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Gathering together to tackle cancer

Sandra Ryan provides an overview of this year’s Gathering around Cancer Conference, which was held in Dublin recently This year’s Gathering around Cancer event — now in its seventh year — in the Croke Park Convention Centre brought together hundreds of cancer specialists from both Ireland and the US to hear the latest evidence-based updates…

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All together now

Next month, the seventh Gathering Around Cancer conference takes place in Croke Park, Dublin. David Lynch talks to two organisers about what delegates can expect Since it began in 2013, the Gathering Around Cancer event has developed and changed significantly, two of the principal organisers have told the Medical Independent (MI). Now in its seventh…

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ASCO Annual Meeting 2019, Chicago, IL

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of the most important studies presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting Pembrolizumab increases survival rate for certain people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer – KEYNOTE-001 Five-year data from the phase Ib KEYNOTE-001 clinical trial show that pembrolizumab was safe and effective and substantially…

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No benefit from pazopanib in advanced renal cell carcinoma after metastasectomy

No improvement in disease-free survival (DFS) with adjuvant pazopanib (a VEGF tyrosine kinase inhibitor) was observed for patients with no evidence of disease following metastasectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) when compared with placebo, according to results of a phase 3 trial presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. Although effective targeted therapy has become…

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Immunotherapy in metastatic or recurrent cervical cancer

Dr Dearbhaile Collins outlines the latest trial data on immunotherapies for cervical cancer The National Cancer Registry Ireland records 262 new cases of invasive cervical cancer in Ireland each year. This is predominantly a disease of younger women, with over 47 per cent of patients under the age of 45 years old at diagnosis. Squamous…

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The introduction of robotic prostate surgery at Galway University Hospitals

The introduction of robotic surgery in GUH is a major benefit for prostate patients, writes Mr Paddy O’Malley In July of last year the first robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy was performed on a patient at Galway University Hospitals (GUH) by Mr Paddy O’Malley, Consultant Urologist and specialist in robotic surgery, GUH. This was a cumulative effort…

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ISMO 2019 Fellowship and Bursary Awards

Paul Mulholland reports on the details of the 2019 Irish Society of Medical Oncology (ISMO) Fellowship and Bursary Awards in Dublin The Irish Society of Medical Oncology (ISMO) Fellowship and Bursary Awards meeting took place in the Catherine McAuley Centre, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), Dublin, on Friday, 25 January and Saturday, 26 January.…

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The future of cancer care

Paul Mulholland reports on the recent ISMO Fellowship and Bursary Awards 2018 This year’s ISMO Fellowship and Bursary Awards, which took place in the Catherine McAuley Centre, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, from Friday 2-Saturday 3 February, featured a wide range of the best cancer research taking place in Ireland. The keynote address was…

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2017 Annual Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of research presented at ESMO 2017 ESMO 2017 Congress highlights importance of cancer prevention This year’s Annual Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Madrid, Spain, was a truly global event, with nearly 24,000 participants from 131 countries. The 10 countries with the most delegates were the…

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