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Endocrine therapy is currently the most effective form of treatment for oestrogen-dependent breast cancer, but a significant proportion of patients relapse. from www.shutterstock.com

How a new breast cancer biomarker could help patients identify best treatment options

A new breast cancer test predicts whether a patient will benefit from endocrine therapy, allowing patients and their doctors to make better treatment decisions.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto runs a Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program, which offers one-on-one consults and an eight-week group rehabilitation program for patients. (Shutterstock)

Cancer survivors urgently need funded rehabilitation care

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams could help cancer survivors to recover from the toxic side-effects of their treatments and return to their lives.
This is a model of the adenovirus type 5 which causes respiratory infections. Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com

Potential treatment for eye cancer using tumor-killing virus

When you think of viruses, you might think of the horrible illnesses they cause, like flu or Ebola. But now researchers are learning how to use the unique traits of viruses to treat disease.
Different genes drive cancer growth in males and females. Imagentle/Shutterstock.com

When it comes to brain tumors, a patient’s sex matters

Male and female tumors are different. Researchers are now hoping to exploit these sex-specific differences to treat brain cancer. This might improve survival for everyone.
There are lots of ways to support a friend through breast cancer. Sharing the journey is key, studies suggest. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock

What kind of support do breast cancer patients want? Food, rides and prayer

People across the country show their support for breast cancer patients and survivors by wearing pink and raising money each October. A recent study of patients suggests ways to help all year.
Surviving breast cancer has been the biggest treatment goal until recent years, when attention began to turn to surviving well, as these three women appear to be. fitzcrittle/Shutterstock.com

Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer

While more women than ever are surviving breast cancer, they often do so with bad side effects. Studies are showing that physical therapy early in the post-treatment phase can help.
We only know if a cancer has been cured in hindsight. Photo by Kaylee Eden on Unsplash

My cancer is in remission – does this mean I’m cured?

A cancer is in remission when it can no longer be detected. But we only say it's cured when it hasn't come back for a certain time – and that differs for different cancers.
Prostate cancer cell, viewed with a scanning electron microscope. royaltystockphoto.com/Shutterstock.com

Why cancer cells go to sleep

Cancer doesn't just grow uncontrollably. It has a smarter strategy than that.
Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance. (Shutterstock)

How mathematics is helping to fight cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.
In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano talks to an oncology nurse at a hospital in Clackamas, Ore. AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka

How kindness can make a difference in cancer care

Great strides have been made in cancer medicine over decades, but it's important not to forget the growing role that kindness and empathy play in good care.

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