Researchers develop new method to trap cancer cells

An international team has discovered a new way to potentially "fence in" a tumour and help stop cancer cells spreading, according to a study released on Thursday by Cancer Research UK.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer!

Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

New Delhi: Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the tissues of the breast. It is mostly common in women, but it can also originate in men.

How MRI scanners can also help combat cancerous tumours

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have revealed that MRI scanners can also steer tumor busting viruses to specific target sites within the body.

Successful tracheostomy done on 53-year-old woman

 A 53-year-old woman suffering from tracheal (wind pipe) tumour got a new lease of life after doctors at a city hospital performed tracheostomy (incision in windpipe) on her to deploy a Y-shaped stent in the trachea.

This gel may treat blood cancer that affects skin

An investigational topical gel effectively treats patients with a rare type of blood cancer that affects the skin.

Why moles sometimes develop into melanoma

Scientists have identified the role of a protein in the development of typically harmless moles on our skin into the dangerous melanoma skin cancer.

New therapy against cancer

 An innovative immunological therapy that attacks carcinogenic cells in humans by increasing the body's anti-tumour response was presented in Santiago city in Chile.

Prostate cancer of five different types: Study

British researchers have for the first time identified five distinct types of prostate cancer, each with a characteristic genetic fingerprint.

Chinese woman receives 3D-printed sternum implant

In the first such operation in the country, Chinese doctors have successfully implanted a 3D-printed titanium alloy sternum into a woman to replace her tumour-affected breastbone.

Melanoma breakthrough: New blood test improves disease monitoring

New study has found new markers for melanoma which may allow the disease to be accurately monitored via a routine blood test.

New breath test to diagnose esophageal and stomach cancer

Researchers have developed a new breath test that can diagnose esophageal and stomach cancers within minutes.

US to produce natural cancer drug

Scientists, including an Indian-American, are a step closer to producing a natural cancer drug by extracting ET-743, a compound found in marine invertebrate.

New device can easily test tumours' aggressiveness

In a significant breakthrough that may one day even prevent the spread of cancer, engineers have created a new instrument that can easily detect if a cancerous tumour is aggressive or not.

New imaging method spots liver cancer at early stage

US researchers have developed a new imaging method that can detect liver cancer and other liver diseases at an earlier stage than what current leading methods can, reports a new study.

Antibody treatment for brain cancer has potential

Blocking a protein that hijacks the immune system's checkpoints to allow tumour growth shows potential of an anti-body-based treatment for brain cancer.

Laparoscopic surgery helps doctor cure colon cancer

 A 27-year-old medical student, diagnosed with colon cancer, successfully underwent a laparoscopic surgery at a hospital here.

Teenager cured of paralysis with new therapy

A teenaged girl, suffering from partial paralysis due to a spinal tumour, has been cured after successfully undergoing the Human Embryonic Stem Cell (HESC) therapy at a city hospital here, authorities said on Monday.

Effective radiotherapy for lung cancer comes a step closer

Researchers have developed a method that could help apply a more effective form of radiotherapy even on diseased mobile organs such as the lung.

Key gene mutation may not be driving breast cancer

Targeting a gene that has been thought to be a major cause of breast cancer may not actually yield much positive results, says a new study.

Vaccine boosts immune response in cancer patients

 A new vaccine improves the immune system's response to cancer by using altered forms of proteins from the patient, according to a study published by the journal Science.