Latest National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Stories

2011-10-30 07:11:10

Advances in DNA testing could open the door for more expensive cancer treatments to be approved, as well as more personalized treatment options to emerge, one expert told Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams on Saturday. Matthew Seymour, director of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN), told Adams that genetic testing techniques were advancing so rapidly that doctors could soon administer such an exam to find out which types of medicine would work best for them. That, in...

2011-08-26 07:00:00

NICE guidance for laparoscopic cryotherapy of renal cancer outlines an improved patient pathway for those seeking renal cryotherapy as a first line treatment. Galil Medical provided NICE with broad clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of renal cryotherapy procedures. Arden HIlls, MN (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 Galil Medical, a global leader in minimally invasive cryotherapy cancer treatments, announced today that NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence)...

2011-08-24 14:20:15

  Diagnoses and treatment of blood pressure is on the verge of being revolutionized following new guidelines for the medical profession by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and British Hypertension Society (BHS). The new guidelines mark the first time in more than a century that the way blood pressure is monitored by health professionals has been changed. More than 25 percent of patients may have been misdiagnosed for high blood pressure. Taking...

2011-01-18 14:30:12

A review of research evidence produced by researchers from the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, has played a pivotal role in the decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to extend the availability of donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for Alzheimer's disease announced today (18th January 2011). A previous appraisal by NICE of these drugs in 2004 approved the use of donepezil,...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'