Issue 61 July - August 2014

Survivors demand a fair deal from financial services

Companies should no longer be allowed to deny mortgage or insurance services to cancer survivors without explanation or a transparent risk assessment, say patient advocates. A few hopeful signs show their message may be getting across.

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Stories that give witness, stories that save lives: the special role of health reporters in Africa

How can journalists help raise the profile of cancer and get it on the political agenda in countries where infectious diseases get most attention, reliable data are scarce, doctors are reluctant to talk and editors prefer cheery topics? Two award-winning reporters speak of the challenges they face

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Keeping one step ahead: Could trials do more for patients with incurable cancer?

Joining a clinical trial can be a lifeline for patients with few options open to them. But are outdated attitudes and practices preventing them from benefiting as much as they could?

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Marcel Verheij: Revolutionising radiotherapy

Could intelligent combinations of drugs and radiation take precision radiotherapy to new levels? Marcel Verheij believes so, but may struggle to prove it without a fairer share of funding

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Issue 61 July - August 2014

Change must come from within

Is progress against cancer is being stifled because young researchers are obliged to spend their best years competing for grants within a system biased against innovation?

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