TUMOUR

  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Who cares about goldfish? Well, this Australian family certainly does September 16, 2014

    It's called loving thy pet. An Australian family went through great pains to make sure their goldfish George lived to swim another day. ...
  • Injected bacteria can shrink human tumours August 17, 2014

    Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a modified version of a bacteria that produces a strong and precisely targeted antitumour response in rats, dogs and humans. In its natural form, Clostridium novyi (C novyi) is found in the soil and, in certain cases, can cause tissuedamaging infection in cattle, sheep...
  • Mumbai: Doctors baffled after extracting 232 teeth from a 17yearold's mouth July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bizarre incident in Mumbai, doctors extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17yearold boy and the boy's case could now make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is one of the rarest development anomaly in the history of medical science. Doctors in Mumbai's...
  • Chinese man hospitalised with 100kg tumour July 1, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese doctors are preparing to remove a 1.2metrelong tumour weighing more than 100 kg from the waist of a man who has lived with it since childhood. ThiYang Jianbin, who is in his 30's, has been given two hospital beds to accommodate his giant tumour, which currently makes up...
  • Veer: Differentlyabled Deepa Malik a record breaking swimmer February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A restaurant owner, a rally car driver, a record breaking swimmer, Deepa Malik handles all these roles and much more with equal ease. She does all of this from her wheelchair. Deepa got to know about the tumour in her spinal cord when her husband was fighting the Kargil...
  • World's tallest girl hates romantic stroll with boyfriend December 23, 2012

    London: Elisany da Cruz Silva, the world's tallest teen girl at 6ft 8in, dislikes hanging out with her 'tiny' boyfriend as one could easily mistake him as her little brother or son. Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho, who is just 5ft 4in tall, has to crane his neck to get a...
  • Scientists discover why brain tumours are difficult to treat October 22, 2012

    New York: The most common and aggressive brain tumour grows by turning normal brain cells into stem cells, which can continuously replicate and regrow, a new study led by an Indianorigin researcher has found. These stem cells can regrow a tumour with only a handful of cells left behind which...
  • Scientists decode how cancer protein triggers tumours September 30, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have discovered that a cancer protein can trigger variety of tumours since unlike other cell growth regulators it doesn't turn genes on or off but instead boosts the expression of genes that are already turned on. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health in US and colleagues have...
  • 700gm tumour removed from infant's body September 3, 2012

    Dharwad: Doctors at the SDM Hospital, led by pediatric surgeon Dr Venkatesh Annigeri, have performed a rare, but successful surgery by removing a large mass of flesh in the back of a sevendayold girl. This mass, which occurs in the lower part of back and harbours even cancerous tissue within...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: I'm married, selling art on eBay August 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she married her fiancee, Michelle Rounds, in a private ceremony in June, just days before Rounds had surgery to treat desmoid tumours. The 50yearold TV personality also said on her blog that she is selling original paintings on eBay to raise money for the...
  • Doctors confident Yuvraj won't suffer relapse April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has arrived home in India after cancer treatment in United States and doctors are confident the player will not suffer a relapse, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday. The 30yearold was told last year that he had a golf ballsized...
  • 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 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...
  • Yuvraj may be out for 6 months January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Star batsman Yuvraj Singh is unlikely to play in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to treatment of his nonmalignant lung tumour and might be out of competitive cricket for about six months. According to sources close to the cricketer, Yuvraj is currently in the United...
  • Yuvraj vows to come out of ailment November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Crowdpleasing batsman Yuvraj Singh has told cricket fans it is simply a matter of time before he is back playing again after being diagnosed with a nonmalignant lung tumour. A wave of sympathy swept the country when his mother said in a statement at the weekend that the...
  • 'Yuvraj's tumour not lifethreatening' November 27, 2011

    Shabnam, mother of Yuvraj Singh, and Virat Kohli give their respective views to CNNIBN. ...
  • Yuvraj Singh battling lung tumour November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has a "nonmalignant tumour" in his left lung and that is the reason why the flamboyant lefthander has opted out of the upcoming ODI series against West Indies. Yuvraj has been troubled by health issues since the World Cup, which India won, and has played just one...
  • Mobile use doesn't alter kids' cancer risk July 28, 2011

    New York: Children and adolescents who use mobile phones are at no bigger risk of developing brain cancer than those who do not use them, according to a study of patients aged 7 to 19. The research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on Wednesday and partially...
  • Scientists find genetic diversity in cancer cells January 20, 2011

    Toronto: In what could lead to the development of new cancer therapies, scientists have discovered that defective genes and individual leukaemia cells that carry them are organised in a more complex way than previously thought. The findings published today in journal Nature challenge the conventional scientific view that cancer progresses as...
  • Early detection, treatment can cure brain tumour November 3, 2010

    New Delhi: It's brain tumour awareness week and alarming statistics show 10 people out of every 1 lakh in India are affected with brain tumours. Brain tumours account for half of all brain surgeries in the country Ten years ago, 61yearold Suresh Kumar Lonial began to suffer frequent tremors in his...
  • Michael Douglas diagnosed with throat tumour August 17, 2010

    Los Angeles: Doctors have found a tumor in the throat of Oscarwinning actor Michael Douglas and plan to treat the Wall Street star with radiation and chemotherapy over eight weeks. Doctors expect Douglas, 65, to make a full recovery, the actor's spokesman told People magazine on Monday. A representative for Douglas confirmed...
  • US doctors develop vaccine for brain tumour March 5, 2010

    There is fresh hope for cancer patients after doctors in America developed a vaccine for brain tumour Unlike a traditional vaccine, it doesn't prevent the disease but helps immunity. The vaccine has helped one woman live longer than expected. ...
  • Ring this in: cellphones don't cause brain cancer December 4, 2009

    Toronto: It is official: cellphones don't increase the risk of brain cancer. A longterm study has found there is no link between brain tumor and the use of cellphones. The study among Scandinavian people from 1974 and 2003 has found that the use of cell phones did not increase brain tumour...
  • Rare surgery: Part of heart, lung, blood vessel removed September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: A patient admitted to AIIMS with a lethal tumour can now expect to live a normal life despite his right lung, a major blood vessel and a portion of heart being removed by surgeons at the premier health institute in a lifesaving operation. The Thymus gland tumour, a lethal...
  • Cell phone & brain tumour: Time to hit panic button? June 19, 2008

    New Delhi: A latest joint study by US and Danish researchers have linked behavioural problems in children to the use of cell phones. Here's a look at the contrasting studies done over the last 5 years. A study conducted in Sweden in 2006 suggested a link between brain tumour and prolonged...
  • Bear undergoes successful operation in Bhopal August 3, 2007

    Bhopal: A 12yearold bear escaped from the jaws of death when he was rescued by a wildlife group in Bhopal. Two months after it was rescued by Wildlife SOS from a gypsy family, Fedo has undergone a successful operation to remove a tumor from his mouth. "The tumor was of the...
  • Snippets: The buzz on latest cures July 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Scientists may have come up with a new cure for brain tumour. A synthetic molecule found in frog cells could have the potential to treat brain tumours, replacing the complex surgery and chemotherapy, which are the only treatments at present. According to The Journal of Molecular Biology, the...