Research sheds light into use of 'medical marijuana'

Buyer alert for all the medical marijuana users as the data supporting the benefits of cannabinoids is still in a swirl, as most marijuana edibles aren't well labeled.

Provide free treatment to cancer patient: HC tells AIIMS

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed AIIMS to provide free of cost necessary treatment to a blood cancer patient till the next date of hearing in July.

New drug beats chemotherapy in fight against advanced lung cancer

Researchers have revealed that a new immunotherapy drug showed more promise than a traditional chemotherapy agent in fighting an advanced form of lung cancer.

How ovarian cancer resists effects of chemotherapy

Australian-led research has revealed how ovarian cancer cells can mutate to outsmart chemotherapy and resist drug treatments.

US FDA approves first drug to treat radiation sickness

A drug originally used to treat side effects of chemotherapy has now been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the deleterious effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident.

Australian state to launch medicinal cannabis trial

The Australian state of Queensland will launch its medicinal cannabis trial with the help of other state governments, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced on Monday.

Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions

Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions among patients even before the initiation of chemotherapy, finds a new study.

Fasting-drugs combo may replace chemotherapy

Fasting combined with a less-toxic class of drugs may starve cancer cells to death so effectively that the new treatment may one day replace chemotherapy, suggests new research.

Cancer treatment breakthrough by Indian American professor

Queen's University cancer researcher Madhuri Koti has discovered a biomarker that will help lead to better predictions of the success of chemotherapy in ovarian cancer patients.

3D printers help deliver customised drugs

Adding to the growing use of 3-D printers, researchers have now utilised the technology to develop personalised medical devices that can deliver antibiotics and chemotherapy in targeted manner.

How human neural stem cells alleviate `chemobrain` post chemotherapy

Scientists have explained how human neural stem cells repair cognitive function after cancer treatments.

Soon, cancer cells detecting 'Endoscope' to destroy tumors too

Scientists are working to upgrade the tool used to examine and detect cancer and other illnesses, called Endoscope, so that it can zap tumors as well.

First time in India, Kerala hospital performs rare treatment for acute blood cancer

Nineteen-year-old Neena (name changed) was suffering from acute blood cancer or acute myeloid leukaemia.

Canada court rejects doctors` bid to force native girl into chemo

 A judge on Friday rejected a bid by Canadian doctors to force an aboriginal girl into chemotherapy treatment in a groundbreaking ruling that affirms the right to pursue traditional healing over mainstream medicine.

Soon, 'scalp cooling device' to prevent hair loss after chemotherapy

A has revealed that the hair loss a consequence of chemotherapy could be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment.

`It is a myth that a woman diagnosed with breast cancer will have a family history of the disease`

As per statistics, as many as 1.6 million cases are reported annually. In rural India, 1 in 60 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, whereas in cities 1 in every 28 women is likely to suffer from the disease.

Now, 'photodynamic therapy' to kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo

A new research has revealed about an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy that on being combined with a new type of nanoparticle effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy has no negative effect on fetus

Scientists have revealed that children who are exposed to chemotherapy or radiotherapy while in the womb suffer no negative impacts on mental or cardiac development from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Protein therapy to stop cancer from spreading

A protein therapy may soon offer a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy that doctors today apply to try to slow or stop cancer from spreading.

Exercise may curb chemotherapy side-effects

A new research has suggested that doing exercise might also benefit cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.