Tag Archives: cancer

Judge rips insurance company for ‘immoral, barbaric’ cancer denials

At issue is a treatment known as proton beam therapy, an expensive alternative to standard radiation that proponents say is a more precise form of treatment with fewer side effects. Opponents have questioned whether proton therapy is worth the high cost to fight some forms of cancer, and insurance companies have often denied coverage for… Read More »

Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery to focus on anti-evolution treatments

Olivia Rossanese outside the unfinished Centre for Cancer Drug DiscoveryJohn Angerson/The Institute of Cancer Research By Michael Le Page All treatments for cancer should be designed to prevent tumours evolving resistance, because drug-resistant tumours are what kill most people, says Paul Workman, head of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the UK. To make… Read More »