Cancer patients not getting adequate pain relief

Many terminal cancer patients are not getting adequate pain relief early enough, according to an English study. The researchers found that, on average, terminal cancer patients were given their first dose of a strong opioid such as morphine just nine weeks before their death. Researchers at Leeds University found that, on average, terminal cancer patients … Continue reading Cancer patients not getting adequate pain relief

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How Chinese medicine kills cancer cells

Researchers¬†at the University of Adelaide¬†have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China - a Traditional Chinese Medicine - works to kill cancer cells. Compound kushen injection (CKI) is approved for use in China to treat various cancer tumours, usually as an adjunct to western chemotherapy - but … Continue reading How Chinese medicine kills cancer cells