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Researchers Develop Synthetic Material that Kills Cancer Cells

Researchers Develop Synthetic Material that Kills Cancer Cells

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a synthetic nanomaterial that can kill cancer cells. A joint research team comprising professors from Yonsei University College of Medicine and Ewha Womans University said on Monday that it has discovered a new ‘cancer cell-killing’ synthetic nanomaterial combining zinc phthalocyanine inducers (ZnPcS8) and anticancer [...]

Korean Hospitals Deploy IBM’s ‘Watson’ Supercomputer Help Doctors Treat Cancer Patients

Korean Hospitals Deploy IBM’s ‘Watson’ Supercomputer Help Doctors Treat Cancer Patients

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Konyang University Hospital announced its launch of IBM Watson for Oncology yesterday, a supercomputer diagnostic system that is poised to revolutionize the treatment of cancer patients. The launch ceremony with SK C&C, the South Korean distributor of the system, took place at the hospital yesterday in the presence of the [...]

Six out of 10 Cancer Patients Drink During Treatment: Study

Six out of 10 Cancer Patients Drink During Treatment: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Six out of 10 cancer patients with experience of drinking still consume alcohol during treatment, a study showed Thursday.  According to the study conducted by Koh Hyun-young of Samsung Medical Center, 546 out of 906 people, or 60.3 percent, said that they have drank alcohol after being diagnosed with [...]

Scientists Develop Nano-Robots Designed to Destroy Cancer Cells

Scientists Develop Nano-Robots Designed to Destroy Cancer Cells

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has developed a nano-robot capable of effectively seeking out and destroying cancer cells, the science ministry said Tuesday.  The team led by Park Jae-hyung of Sungkyunkwan University developed the nanobot that uses photodynamic therapy to effectively kill cancer cells while inflicting minimal damage [...]

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Besides the better known medical treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy or immunotherapy, alternative or supplementary remedies like exercise (i.e. yoga), dietary remedies, health supplements, and even oriental medicine are sometimes recommended to cancer patients.  And while patients have tended to have higher hopes with alternative treatments, doctors have [...]

Breast Cancer Screening Increases Diagnosis Rate by 36 Percent

Breast Cancer Screening Increases Diagnosis Rate by 36 Percent

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the National Health Insurance Service’s (NHIS) medical expenses report, the number of patients who were diagnosed with breast cancer in South Korea surged 36 percent from 104,293 in 2011 to 141,379 in 2015. “Early screening apparently improves the diagnosis rate of breast cancer. Even after the recurrence of [...]

Korean Press Focuses on Pitfalls Rather than Prevention of Cancer

Korean Press Focuses on Pitfalls Rather than Prevention of Cancer

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a study conducted by a team of scientists from the National Cancer Center’s Department of Cancer Control Policy, press releases in South Korea often include exaggerated or inaccurate information regarding cancer, based on an ‘Extended Parallel Process Model’ that focuses on human psychology in communications studies. A research [...]

New Step Forward in Domestic Cancer Treatment

New Step Forward in Domestic Cancer Treatment

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Photon and baryon therapies have been referred to as ‘dream cancer treatment’. Major Korean hospitals are implementing the therapies in their cancer treatment programs, bringing up hopes for domestic cancer patients. According to industry representatives, Samsung Hospital started its first photon treatments this month, and Severance Hospital recently decided to implement [...]