CHEMOTHERAPY

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New stem cell technique may provide cancer cure August 12, 2013

    London: Scientists have developed a new stem cell technique which they believe could lead to a quicker treatment for cancer and reduce reliance on chemotherapy. The method would also be more effective at stopping the disease from returning by reprogramming cancerfighting cells, researchers said.The technique takes white blood cells and transforms...
  • New cancer drugs to be a $ 35 billion market May 23, 2013

    London: A new wave of medicines that tap the power of the immune system to fight cancer could become the biggest drug class in history, with potential sales of $35 billion a year. The sales forecast by analysts at US bank Citigroup highlights the growing excitement surrounding socalled immunotherapy after positive...
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer at 58 March 6, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's 14-year rule of the South American country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech. The flamboyant 58-year-old leader had undergone four operations in Cuba for a cancer that was first detected in...
  • Venezuelan President Chavez's breathing problems worsen March 5, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's breathing problems have worsened and he is suffering from a "severe" new respiratory infection as he struggles to recover from cancer surgery, the government said in a somber medical update on Monday. The 58-year-old socialist leader has not been seen in public nor heard from...
  • Cells responsible for cancer growth identified August 2, 2012

    London: In a breakthrough expected to develop a 'real cure' for cancer, scientists claimed to have identified cells that cause tumours to grow and are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing cancer to relapse. Researchers from Cancer Research UK and University of Texas in separate studies found that the growth and...
  • Don't look back, live strong buddy: Armstrong's message to Yuvraj April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Recuperating after undergoing three cycles of chemotherapy for a malignant tumour between his lungs, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh received an inspiring video message from his "real life hero" Lance Armstrong the cycling legend whose own successful battle with cancer is welldocumented. "Very special and inspiring message from my...
  • Yuvraj discharged as chemotherapy ends March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who was undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare germ cell cancer, has been discharged from hospital, the India allrounder revealed on Saturday. The 30yearold said he has completed the third and final cycle of chemotherapy, and hopes to return to India soon. He has been...
  • Yuvraj diagnosed with 'mediastinal' cancer February 6, 2012

    The malignant tumor is in the space between Yuvraj Singh's lungs, which is known as the mediastinum. ...
  • Yuvraj diagnosed with cancer: Reports February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with the first stage of cancer, according to reports, and is undergoing treatment in the United States. The lefthander has been in the US since last month, being treated for what was earlier believed to be a tumour in the lungs. In October it was...
  • Treatment for cancer costs less now November 24, 2011

    We tried to find out how much cancer treatment costs have gone up, and were surprised to find that the cost of a single cycle of basic chemotherapy for stage 1 cancer has actually gone down over the past 10 years. A decade ago, it would cost about Rs 10,000...
  • Venezuela's Chavez faces second chemo treatment July 23, 2011

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday he was preparing for a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba to eliminate the risk of malignant cells after completing what he called a successful first session. The announcement by the 56yearold socialist leader that he had surgery in Havana last month to...
  • Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba to begin chemotherapy July 17, 2011

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba to begin chemotherapy nearly a month after surgery to remove a tumor, and he is expressing optimism the treatment will help him survive his cancer. Chavez said he would start the treatment in Havana on Sunday in an attempt to ensure cancer...
  • I may need chemotherapy: Hugo Chavez July 14, 2011

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday he may need radiotherapy or chemotherapy to treat his cancer, which has rattled the OPEC member nation he has dominated for 12 years. The 56yearold socialist leader's most detailed comments to date on his condition raised the prospect of...
  • Egg bank to open for women cancer patients December 26, 2010

    Shanghai: China will set up an egg bank for women suffering from cancer to store their ovum in freezer so that they can have babies before undergoing chemotherapy or a surgery, which could damage their reproductive ability. The authority has plans to set up the bank in three years, China Daily...
  • Christopher Hitchens to undergo chemo July 1, 2010

    Los Angeles: Britishborn author Christopher Hitchens on Wednesday cut short a book tour to undergo chemotherapy, which several media outlets reported was because the heavy smoker has been diagnosed with cancer. "I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice...
  • Never meant BJP needed chemotherapy: Bhagwat October 28, 2009

    New Delhi: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Wednesday, clarified that he did not mean BJP needed chemotherapy when he was asked a question about how the party should revive itself. "I did not say chemotherapy is needed (by BJP) but you know what happens in the media. Now I do not...
  • Fight against cancer not only about medical cure August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Chemotherapy has a devastating effect on the person going through it, the patient loses appetite, becomes weak, immunity goes down radically, and you feel sick most of the time. And especially for women, losing all their hair including eyebrows can be emotionally crushing. If Singh mania's conquered...
  • Wonder drug that cuts breast cancer chances by a third June 13, 2008

    New Delhi: There is a ray of hope for breast cancer patients as researchers have developed a new drug called Zometa, which prevents bone loss during breast cancer treatment and cuts the chance of the disease returning by onethird. Breast cancer kills 502,000 women globally every year according to the...