A summary of medical developments in Breast Cancer and Cancer for the week ending 15 August 2014.
In Best of Breast w/e 8 August 2014 it was wasp venom that was being used to fight cancer, now it’s the turn of the bee. OK, it’s not the most earth-shaking medical development, but it makes a change from the usual chemotherapy drugs.trials. And speaking of which, Item 3 examines the fact that different chemotherapy regimes have different side effects, and raises the question that we should reconsider what choices are made in selecting treatments.
Item 2A is about a purported cure using salt injected directly into tumours. Please note that this is not what it seems to be: an easy cure for cancer. The refutation is in Item 2B, and highlights the need not to jump the gun or fall prey to so-called breakthroughs. And this salt cure has nothing to do with Dr. Simoncini’s controversial work on bicarbonate of soda and tumours.