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2015/11/12 | Yang
Taiwan-US Research Team Announces Major Breakthrough in Cancer Spread
National Taiwan University Hospital's Breast Center Director Huang Jun-sheng says that most of the failed treatments result from the spread of the cancer to vital organs such as the brain, lung and liver. So far there is no possibility for patients suffering from metastasis to survive for a long time.
2016/02/21 | Zou Chi
Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials Prove Scientific Success, But Not Legal
The results of a blind trial on a newly developed breast cancer vaccine, OBI-822, bear scientific and medical importance, but the drug is not allowed a permit under current regulations because it did not pass clinical trials. If OBI-822 passes future trials, Taiwan would be the first country in the world to develop a carbohydrate-based vaccine for breast cancer.
2016/06/16 | Edward White
FEATURE: Who is Winning Indonesia’s Tobacco War?
Battleground Jakarta: Big Tobacco calls Indonesia its ‘crown jewel’; in a country of 250 million people, 70% of men are smokers and more than a quarter of its children start the habit before they reach 10. While top politicians appear comfortable with hundreds of thousands of people dying from smoking-related illnesses each year, city mayors and religious leaders are taking up the fight.
2016/07/05 | Hsu Chia-yu
Chinese Researcher Claims Cancer Cure Is in Drinking Water
The Western medical science field generally believes that cancer is caused by human genetic mutation. But Kenneth Hsu argues that if the nitrite in drinking water is reduced, cancer can be prevented, perhaps even cured.
2017/07/09 | Edward White
As Liu Xiaobo Enters Final Days, World Watches Xi’s Move — Lawyer
'If President Xi now decides he wants to keep Liu Xiaobo in China and silenced he will have to do so in the full view of the world knowing he is intentionally hastening his death.'
2016/06/27 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan’s Cancer Incidence Steadily Rises
The incidence of cancer is rising in Taiwan as the population rapidly ages.
Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking
Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.
2017/07/07 | Jackie Sheehan
Persecuted (Almost) to the End: China, Let Liu Xiaobo Leave
'The struggle for proper protection of citizens’ rights in China will shortly have to go on without Liu Xiaobo, one of its most thoughtful, decent, and eloquent proponents.'