Issue 59 March - April 2014

Passport to the future: Improving life for survivors of childhood cancer

By the time they reach 40, survivors of childhood cancers are likely to have at least one chronic health problem resulting from their treatment. The search is now on for ways to help people manage their risk and get appropriate care.

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Issue 59 March - April 2014

Let us convince you! Enticing medical students into oncology

Every summer a group of top oncologists gather in the ancient city of Ioannina to give a select group of motivated medical students a taste of what itÂ’s like to work in cancer.

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Issue 59 March - April 2014

Living with cancer: advocates define their priorities for advanced disease

The ABC conference on advanced breast cancer gives centre stage to a group of patients who feel theyÂ’ve been marginalised and their needs ignored for too long.

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Issue 59 March - April 2014

Thombosis and cancer

Thrombosis is the second most common preventable cause of death in patients with cancer, so oncologists need to know how to identify who is at risk, and strategies for prevention and treatment. This overview presents the evidence and raises alerts about the use of oral anticoagulants in the cancer setting.

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Issue 59 March - April 2014

Are tumour boards defunct?

The complexity of cancer, the risks and benefits associated with alternative treatment options, the care needs of patients, all point to the need for input from specialists in many disciplines. But are regular face-to-face multidisciplinary team meetings the best way to achieve this?

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