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February 29, 2012

Trialling therapy to beat cancer

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/knowledge/health/cancertherapy

pink ribbonA cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience for the patient. In the past one-size-fits-all treatments have been given to patients based on whether their cancer is low, moderate or high risk. Now research at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is investigating personalised treatment for a specific group of women with breast cancer. In a recent lecture, Prof Janet Dunn explained the work of the Unit and the new type of clinical trials that they’re running.

Whilst we are not yet in the era of fully personalised medicine, cancer treatment is changing.

Read article in full on the Knowledge Centre

Prof Janet Dunn is Module Leader for MD913: Design, Analysis & Interpretation of Epidemiological Research


January 26, 2011

Digital Healthcare

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/alumni/knowledge/health/digital_health/

Digital healthcare has evolved from the need for more proactive and efficient healthcare delivery, and seeks to offer new types of care that are only possible thanks to sophisticated technology. At the Institute of Digital Healthcare, researchers are looking to develop new technologies, but to firmly base this on understanding the benefits and limitations of the current care on offer.

Find out more at the Knowledge Centre


November 12, 2010

Breaking Barriers in Clinical Communication

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/alumni/knowledge/projects/reinvention/blog1/

Are Securely Attached Doctors More Empathetic Doctors?

By Kirsten Atherton, Anna Chisholm, Lucie Rutter, Sarah Peters, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester and Ian Fletcher, Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool

When we visit our doctor, it is possible that our expectations of patient/doctor interaction may be very different to those of the doctor treating us.

Read more by visiting the Knowledge Centre

Read the article in full on the Reinvention Journal website


October 28, 2010

Female fertility

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/alumni/knowledge/health/fertility/


Human beings are not as fertile as many other animals

Considering the long list of problems that can occur between ovulation, conception and birth – such as developmental abnormalities or incompatible gametes – it seems miraculous that about 84% of couples will conceive in their first year of trying. The biggest factor affecting a woman’s fertility is age, but there can be other unforeseen problems. Professor Geraldine Hartshorne, Warwick Medical School, is currently working on a research project to gain a better understanding of the effects of cancer treatment on the egg reserves of young women suffering from breast cancer or lymphoma.

Go to the Knowledge Centre to find out more.


October 19, 2010

Alternative medicine? A History

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/alumni/knowledge/projects/bookclub/14/


Walk into the local health food shop or pick up today’s paper and the chances are that you’ll see adverts for acupuncture and herbal medicine, hypnotists and homeopaths. Some doctors and scientists mourn the lost lustre of mainstream medicine and complain about a new breed of ‘irrational’ consumer. But what exactly is ‘alternative’ medicine?

To find out more go to the Knowledge Centre


October 12, 2010

Mental Health Gap Intervention Guide

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/alumni/knowledge/health/mentalhealth/

Mental Health Day (10 October) is designed to increase public awareness issues surrounding mental health and this year marks the launch of the Mental Health Gap Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG). Professor Scott Weich, Honorary Consultant Scientist with the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, argues by intervening in mental health problems such as chronic anxiety and depression, that may exacerbate physical problems (such as diabetes), then the costs of treating these physical problems can also be reduced.

People are seeing the whole spectrum; there isn’t just ‘mental illness’ but there’s also positive mental health and mental wellbeing.


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