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Diabetes continuous glucose monitoring

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta cell. It is associated with macrovascular and microvascular complications. Tight glycaemic control has been shown to ameliorate the long-term complications of T1DM. Monitoring glucose levels frequently helps patients to achieve more intensive glycaemic control. Fingerprick blood glucose…

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The feline factor in breast cancer research

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Prof Amanda McCann PhD of UCD’s Conway Institute and School of Medicine on current translational research into triple-negative breast cancer UCD Charles Institute Seminar Series The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover…

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Clinical help in the healing process

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Marjana Tomic-Canic on the latest translational research into wound healing and tissue repair and regeneration The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to…

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Blood Cancer Network Ireland update

Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI) is a national collaborative network of clinicians, scientists and population health experts with a shared interest in blood cancer research. BCNI is funded by the Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland and operates at five cancer-treating hospitals across the country – Galway University Hospitals (GUH), Cork University Hospital (CUH),…

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Perspectives in therapy of multiple myeloma, 2021

The treatment landscape in MM has changed significantly and will most likely continue to evolve over the next years Multiple myeloma (MM) is a relatively uncommon cancer accounting for approximately 1-to-2 per cent of all cancers and about 17 per cent of haematologic malignancies. It is characterised by the neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells producing…

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Paradigm shifts in the management of breast cancer

Is surgery now a redundant procedure for certain subgroups? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer (excluding skin cancer) and the leading cause of cancer mortality in females, accounting for one-third of cancer cases diagnosed in Irish females between 2015-2017. The management of breast cancer has changed significantly over time due to the remarkable…

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Melanoma: An overview

Early detection of malignant melanoma remains a crucial factor in reducing mortality Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, with 11,660 cases diagnosed in 2019. Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that develops from pigment-producing cells found in the upper layer of skin known as melanocytes. Less common than basal cell (BCC)…

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Treatment resistance in malignant melanoma

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Jens Rauch on research into malignant melanoma and the mutations that so often frustrate clinicians The Charles Institute, Ireland’s dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis,…

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Management of in-stent restenosis

In-stent restenosis may impact up to 5 per cent of patients at one year and one-in-five by 10 years Key points The introduction of drug eluting stents (DES) was a breakthrough innovation for the treatment of patients with obstructive coronary artery disease. The rate of clinical restenosis after stenting with DES is less than 5…

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Addressing the burden of coronary heart disease

How to approach screening, risk estimation and management of coronary heart disease in asymptomatic patients An estimated 17.7 million people die of cardiovascular diseases each year representing 31 per cent of all global deaths. Coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates worldwide have declined over the past four decades, but CHD remains responsible for about one-third…

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