Cannabis can cure cancer and even shrink brain tumours

A new study has examined that Marijuana can kill cancer cells and even shrink brain tumours.

Robots helping surgeons where hands can't reach

To remove tumours and perform surgeries where their hands cannot reach, doctors are now using 5 mm thin robotic hands to access the affected part in a minimally invasive way.

Pancreatic cancer discovery to improve treatment

Australian scientists Thursday said they have discovered that tumours in the pancreas have unstable regions hidden inside their genomes, a finding that has benefits for cancer sufferers by developing personalised treatment.

India origin scientist's team develops blood test for early cancer detection

Researchers in the US, led by an India-born physician scientist, have said they have developed a new blood test that has the potential to detect cancers in their earliest stages.

New nanogel to deliver multiple drugs

Scientists have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that could be injected through a syringe. It can be used in killing tumours, among other applications.

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system.

3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

Male and female breast cancers not identical

Male breast cancers are not identical to female breast cancers and male patients are not as well managed as female ones, a new study has found.

New drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer

A new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once could potentially treat incurable skin cancers, according to a new study.

Personalised vaccines for cancer a step closer

 Researchers have developed a strategy to create personalised vaccines that spur the immune system to attack harmful tumours.

Govt surgeons remove rare tumour

A very rare tumour, larger than a cricket ball, was removed from the body of a 39-year-old man by doctors at Government Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital here free of cost, Dean of GRGGH and Madras Medical College Dr R Vimala said here Thursday.

Cannabis extracts help slow growth of brain cancer tumours

A new study has revealed that cannabis extracts can help slow the growth of cancerous tumours when used alongside radiotherapy treatments.

Blood vessel protein could help treat prostate tumours: Study

 A signal protein, that plays a crucial role in controlling the growth of blood vessels, could be used to suppress tumours in prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the British academic journal Oncogene.

High powered MRI scans identify language centres in brain

A study from the Medical University of Vienna found how 7-Tesla ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to clearly show the brain areas responsible for speech processing and production.

Why testosterone may increase prostate cancer risk

While an adequate testosterone level is essential for men to maintain energy, sex drive and reproductive capacity, unnecessary testosterone therapy could increase prostate cancer risk, a study suggests.

Tumours grow faster at night

 Nighttime is the right time for cancer to grow and spread in the body, according to a new study which suggests that administering certain treatments in time with the body's day-night cycle may boost their efficiency.

Dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer
Dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer

Dogs may be a great model for understanding the causes of human diseases, especially cancer, scientists say.

Experts look for effective treatment for brain tumour

Researchers are looking at novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of GBM, a lethal primary brain tumour, in the form of targeted therapies against a unique receptor, the interleukin-13 receptor a chain variant 2 (IL13Ra2).

Exercise boosts tumour-fighting ability of chemotherapy

Scientists have found that combining exercise with chemotherapy may shrink tumours more than chemotherapy alone.

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.