Prostate cancer: hope in the blood

28 May 2017 0

May was awash with news stories about blood tests for prostate cancer. Reports that a new serum test called IsoPSA could predict prostate cancer more precisely than conventional PSA testing brought obvious interest. The new [more]

Inside India’s cancer epidemic

1 December 2014 0

Epidemiologists have long been warning of the rapid rise in cancer rates hitting low- and middle-income countries. But it takes a journalist to get across how those statistics are playing out in people’s lives. Jason [more]

Addressing cancer disparities in Europe

1 March 2014 0

As we learn more about what lies behind the differences in cancer outcomes across Europe, the question becomes: how do we end them? This article was first published in The Oncologist vol.18 no.12, and is [more]

Stigma: breaking the vicious cycle

1 July 2013 0

Stigma breeds silence, which fuels the fear and ignorance that feeds the stigma. Breaking this vicious circle not only makes life easier for people with cancer, but can also change public attitudes towards prevention and [more]

Mary Gospodarowicz: Just do it

1 July 2012 0

Implement guidelines, adopt what works and reject what doesn’t, focus on cost-effectiveness–there are so many ways cancer care could be improved. Mary Gospodarowicz, believer, pragmatist and ‘raving optimist’, is determined to make it happen. Implement [more]