Tagged: cancer

Pinpointing treatment of tumors

Phoenix Solutions is working on targeted delivery of medication to better treat cancer Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Phoenix Solutions was founded in 2012 by three scientists from GE Healthcare (formerly Nycomed Imaging), Per Sontum,...

Norway cancer rates lower for immigrants

Ethnic Norwegians suffer more than non-European immigrants from certain cancers M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The headline on the front page of the February 6 edition of Aftenposten, Oslo’s and Norway’s leading newspaper, read...

The birthday tree—a Valentine with a cause

Young cancer survivor is working hard to help others make it through the disease Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Never in my lifetime have I received a handwritten birthday card from someone that I have...

Stories touch lives

A reflection on writing in the face of hardship Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Caring and sharing is what life is all about. I’ve taken a break from feature writing recently to concentrate on my...

Marathon champ Grete Waitz dead at 57

Grete Waitz, Norway’s most outstanding long-distance runner and “Queen of the New York City Marathon,” died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the age of 57, after a long fight with cancer. Waitz was...

Promising future for r84

Affitech tests exciting new anti-cancer drug candidate John Erik Stacy, 22 Feb 2011 Affitech has an exciting anti-cancer drug candidate, now known simply as r84, shown to fight cancer growth in animal trials. Like...

A pioneer in a new era of vaccines

Vaccibody puts new developments in cell biology and biotechnology to work John Erik Stacy, 6 Dec 2010 Vaccines have been so effective that many of us have all but forgotten the diseases that once...

Norwegian cancer treatment is risky

The level of risk in cancer treatment in Norway is too high.  It shows in a new report from the Board of Health. Board of Health has reviewed the audit issues, and media reports...