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CLAN


(Cancer Liaison and Action Network)



CLAN is a network that link all persons involved in the fight against cancer and not only those who have access to Internet. Part of the object of CLAN is to obtain the particulars (names, affiliations, addresses...) of all persons involved in this fight who do not yet have such access and may never have, but who should not be excluded from the international community for this reason. CLAN will thus be an interface and information relay between those who are and are not connected to the Internet. To meet this objective requires the active participation of many volunteers. We welcome any suggestions and offers of cooperation. Please write to salomon@tribunes.com


Major weblinks & search engines
Information on meetings and colloquia
Organisations and centres involved in the fight against cancer
Links to topical themes
Journals on Internet



Short critical essays on medicine



Epistemology, sociology and history of medicine - Epistémologie, sociologie et histoire de la médecine
Epidemiology and prevention - Epidémiologie et prévention
Wisdom of the body (ignored by medicine)
What is cancer?
Biology of cancer - Biologie des cancers
Therapeutics - Thérapeutiques
Experimental research - Recherche expérimentale
Breast cancer - Cancer du sein

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Epistemology, sociology and history of medicine - Epistémologie, sociologie et histoire de la médecine


Independence, interdependence and staying power
Indépendence, interdépendence et longue durée

The medico-industrial complex - some seldom asked questions
Le complexe médico-industriel - quelques questions rarement posées

Are experts serial killers?
Les experts sont-ils des tueurs en série?

Conservatism in science
Le conservatisme en science

Concerning the structure-function relationship
A propos de la relation structure-fonction

Will the Golem overcome cancer?
Le Golem va-t-il maîtriser le cancer?

Medical Ethics - Two Codes of Ethics in Medicine

Some thoughts on correspondence factor analysis
De l'analyse factorielle des correspondances

From biology to medicine, and from medicine to biology
De la biologie vers la médecine et de la médecine vers la biologie

On cause and etiology of disease?

How to understand a disease?

Ludwig Fleck: founder of the philosopy of modern medicin

Bergson and medicine

The normal and the pathological

Chaos reigns - Heraclitus is back

Eppur si muove

Evolution theory from a new perspective

The decline of darwinism

Academic Medicine and Homeopathy

Gene hunters and Wild West law
Les chasseurs de gènes et la loi de l'Ouest

Why is an AIDS vaccine taking so long?
Pourquoi la mise au point d'un vaccin anti-SIDA tarde-t-elle tant?

Cancer and race
Cancer et race

Can human biology reduce the historical guilt of Europeans with respect to the American Indians
La biologie humaine peut-elle réduire la faute historique des européens envers les amérindiens?

The question remains open - the method fails
L'incertitude demeure/ échec à la méthode

Thus spoke Neanderthal
Ainsi parlait Néanderthal



Epidemiology and prevention - Epidémiologie et prévention


Viruses, cancer vaccination and third world development
Virus, cancer et développement du tiers-monde

Taiwan, leader pour la prévention des hépatomes malins
Taiwan: in the lead for prevention of malignant hepatoma

It happened tomorrow. The weight of the future and predictive medicine
C'est arrivé demain. Le poids du futur et la médecine prédictive.

Aspirin and prevention of colorectal cancer
Aspirine et prévention des cancers colo-rectaux

To smoke or not to smoke?

Does smoking cause suicide?

Epidemiology spreads disinformation

"Every healthy man is a patient in disguise"
"Tout homme bien portant est..."

Watch your prostate!



Wisdom of the body (ignored by medicine)


Wisdom of the body

The Language of the Wisdom of the Body

Healing force of nature

A scientific framework for the placebo effect

The placebo effect is the healing force of nature

Wisdom of the Body in cancer


The language of the wisdom of the body



What is cancer?


Cancer research after the genome project
La recherche sur le cancer dans l'après-génome

The structure of the disease "cancer"
La structure de la maladie cancéreuse

Cancer and metaphysics

Cancer starts as a systemic disease

Cancer in old age is more benign than in younger adults
Why is cancer of the elderly more benign than is cancer that occurs at younger ages?



Biology of cancer - Biologie des cancers


Do paraneoplastic syndromes facilitate tumour growth
Si les syndromes paranéoplasiques facilitaient la croissance tumorale

The Immune System and Cancer Progression
Système immunitaire et progression des cancers

Chromosomes-tissue interactions and morphogenesis
Interactions chromosomes-tissus et morphogénèse

Inflammatory cancers

Controlled Mutation in Cancer

Cytokines and cancers - extracting the melody from background noise
Cytokines et cancers - sortir la mélodie du bruit de fond

The menstrual cycle and timing of breast cancer surgery - a "post-modernistic" vision of an advance that remains at arm's length
Cycle menstruel et chirurgie des cancers du sein - vision post-moderne d'un progrès inaccessible

The sense organ of the immune system

Chromosomal translocations in B cells of normal individuals


Colon cancer is a disease of the entire colonic mucosa


Therapeutics - Thérapeutiques


An integrated methodology for therapeutic trials combining rigor and audacity
De l'intégrisme méthodologique vers une science médicale rigoureuse, mais audacieuse

Must we always treat cancer patients with heavy weapons?
Sommes-nous condamnés à traiter les cancéreux avec des armes lourdes ?

How to evaluate unproven methods in oncology ?

Antitumour chemotherapy, new mechanisms of chemoresistance, and played out ideas

Chimiothérapie antitumorale, nouveaux mécanismes de la chimiorésistance et idées épuisées

Reappraising the reasons for failure: gene therapy and cancer
En marge d'un constat d'échec: thérapie génique et cancers

Cancer vaccines - myth or reality ?

On the probability of effective anticancer vaccines

A disappointing balance sheet in Sweden
Comptes et mécomptes suédois

Microbial resistance to antibiotics and the wisdom of the body

How to diminish microbial resistance to antibiotics?

Antibiotic resistance and the intestinal flora



Experimental research - Recherche expérimentale


A speech by a Chairperson (speciality: cancer)
Propos d'un président (catégorie cancer)

Pride and prejudices in cancer research
Orgueil, préjugés et recherche sur le cancer

Another triumph for gene transfer ... a fishy story - should we swallow it whole?
Le mariage de la carpe et du lapin. Encore une réussite de la transgénose



Breast cancer - Cancer du sein


Breast cancer - Audacity and yet more audacity.... !
Cancer du sein - De l'audace, toujours de l'audace...!

Lady, think twice before having a mammography

Adjuvant chemotherapy of breast cancer should be banned


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