Tag Archives: Patients

Teen one of first UK proton-beam patients

Fifteen-year-old Mason Kettley, who has a rare brain cancer, is about to become one of the first UK patients to have proton-beam therapy, at a new dedicated treatment centre. He is starting treatment at the £125m centre at Manchester’s Christie hospital. Previously, most patients needing the treatment had to travel abroad. The specialist radiotherapy targets… Read More »

Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors

Medtronic is marketing a mobile app for patients with pacemakers that communicates with patients’ smartphones and tablet devices. The MyCareLink Heart app securely sends device data to the Medtronic CareLink network, which can eliminate the need for remote monitoring hardware, according to the vendor, which manufactures biomedical engineering devices and technology. “The mobile app is… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »