oncology

Post trial scientists develop tablet to prevent kidney cancer relapse

A recent trial demonstrates that consuming oral tablet Sunitinib for one year reduces the likelihood of cancer returning for kidney cancer patients following removal of the kidney. 

Oct 12, 2016, 20:40 PM IST

Precision medicine can widen cancer care options: Study

Of the 129 participants, 29 patients with a total 12 kinds of advanced cancers responded well to molecules that have not been approved for treatment of these tumors by the FDA.

Jun 05, 2016, 06:41 AM IST
Sourav Ganguly to walk the ramp for cancer fundraising

Sourav Ganguly to walk the ramp for cancer fundraising

Titled 'Dada'r Shongey Dil Sey Deejiye', the fund raising will take place at a city hotel on Friday.

Apr 06, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

iLife Discoveries brings over 50 genetic tests to India

Genetics and genomics firm iLife Discoveries is looking at bringing benefits of genetic tests for providing appropriate diagnostics and treatment options for various diseases in India.

Jun 28, 2015, 11:15 AM IST

Medical history created after UK toddler gets injected with eye cancer cure

An 18-month-old girl in UK, who is suffering from eye cancer, is paving way for better cancer cures after getting injected with drugs to battle her disease rather than undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Apr 06, 2014, 20:10 PM IST

Women at high risk of ovarian cancer urged to have surgery by age 35

A new research suggests that for women who carry a notorious cancer gene and need to remove healthy ovaries through surgery, may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.

Feb 26, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

Engineered virus to fight aggressive breast cancer

Scientists have found that an engineered virus can fight triple negative breast cancer - one of the most aggressive and least treatable forms of the disease.

Feb 01, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

New hope for sufferers of thyroid cancer

Patients with advanced thyroid cancer have for many years faced bleak prospects and no viable treatment options.

Sep 30, 2013, 12:48 PM IST

Potent compound kills prostate cancer cells

Scientists have found a promising compound that kills prostate cancer cells by compromising their ability to withstand environmental stress.

Jul 31, 2013, 18:14 PM IST

New guerrilla tactics to outwit cancer cells

Scientists have proposed a new `cyber war` strategy, similar to guerrilla warfare tactics, to outsmart cancer cells through its own social intelligence.

Sep 05, 2012, 16:53 PM IST

`Most cancers could be curable within a decade`

One of the men who discovered the DNA structure has said that it will be possible to cure most cancer cases within a decade.

Jul 14, 2012, 16:50 PM IST

Cancer patients hope for children - with fertility preservation

Cancer patients, mostly the young, are now often given the choice of fertility preservation by their oncologist before they start treatment.

Mar 20, 2012, 14:29 PM IST

Cancer patients hope for children - with fertility preservation

Cancer patients, mostly the young, are now often given the choice of fertility preservation by their oncologist before they start treatment.

Mar 20, 2012, 14:29 PM IST

Lung cancer scans can be unreliable: Study

CT scans to measure lung tumors can be unreliable, potentially leading patients and doctors to believe the cancer is growing when it`s not.

Jul 09, 2011, 21:10 PM IST

Lung cancer scans can be unreliable: Study

CT scans to measure lung tumors can be unreliable, potentially leading patients and doctors to believe the cancer is growing when it`s not.

Jul 09, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Kids who survive cancer more often get new tumours

Kids develop second cancers largely as a result of the treatment they receive.

Jun 29, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Strong social support benefits breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer.

Jan 21, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

`India staring at cancer explosion`

Cancer is likely to double or triple among its population in the next 20 yrs.

Jan 21, 2011, 15:28 PM IST

`India staring at cancer explosion`

Cancer is likely to double or triple among its population in the next 20 yrs.

Jan 21, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Strong social support benefits breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer.

Jan 21, 2011, 00:00 AM IST