Issue 64 January - February 2015

Lymphoedema following treatment for breast cancer: a new approach to an old problem

Screening breast cancer patients for lymphoedema makes it possible to identify problems early and take action to halt its progression. Oncologists have an important role to play, particularly given the rise in lymphoedema rates that may be expected due to greater use of regional radiotherapy in early breast cancer.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

Overdiagnosis under the microscope

A new conference looks at the social as well as individual implications of how we use diagnostic tests that cannot accurately pick out real from apparent threats.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

A life worth living: we could do much more to help patients with depression

A new model for caring for depression in cancer patients shows how much can be achieved even on a tight budget.

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Issue 64 January - February 2015

The price of survival

Broadcaster Katrin Zöfel showed the value of good journalism with her half-hour broadcast for Deutschlandfunk, German national radio, which told the stories of people living with long-term effects of being treated for cancer.

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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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