CANCER

  • Cannabis helps shrink aggressive brain cancer in lab 4 days ago

    London: Scientists have managed to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers both in the lab and in mice by combining cannabinoids with radio therapy. Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radio therapy treatment the growths can virtually disappear. The new...
  • Smoking associated with risk of developing a second smoking related cancer November 11, 2014

    Washington: A large study has found that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases the risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. "As survival improves for a number of smoking-related cancers, patients are living longer; however, smoking may increase...
  • Chhattisgarh government suspends four doctors over Bilaspur sterilisation mishap, FIR registered November 11, 2014

    Bilaspur: Soon after reports of the death of eight women due to sterilisation surgeries came to light, the Chhattisgarh government has suspended four doctors for medical negligence in the case. An FIR has also been registered against the doctors. Eight women had died after they underwent sterilisation surgeries at a camp...
  • Odisha government planning to centrally procure chemo medicine November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With cancer emerging as a public health problem in the state, Odisha government is planning to centrally procure chemotherapy medicines in order to provide free of cost treatment to the poor patients, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak. "We are also...
  • National Green Tribunal issues notice over rising cases of Cancer in Greater Noida November 7, 2014

    Noida: The National Green Tribunal has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government, the UP pollution control board, the District Magistrate and SSP of Noida to file a report on the rising cases of cancer in the Greater Noida district, allegedly due to consumption of...
  • US: Cancer patient ends her life, renews euthanasia debate November 4, 2014

    In United States, a 29-year-old terminally ill patient has legally ended her life. Her decision to die under Oregon's "death with dignity act" has renewed the euthanasia debate. ...
  • Keeping active in middle age lowers breast cancer risk November 4, 2014

    London: Just 15 minutes of vigorous activity every day, such as running, in addition to walking and moderate activity, can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by a fifth in postmenopausal women, a new study has found. Researchers also found that women with the most body fat were 55...
  • Meditation may benefit breast cancer survivors November 4, 2014

    Toronto: Practising mindfulness meditation can have a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors, a new study has found. Canadian researchers from Alberta Health Services' Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology have demonstrated that telomeres - protein complexes at the...
  • Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old terminally ill cancer patient and 'death with dignity' advocate, ends her life November 3, 2014

    Portland, Ore.: A young woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state's assisted-suicide law took lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor and has died, a spokesman said Sunday. Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with brain cancer on New Year's Day and was later given six months to live....
  • Noida: 57 dead in 5 years due to cancer, villagers blame water quality November 2, 2014

    Noida: Around five villages near the Chhap-raula Industrial Area in Greater Noida are seeing abnormally high number of cancer cases surface in the last five years. According to a survey by the government 57 people have died in the last five years due to cancer and there are 36 people...
  • Watch: The 29-year-old terminal cancer patient who chose to end her life has decided to live a little longer, defers death for now November 2, 2014

    Brittany Maynard showed a lot of courage when she declared that she planned to take her life on November 1 using medication. The 29-year-old woman had only been married for a year when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Maynard shifted to Oregon state with her family where the Death With...
  • Noida: NGO raises alarm about rising Cancer cases in villages near industrial area November 1, 2014

    Greater Noida: An NGO has raised alarm about the abnormally high number of Cancer cases in five villages near the Chhapraula Industrial Area in Greater Noida. The NGO claims that around 125 cases of Cancer have been reported from these villages in the last five years, whereas official figures tell a...
  • Nita Ambani invited to join board of visitors at MD Anderson Cancer Centre October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was on Thursday invited to join the board of visitors of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre. MD Anderson Cancer Centre is widely acclaimed as a premier cancer centre, with a commitment to rapidly translate scientific knowledge into better...
  • Google working on cancer-detecting pill that can report findings on a wearable device October 29, 2014

    Laguna Beach: Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on...
  • Hugh Jackman diagnosed with skin cancer for the third time; advices fans to use sunscreen October 28, 2014

    Hugh Jackman has been diagnosed and treated for skin cancer for the third time in a year. The actor's representative told E!News that Jackman was recently treated for basal cell carcinoma. The rep added that he is "all good" now. The Australian actor was previously treated of the same disease in...
  • Watch: 10-year-old Sadiq, suffering from cancer, turns Hyderabad Police chief for a day October 16, 2014

    Ten-year-old Sadiq, suffering from cancer got his wish fulfilled. He turned the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation and the Hyderabad Police. ...
  • 'I wish there was a cure for my disease': A 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer plans to end her life on November 1 October 15, 2014

    Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old who has chosen the day she wants to die as November 1, 2014. The terminally ill patient discovered she was suffering from grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumour, in January this year. Brittany got married in 2013 and was planning to start a family when...
  • Eating white meat and fish may lower risk of liver cancer October 7, 2014

    Washington: Eating lots of white meat such as poultry or fish may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer, scientists say. Researchers studied the relationship between meat intake and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). They analysed studies published between 1956 and 2013 and found that eating white meat or...
  • Researchers say dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer October 4, 2014

    London: Dogs may be a great model for understanding the causes of human diseases, especially cancer, scientists say. Researchers have characterised the dog's epigenome and transferred the results to human cancer to understand the changes in appearance of tumours. The bond between humans and dogs is strong and ancient. The relationship...
  • 'Stealth' nanoparticles could improve cancer vaccines October 2, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines, using unique 'stealth' nanoparticles, that successfully stifled tumour growth in mice. Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumour cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates have not worked that well. Now, scientists...
  • Durga puja on wheels for cancer patients in West Bengal October 2, 2014

    Kolkata: While thousands rush to the pandals to catch a glimpse of goddess durga, there are some who can't make it to the durga puja pandals. It's the biggest carnival for the people of West bengal,but at the Barasat cancer hospital, it's anything but celebration. For the patients fighting for...
  • Vaccine for cervical cancer to cost about Rs 100, says Abdul Kalam September 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Work is on to develop a vaccine to contain prevalence of cervical cancer among women, especially in rural and tribal areas, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Tuesday. "The vaccine will cost around Rs 100," he said at a conference organised here by the Institute of Microbial Technology...
  • Thyroid cancer patients may get low dose of radioactive iodine September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: People with thyroid cancer are often given radioactive iodine treatment following surgery to kill cancer cells that may have been left behind, a treatment that comes with its own health risks, but this is likely to change in terms of quantity now, according to a study. New recommendations by...
  • Risk of oesophageal cancer decreases with height September 27, 2014

    Washington: Taller individuals are less likely to develop oesophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett's oesophagus, according to a new study. "Individuals in the lowest quartile of height (under 5 feet 7 inches for men and 5 feet 2 inches for women) were roughly twice as likely as individuals in the...
  • Modified vitamin D may treat pancreatic cancer September 27, 2014

    Washington: A synthetic derivative of vitamin D can collapse the barrier of cells shielding pancreatic tumours, making the seemingly impenetrable cancer susceptible to therapeutic drugs, scientists say. "While the success of this drug in humans with pancreatic cancer is still unclear, the findings in animal studies were strong, raising hope...
  • Modi meets Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus during US visit September 27, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a meeting with eminent Nobel Laureate and famous cancer specialist Professor Harold Varmus and invited him to visit India to assist in health and public care research. Interestingly, 74-year-old Varmus, currently director of the US National cancer Institute, had done his apprenticeship...
  • Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy September 20, 2014

    New York: Exercise has multiple benefits and researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed on a melanoma mouse model, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumours more than chemotherapy alone. "The immediate concern for patients is the cancer but then when...
  • National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year: Harsh Vardhan September 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced. "Henceforth, November 7 will be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day. It is high time we went into combative mode against this disease," he...
  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer. The minister earlier in the day formally recommended the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as one of the 20 RCCs in the country chosen to be elevated as the apex state cancer institute. "Cancer...
  • This will restore your faith in humanity. Stranger leaves family of woman coping with ovarian cancer $1000 as a 'random act of kindness' September 11, 2014

    A Reddit user was woken up by a stranger who left her an envelope addressed to her mother. When she opened it, she was stunned to see 1000 USD in it. Her mother suffers from ovarian cancer. She has shared her story on Imgur with links to a campaign for...