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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Issue 63 November - December 2014

Mindfulness: a way to live life in the present tense

“I have learned to shift from seeing myself as invulnerable to quite vulnerable – and to know that as not something to push away. There are good things about vulnerability. I have never felt so loved, supported, treasured… and have come to know some people in a way I think I never would otherwise.”

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