Chemotherapy

New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

Some of the oldest chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents kill cancer cells by adding groups of carbon and hydrogen atoms to or alkylating DNA.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
Boost for cancer treatment through 70-year-old malaria drug?

Boost for cancer treatment through 70-year-old malaria drug?

For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team injected mice with chloroquine and followed it by an injection of nanoparticles. 

Nov 08, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
New drug may prevent chemotherapy-induced nerve damage

New drug may prevent chemotherapy-induced nerve damage

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is the most prevalent neurological complication of anti-cancer treatment and a common dose-limiting side effect. 

Oct 24, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Jetlag drug can prevent painful side-effects of cancer medication, chemotherapy

Jetlag drug can prevent painful side-effects of cancer medication, chemotherapy

The study showed that melatonin given prior to chemotherapy limited the damaging effect on nerve cells and the development of pain symptoms.

Sep 16, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Children exposed to cancer treatment are more likely to have short-term memory: Study

Children exposed to cancer treatment are more likely to have short-term memory: Study

The study show that cognitive functions which are slow developing or mature during adolescence, in particular short-term memory are very vulnerable to the chemotherapy treatment.

Jun 14, 2017, 22:59 PM IST
Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Cardiomyopathy is an acquired or hereditary disease of the heart muscle, charaterised by breathlessness, swollen legs and feet and a bloated stomach.

May 27, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Cancer patients are living longer because of improved treatment but the side effects of treatment include cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, says an expert.

May 25, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
A cure for bladder cancer that took Vinod Khanna's life? New drug stops tumour growth

A cure for bladder cancer that took Vinod Khanna's life? New drug stops tumour growth

According to the researchers from the University of British Columbia, the drug is found to be effective in chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, which is the the fifth most common among the numerous types of cancer.

Apr 27, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
I had to mentally prepare to fight it, says ovarian cancer survivor Manisha Koirala

I had to mentally prepare to fight it, says ovarian cancer survivor Manisha Koirala

Manisha, known for her roles in films like ‘1942: A Love Story’, ‘Agni Sakshi’, ‘Saudagar’ and ‘Bombay’, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

Apr 20, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Boys will be able to undergo cancer treament without risking their fertility with this new technology!

Boys will be able to undergo cancer treament without risking their fertility with this new technology!

With each heartbeat, mature, fertile men produce some 1,300 sperm cells.

Apr 10, 2017, 21:53 PM IST
Common cancer drugs can increase chemo toxicity

Common cancer drugs can increase chemo toxicity

Mice received the doxorubicin alone or in combination with either dexamethasone or rapamycin, which are both commonly administered during chemotherapy to manage side effects but are also known to increase blood glucose levels.

Apr 05, 2017, 13:13 PM IST
Gastrointestinal cancer: Physical activity can help patients cope with chemotherapy side effects

Gastrointestinal cancer: Physical activity can help patients cope with chemotherapy side effects

The study also shows that patients with an advanced gastrointestinal tumor can also profit from exercise therapy.

Mar 13, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
Here's a cure for side effects of chemotherapy

Here's a cure for side effects of chemotherapy

Exercise as a therapy to complement chemotherapy has a positive effect on muscles, balance and tumour-related fatigue syndrome, researchers said.

Mar 12, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Cancer patients: The new way out to reduce fatigue is here

Cancer patients: The new way out to reduce fatigue is here

 A new study reveals that exercise such as gentle yoga, walking, running or cycling and/or psychological therapies may helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients.

Mar 03, 2017, 23:03 PM IST
Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Although chemotherapies have improved cancer survival rates, many of these drugs also cause debilitating side effects that decrease the quality of life of patients and survivors.

Feb 26, 2017, 22:46 PM IST
New blood test may improve treatment for ovarian cancer patients

New blood test may improve treatment for ovarian cancer patients

By measuring the levels of the mutated cancer gene TP53, researchers found those who responded well to treatments had a rapid fall in the levels of this circulating DNA.

Dec 21, 2016, 16:51 PM IST
Depression may make people less responsive to cancer treatment, says study

Depression may make people less responsive to cancer treatment, says study

A new study conducted by researchers states that depression can possibly make people less responsive to chemotherapy.

Dec 18, 2016, 22:20 PM IST
Drug gives lung cancer patients four extra months

Drug gives lung cancer patients four extra months

Most lung cancer patients survived four months longer on an immunotherapy drug than those treated with chemotherapy, according to trial results published Monday.

Dec 13, 2016, 05:58 AM IST
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy worse in diabetes, says study

Heart damage caused by chemotherapy worse in diabetes, says study

Researchers in the study investigate factors that could affect the likelihood of patients having heart damage after treatment with anthracyclines.

Dec 11, 2016, 17:48 PM IST
Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013.

Dec 02, 2016, 16:05 PM IST