Issue 63 November - December 2014

Biology in the bunker

Advances in imaging and molecular biology are opening up a wealth of new avenues for research and treatment in radiotherapy. But could progress be held back by a lack of public awareness of the potential for innovation?

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Issue 63 November - December 2014

Christopher Wild: Let's be practical

Understanding how cancer wreaks its havoc on the human body is important for the head of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, but his main concern is how to stop it.

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Issue 63 November - December 2014

Action for access

More and more people across Europe are finding it hard to access high-quality cancer care in the wake of years of public spending cuts. This Editorial looks at some initiatives to address growing inequalities and argues that everyone involved in planning and providing treatment and care has a key role and responsibility .

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Issue 62 September - October 2014

The letter to which I couldn't reply

With all the investigations, imaging and testing involved in personalising treatments, it can be hard to remember to listen to what the patient is saying. One doctor keeps a letter with him as a permanent reminder.

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Issue 62 September - October 2014

Accreditation of breast centres: why and how

The European Commission is developing a Europe-wide accreditation scheme for breast centres to push up standards of diagnosis and care. Here experts from both sides of the Atlantic take a look at existing schemes, the criteria they use and the challenges in applying them across diverse populations.

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