Cancer

New blood test may help early detection of 8 cancers

New blood test may help early detection of 8 cancers

The test "has the potential to be a one-stop, safe screening test for multiple tumour types that should have high community acceptance," Jeanne Tie, Associate Professor at the institute was quoted as saying.

Jan 19, 2018, 18:58 PM IST
New anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers

New anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers

Both work in tandem with molecules called endocrine FGFs, which regulate metabolic processes in tissues and organs including the brain, liver and kidneys, among other organs. 
 

Jan 18, 2018, 19:28 PM IST
Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Among those who never smoked, a two-fold higher risk of developing lung cancer and colorectal cancer was observed for participants with severe periodontitis

Jan 17, 2018, 16:41 PM IST
Patients undergoing breast cancer therapy need to stay away from these foods

Patients undergoing breast cancer therapy need to stay away from these foods

Researchers used advanced metabolomics technology to analyse the effects of palbociclib/letrozole on breast cancer cells.

Jan 15, 2018, 17:27 PM IST
This is how gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

This is how gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Although the 5-year survival rates for earlier stages of this cancer are relatively good, at later stages survival goes down and the risk of cancer recurrence goes up considerably.
 

Jan 13, 2018, 16:57 PM IST
Ladies, take note! Working in night shifts can increase cancer risk

Ladies, take note! Working in night shifts can increase cancer risk

Researchers urge long-term night shift workers should have regular physical examinations and cancer screenings.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST
How does alcohol cause cancer? Mouse study reveals all

How does alcohol cause cancer? Mouse study reveals all

For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol.

Jan 04, 2018, 10:56 AM IST
Cancer overrides circadian clock to survive, says study

Cancer overrides circadian clock to survive, says study

For tumours to grow and spread, cancer cells must make larger than normal amounts of nucleic acids and protein, so they can replicate themselves.

Jan 02, 2018, 14:16 PM IST
Cancer overrides body clock to survive: Study

Cancer overrides body clock to survive: Study

Patients with breast, gastric or lung cancers survived longer when they had higher levels of Bmal1 protein.

Dec 31, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
Eat blueberries while treating cervical cancer: Study

Eat blueberries while treating cervical cancer: Study

Blueberries are very common and found all over the world. They are readily accessible and inexpensive.

Dec 30, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
New device to detect cancer with urine test is here

New device to detect cancer with urine test is here

However, the content of EVs in urine is extremely low, at less than 0.01 per cent of the total fluid volume, which becomes a major barrier to their diagnostic utility.
 

Dec 27, 2017, 19:54 PM IST
Iron overload drug might improve leukaemia treatment

Iron overload drug might improve leukaemia treatment

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer that stops healthy blood cell production. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment, but improvements are needed as the five-year survival rate in patients older than 60 is only 5-15 per cent.
 

Dec 26, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
Study links processed red meat consumption with increased cancer risk

Study links processed red meat consumption with increased cancer risk

Cancer Research UK has acknowledged a correlation between processed and red meats and the deadly disease.

Dec 26, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Scientists exploit swimming power of sperm to help combat cervical cancer

Scientists exploit swimming power of sperm to help combat cervical cancer

The researchers, led by Mariana Medina-Sanchez, Mariana packaged a common cancer drug, doxorubicin, into bovine sperm cells and outfitted them with tiny magnetic harnesses.

Dec 26, 2017, 10:22 AM IST
Common blood pressure drug tied to increased risk of skin cancer

Common blood pressure drug tied to increased risk of skin cancer

Researchers find people who took hydrochlorothiazide for at least six years were 29 percent more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
Cancer diagnosis affects person's sexual functioning: Research

Cancer diagnosis affects person's sexual functioning: Research

Cancer can put a patient's life on hold, especially among young adults who are just starting their careers or families.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
New hope for skin cancer in the form of arthritis drug?

New hope for skin cancer in the form of arthritis drug?

Although only five percent of skin cancer cases involve melanoma, it causes the majority of deaths from the disease.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:00 PM IST
40 percent of cancer-related deaths are preventable, say researchers

40 percent of cancer-related deaths are preventable, say researchers

The researchers found that cancers responsible for the largest numbers of potentially preventable deaths were lung, bowel, cutaneous (skin) melanoma, liver, and stomach cancers.

Dec 18, 2017, 17:19 PM IST
Over 7,92000 cancer cases worldwide may happen due to obesity, diabetes: Report

Over 7,92000 cancer cases worldwide may happen due to obesity, diabetes: Report

Diabetes and being overweight or obese were a factor in 5.6 percent of new cancer cases worldwide in 2012, or about 792,600 cases, the authors say.

Dec 14, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Blood test to diagnose two cancer types is here

Blood test to diagnose two cancer types is here

They used mid-infrared spectroscopy to analyse blood serum derived from experimental mice and differentiate mice with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and subcutaneous melanoma from healthy mice and also between these two tumorous conditions.

Dec 13, 2017, 17:53 PM IST