in Berlin today.Breast cancer mammograms benefit women up to the age of 75
Breast cancer screening is effective, appropriate and reduces deaths from the disease in women aged up to 75 years old according to new research in over 860,000 women aged 70-75 presented at the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-6) in Berlin.Health news organizations - E
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