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UFS Department of Nuclear Medicine treats first patient with advanced stage of prostate cancerThe University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Nuclear Medicine has, for the first time, started using Lutetium 177 PSMA (Lu-177 PSMA) therapy for the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (MCRPC) - an advanced stage of prostate cancer. 18 Oct 2021 Read more

Fungal infections might be dangerous to Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms in ICUCovid-19 patients with severe symptoms who end up in intensive care units in hospitals are at risk of contracting an invasive fungal infection that might influence their outcomes and hamper treatment efforts. These fungal co-infections in Covid-19 patients on ventilators may contribute to the high mortality rate of these patients. 18 Oct 2021 Read more

Reaching out to save young lives in rural areasProfessor Stephen Brown, principal specialist in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS), and his team are taking life-saving medical care to young patients in the rural parts of the Free State. 5 Oct 2021 Read more

New variants of Covid-19 may prolong the duration of the virusProf Felicity Burt from the University of the Free State (UFS) and the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) holds an NRF-DST South African Research Chair in Vector-borne and Zoonotic Pathogens Research. She is also an expert on arbovirology in the UFS Division of Virology. 30 Sep 2021 Read more

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Identifying early warning signs is criticalFor many years childhood cancer has remained a taboo subject in our communities, mainly because too little was or is known about it. Many have known or come across an adult with cancer but for a child to be diagnosed with cancer is totally unheard of. No parent wants to hear the news that their 'heartbeat in human form' has fallen ill. One moment they are OK, the next, waves of emotions flood the parents. Mixed in all this are feelings of guilt, anxiety, uncertainty, constant wondering if they could have done anything differently. Most importantly the question, often unuttered remains: "Is my child dying?/How much time do I have?" 27 Sep 2021 Read more

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