Issue 64 January - February 2015

Right patient, right drug, wrong dose?

Dose too strongly and the patient gets more harm than benefit, too weakly and the drug canÂ’t do its job. Could oncology learn from other fields about using pharmacokinetics in the clinic to hit it right in each patient?

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

George Coukos: a temple from translational research

Switzerland wants a cancer centre that will promote “opportunity, integration and innovation”, focused tightly on delivering major benefits to patients. George Coukos is the man charged with making it happen.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

Europe's cancer drugs shortage is hurting patients

Hospital pharmacies across Europe are experiencing frequent delays in accessing a wide range of commonly used cancer drugs. This editorial examines the extent of the problem and calls for action at an EU level to protect patients from its harmful consequences.

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Issue 63 November - December 2014

The heroic role of the caregiver in oncology

Doctors in Tel Aviv teamed up with a photojournalist to learn more about the role of the ‘unsung heroes’ who place their patient–companion at the heart of their world.

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Issue 63 November - December 2014

Treatment of skin rash and pruritus induced by biological therapies

Skin rash and itchy skin are known to be common side-effects in patients treated with EGFR and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and can be distressing, particularly when severe. A growing understanding of why this happens is leading to new ways of managing the problem

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