New Weapons in the Fight Against Colon Cancer

The new lines of research in the fight against cancer involve personalizing treatment as much as possible based on the analysis of each tumor. This is “personalized medicine”, which gathers all the information on each patient in order to treat them accordingly. In this sense, Dr. Josep Tabernero, Medical Director of the Baselga Oncology Institute, … Read more

Treatments to fight lung cancer

Lung cancer causes one million deaths annually worldwide. In Spain alone, 20,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Its relationship with tobacco is direct: smokers have a risk 20 times higher than people who have never smoked. In early stages the disease is confined to the lung and cure is possible, mainly by surgery and … Read more

How does Covid-19 affect cancer patients?

The current pandemic caused by the coronavirus is affecting both the Spanish population and the rest of the world. But it is worth noting that it is affecting even more those people who, either because of their age or their state of health, are more vulnerable. At the HC Marbella center we find a large … Read more

What is cancer prehabilitation

Cancer prehabilitation is a concept that has become more and more fashionable in recent years. It is the time between cancer diagnosis (biopsy, CT scan, etc.) and the start of active treatment, be it surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is usually a few days and sometimes even a few weeks. It is a time in … Read more

Genetic analysis, fighting cancer with an advantage

A genetic blood test can detect the hereditary risk of developing cancer. The test determines whether people are carriers of a genetic alteration related to this disease and, if so, can take preventive measures or early detection. In this article we talk to Dr. BalmaƱa Gelpi about cancer, its origin and the risk factors that … Read more

Precision oncology: search for personalized therapies with better probability of response

Cancer is a genetic disease caused by changes in DNA that control how cells function, especially how they grow and divide. These changes can be inherited but mostly arise randomly during life, as errors occur during cell division or from exposure to external carcinogens that damage DNA. Precision oncology: knowing the genetic mutations in cancer … Read more

Prevention Reduces Cancer Mortality

Doctor of Medicine with more than 25 years of experience as a specialist in Medical Oncology in Valencia. He is currently Head of the Medical Oncology Service at the Valencian Institute of Oncology and President of the Technical Committee of the Spanish Association Against Cancer. In addition, he is the author and co-author of 20 … Read more

Factors leading to decreased physical activity in cancer patients

Exercising is a major benefit for cancer patients, although during treatment they decrease their physical activity, according to specialists in medical oncology. Impact of physical activity on cancer treatment Physical exercise is important for cancer prevention or risk reduction, and there is increasing scientific evidence that physical activity is also beneficial for patients undergoing cancer … Read more