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Oncology: Global improvement in cancer survival but international differences are still very wide
Cancer survival is generally increasing, even for some of the more deadly cancers such as liver and lung, according to the largest and most up-to-date study of population-based survival trends (2000–2014), covering countries that are home to more than two-thirds of the world’s population...read more
   

Ultrasound: Researchers test ultrasound scalpel that can kill tumours in moving organs
Focused ultrasound can effectively destroy tumour cells. Until now, this method has only been used for organs such as the prostate and uterus. Fraunhofer researchers have shown a method, developed as part of the TRANS-FUSIMO EU project, that enables focused ultrasound treatment...read more

   
Anaesthesia: Watching movies can replace general anaesthesia for children having radiotherapy
Children with cancer could be spared dozens of doses of general anaesthesia by projecting a video directly on to the inside of a radiotherapy machine during treatment, according to research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference in Vienna last year...read more
   

Date of upload: 20th March 2018
                                  
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