1 in 13 cancer patients in the world is from India: Report

India has around 1.8 million people suffering from cancer, with breast, cervical and oral cancers as the biggest killers.

Katti Batti: Imran Khan holds special screening for 'special' cause!
Katti Batti: Imran Khan holds special screening for 'special' cause!

Bollywood actor Imran Khan came back into the limelight almost after a gap of two years with 'Katti Batti'. The film has received great response from classes and masses alike, leaving the makers happy.

Aspirin could boost cancer immunotherapy

Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could boost the effectiveness of the treatment.

Embrace spirituality to fight cancer

Being spiritual can help cancer patients improve their physical, mental and social well being.

A 'saathi' to help beat cancer blues

In a bid to connect cancer patients with each other and strengthen their resolve to manage the disease with courage, Max Super Speciality Hospital here has launched a support group named "Max Saathi".

Urine test may detect early-stage pancreatic cancer

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

Kerala govt to compile registry of cancer patients

The Kerala government Wednesday said that it plans to compile a registry of cancer patients in the state as part of efforts to codify its various initiatives against the deadly disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids good for cancer patients: Study

Adding omega-3 fatty acids to the anti-tumour medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients, says a study.

Non-genetic cancer mechanism identified

Calling in question the effectiveness of genetic screening alone in preventing cancer, a new study of ovarian cancer has found that the deadly disease can be caused solely by protein imbalances within cells.

Good sleep may improve survival of cancer patients

Short sleep duration and frequent snoring during pre-diagnostic stage are associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer, says a study.

Ameesha Patel extends support to Cancer patients in Mumbai
Ameesha Patel extends support to Cancer patients in Mumbai

Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel recently inaugurated an "Art Exhibition" held in India's showbiz capital Mumbai.

US doctors perform historic skull-scalp transplant

World's first skull-scalp transplant was performed by American surgeons on a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment, a major breakthrough in transplant surgery.

New imaging method could eliminate unnecessary biopsies

A new low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many cancer patients, shows a clinical study of patients in the US and China.

Chinese herbal soup curbs fatigue in cancer patients

A traditional Chinese medicine, a soup containing 12 herbs has been found to significantly reduce fatigue suffered by cancer patients within two-three weeks of the treatment, new study says.

New discovery to make cancer less painful

Scientists have discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain that can potentially lead to better pain management in cancer patients.

Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions

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

Way to measure the effectiveness of blood cancer drug

Researchers have developed a new method to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on people suffering from a type of blood cancer.

Eight signs of losing battle against cancer

Many cancer patients do not win the battle against cancer and researchers in the US have now identified eight specific signs that a patient has entered the final days of life.

Physical, mental problems common among cancer survivors

Anxiety about recurrence along with physical and financial problems are some of the issues that many cancer survivors face even decades after being cured of the disease, shows a study.

RNA molecules in urine can detect prostate cancer

Scientists have revealed that they have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals.