Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Breast cancer: the importance of being…aware and alert

DESIREE Communication Team General

“Last week I had my first mammography. It was a high quality digital mammography according to latest standards, followed by an ultrasound performed with a high resolution device by a specialized radiologist. No findings at all, as expected. The purpose of this examination was to serve as a reference for future ones! It is advised that women after 35 – and certainly before 40 years of age – have a reference digital mammography. This way we know exactly how our own breasts look like when healthy, so that any deviation is easily noticed and as soon as possible!” writes A. P.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Breast cancer: the importance of being…aware and alert

DESIREE Communication Team General

“Last week I had my first mammography. It was a high quality digital mammography according to latest standards, followed by an ultrasound performed with a high resolution device by a specialized radiologist. No findings at all, as expected. The purpose of this examination was to serve as a reference for future ones!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Learning from our uncertainties. A MDs’ need.

desiree General

The practice of medicine has evolved, during the last decades, from a doctor-centered art-practice to a regulated application of guidelines. This is particularly true in cancer medicine where therapeutic decisions have deep impact not only on chances of survival but, moreover, on toxicity and financial issues.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Zenodotus, the first librarian of the Ancient Library of Alexandria

DESIREE Communication Team General

Zenodotus (Greek: Ζηνόδοτος) was a Greek grammarian, literary critic, Homeric scholar, and the first

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Radiobiological modelling for beginners…

DESIREE Communication Team General

External radiation or brachytherapy is one of the treatment methods against breast cancer. As all therapies, radiation is linked with side effects.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Modelling the outcome of surgery plus radiation for breast cancer treatment

DESIREE Communication Team General

Breast conserving therapy (BCT) refers to breast conserving surgery (BCS) followed by moderate-dose radiation therapy (RT) to eradicate any microscopic residual disease. The goals of BCT are to provide the survival equivalent of mastectomy, a cosmetically acceptable breast, and a low rate of recurrence in the treated breast.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Getting much needed help

DESIREE Communication Team General

In the previous post we discussed the effects of the project meeting in Paris regarding the everyday cooperation of the partners. Nevertheless this was by no means the only interesting aspect of the event. The content of the meeting itself and the quality additions to our team were the real issues of interest.

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The DESIREE project aims to provide a web-based software ecosystem for the personalized, collaborative and multidisciplinary management of Primary Breast Cancer by specialized Breast Units, from diagnosis to therapy and follow-up.

This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programmme under grant agreement No 690238