The results from a Dutch cohort study with 13,715 gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer patients show that the use of aspirin after diagnosis increases the five-year survival rate from 42 to 75 percent. Martine Frouws, research physician at the Leiden University Medical Centre, presented her findings at the European Cancer Congress (ECC) in Vienna on the 28th of September 2015. Continue reading
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Because colorectal polyps can transform into cancer, they are generally removed upon identification during colonoscopy. However, small and flat polyps are often missed during this procedure. Scientists at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) have therefore developed a molecular technique which visualises these polyps by making them fluorescent, they write in Nature Medicine. Continue reading
Patients undergoing radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, Mirjam Mast, researcher at the Bronovo hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, has found a simple solution: holding your breath during irradiation. This reduces heart damage, she writes in her dissertation. Continue reading