Hope or hype?

Number 10

1 January 2006 0

Decades of experience have taught us to guard against the temptation to trumpet early impressive results as breakthroughs. Yet some of the comments over the promising results from trials testing Herceptin (trastuzumab) in early-stage breast [more]

Lost in translation

Number 10

1 January 2006 0

Cancer drugs often deliver less than they promise. The BDA believes the problem may lie not in the drugs themselves, but in the way they are targeted, tested and used. It organises regular get-togethers where [more]

Two sides to every study

Number 10

1 January 2006 0

If research is worth funding at all, isn’t it worth paying a little extra to make the results – positive or negative – available as freely and speedily as possible? Download full article

The drowned and the saved

In recounting their personal stories, cancer patients are not only sharing their experiences and feelings – they are providing practical support to others and are gradually influencing the way cancer is perceived and treated. Download [more]

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