vendredi 8 mars 2013

Press Review (March 9, 2013) – Revue de presse (9 mars 2013)

Living With Cancer: For the Birds
“There’s nothing makes us feel so much alive as to see others die,” exclaims a dying Ralph Touchett in Henry James’s “Portrait of a Lady.” At my most snarky, it seems to me that there’s nothing makes some people so invigorated as to see others debilitated by cancer or by medical responses to it. To my beloved friends, I hiss what must be tedious recriminations against off-the-wall reactions to my continuing treatments. But here I’ll simply wing it.
By Susan Guber. In The New York Times

New Pap guidelines may miss aggressive cancer in young women, study reports
One cancer can cause problems in less than two years, but recommended screening is now every three years.
By Serena Gordon. In MedicalXpress

The New Post-Cancer Me: I Didn't Intend on Being So Different
One of the terms I have hated most when I finished cancer treatment was "new normal." Doctors refer to it, counselors refer to it and a lot of survivors refer to it. I fought it for as long as I could. Recently, I have started to accept the fact that I am not the same person I was before I had gone through my battle with cancer.
By Eamonn Conrad. In Huffington Post blogs

Cancer risk higher among people who eat more processed meat, study finds
Biggest consumers of food such as ham, bacon and sausages are 44% more likely to die prematurely, according to research.
By Denis Campbell. In The Guardian

Possible origin of common ovarian cancer identified
US researchers have uncovered a type of cell in the ovaries of mice that, if also found in women, would represent the possible origin of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
In Cancer Research UK

Stomach cancer breath test trialled successfully
Simple breath test to detect stomach cancer could lead to earlier detection of stomach cancer and save lives.
By Sarah Boseley. In The Guardian

Ready for More 10,000 Cancer Genomes Projects?
Cancer researchers who have spent the last 7 years compiling a catalog of mutations in patients' tumors are now talking about what they should do next. This week, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) unveiled a project on their wish list: a much broader survey of 10,000 tumors per cancer type that would aim to pin down very rare cancer genes.
By Jocelyn Kaiser. In Science AAAS

Plainte pour non-dépistage d'un cancer de la prostate
Cette affaire judiciaire relance la polémique sur l'intérêt du dépistage individuel de cette pathologie.
Par Martine Perez. Dans Le Figaro Santé

Des scientifiques prouvent que les consommateurs de charcuterie ont plus de chance d'avoir un cancer
Selon un récente étude, les plus gros mangeurs de jambon, saucisses et autres saucissons, sont à 44% plus susceptibles de mourir prématurément que les autres.
Dans Atlantico

Perjeta, nouveau traitement du cancer du sein autorisé en Europe
Le groupe pharmaceutique suisse Roche a annoncé mardi que l'Union européenne avait autorisé la mise sur le marché de Perjeta, un traitement pour une forme agressive de cancer du sein.
Par David Bême. Dans Doctissimo

Cancer de la prostate, le procès du PSA
Il était attendu ce procès que les autorités ne semblaient pas craindre : un homme atteint d’un cancer de la prostate poursuit son médecin traitant qui ne lui avait pas proposé de doser le taux de PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) au motif d’une perte de chance. Ce premier exemple, car il y en aura d’autres, appelle plusieurs remarques et mises au point.
Par Guy Vallencien. Dans Le Monde

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