Research shows no link between radiotherapy and survival for terminal oesophageal cancer patients with stents

A breakthrough study has found that palliative-focused care is better placed than radiotherapy to maintain quality of life for people with terminal oesophageal cancer who have had a stent fitted, and that radiotherapy has no positive effect on survival for these patients. Published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, “Radiotherapy after Oesophageal Cancer Stenting (ROCS)” […]

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People Power Wins: Alberta Reverses Course on Coal Mining Atop Rocky Mountains

When the current Alberta government tried to repeal a piece of legislation restricting coal mining in the Rockies, Canadians of all varieties banded together to object. The idea of exploratory metallurgical mining pits opening in the most iconic of Albertan landscapes—the mountains—has seen nothing more than unprecedented mobilization from the public. Threatened wildlife, First Nation […]

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