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South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand
South Africa faces paediatric cancer drug shortage as suppliers fail to meet demand
As the health department sources alternative drug suppliers, doctors may be forced to make tough decisions with at least five key cancer drugs in...
We behave like herd animals
We behave like herd animals
Judy is 49 years old when she finds what all women dread: a lump, in her right breast. She visits friends that evening and, after much wining and...
Millions are denied morphine that will free them from pain
Millions are denied morphine that will free them from pain
COMMENTThe city in which a terminal cancer patient lives should not determine whether he or she suffers pain, or has access to pain relief. Yet...
Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern
Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern
Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer,...
Experimental cancer drugs effective - but with drawbacks
Experimental cancer drugs effective - but with drawbacks
A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective...
Cancer's politics and paradoxes
Cancer's politics and paradoxes
Cancer can kill: this fact makes it concrete. We collect data on it, write histories and memoirs about it, blog about it. Still, it’s a devious...
Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood
Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood
Metastatic cancer is a frightening prospect. Cancerous tumours are pockets of abnormal cell growth, with a host of environmental and genetic drivers,...
[Video]Welcome to SA's 'cancer valley'
[Video]Welcome to SA's 'cancer valley'
Compelling evidence shows petrochemical industries have caused the exceptionally high cancer and asthma rates in the South Durban valley.
Cancer valley pays a high price for South Africa's oil needs
Cancer valley pays a high price for South Africa's oil needs
Seventy-year-old Elizabeth Barnes wakes up at 2am, unable to breathe. The retired nurse, a resident of South Durban, gets up and, wheezing, draws a...

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