New Delhi: It's World Cancer Day on Friday, but the grim news is one in three persons is likely to be affected by cancer by 2020.
Forty four-year old Aruna Tyagi's life fell apart when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2006. She underwent various treatments.
"I underwent an operation, took chemotherapy, radiation and then doctors offered me this therapy," said Tyagi.
She agreed to an experimental therapy called dendritic cell treatment - that is still in the clinical trials phase. Dendritic Cell Therapy works on the principle of active vaccine which is made from patient's blood. The therapy has been there for three years, yet isn't offered to all patients, since larger trials are needed in India. ...more
12:16 PM, Feb 04, 2011