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Side Effects

High-tech scans spare lymphoma patients intensive chemo

Hodgkin lymphoma patients can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech scans that can predict the outcome of treatment.

Test could spare breast cancer patients unnecessary chemotherapy

A gene test may improve the way doctors treating women with early-stage breast cancer identify those who can safely avoid post-surgery chemotherapy.

Study finds cancer patients may face increased risk of food-borne illness listeria

People with cancer face an increased risk of developing the food-borne illness listeria, scientists have reported.

Microscopic envelopes deliver drug to tumours

Molecular envelopes could be used to deliver an anticancer drug to tumours with fewer side effects than the drug alone, a report in the British Journal of Cancer1 reveals...

Scientists uncover reason for second cancers after targeted melanoma treatment

An international study has uncovered how secondary skin cancers sometimes develop in malignant melanoma patients who are treated with an experimental drug.

Complementary medicine could hinder cancer treatment

Cancer patients who use herbal remedies and health supplements during conventional treatment may risk dangerous side effects, according to a new report published today in...

CBT is effective for menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment

Research funded by Cancer Research UK suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help women who have had breast cancer treatment manage the common side-effects...

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke linked to bladder cancer

Children and adolescents may be even more susceptible to the harmful side effects of tobacco smoke than adults - according to new research into bladder cancer published in...

Experts call for 'urgent reform' of side-effect reporting on cancer trials

The rare side-effects of new cancer drugs, particularly potential heart damage, are being under-reported in medical literature, according to academics in the US.

Treatment reduces dangerous side effects of cancer treatment in children

Children given a hormone growth factor alongside chemotherapy for the aggressive cancer neuroblastoma are less likely to suffer a potentially deadly side-effect, according...