Issue 66 May - June 2015

Targeting the supply lines: metabolic approaches to killing cancer cells

Recent years have seen a revival of interest in the unique metabolism of cancer cells. This time the focus is on the potential it offers as a target, rather than any possible causal role – but that link with obesity still needs explaining.

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Issue 66 May - June 2015

Per-Anders Abrahamsson: Patients want us to work as a team

Patients look for the best treatment centres, says this leading voice in European urology. So they’ll go where the specialists involved in their care work together, not where they are constantly battling over who is ‘in charge’.

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Issue 66 May - June 2015

They are many, will we be too few?

The European Commission is predicting that by 2020 Europe will need an additional one million clinical professionals to care for its ageing population. With many of our cancer systems already working at full capacity, this Editorial calls on the cancer community to get engaged in discussions about the changes in working practices, training and workforce mix that will be needed to safeguard the quality and safety of the care we provide.

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Issue 65 March - April 2015

Nurturing empathy: an oncologist looks at medicine and himself

How do we allow such behaviour among colleagues? asks the author, after experiencing what itÂ’s like to feel vulnerable and in pain when your doctor doesnÂ’t seem to care.

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Issue 65 March - April 2015

Intratumoural drug metabolism and the disposition of anticancer agents: implications for clinical treatment

Pharmacokinetics within tumour cells play an important role in the development of resistance. A better understanding of the mechanisms involved is important for devising treatment strategies to extend tumour response.

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