Gauging a patient’s qualify of life and performance status can be challenging, because it typically involves completing lengthy paper questionnaires, which can be burdensome for patients and may be inaccurate.Dec 11, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
The study conducted by the researchers from University of Guelph, Ontario, has identified a protein called cadherin-22, a potential factor in cancer metastasis or the spread of cancer.
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.
The researchers found that of cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) between 2009 and 2013, 57 percent (39/68) had no supporting evidence of better survival or quality of life when they entered the market.Oct 06, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
Researchers at Huyssens-Stiftung in Germany have found that socio-psychological factors have become more significant for patients suffering from cancer.Sep 10, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
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
One of the potential options for detection of BC is biochemical monitoring of protein markers in different types of bodily fluids such as serum, nipple aspirate fluid and ductal lavage fluid, tear, urine, saliva and breast milk.Apr 23, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
Legendary singer Gurdas Mann recently performed live in Mumbai for patients suffering from cancer.Apr 18, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is one of the earliest ways clinicians can detect prostate cancers in their patients.Apr 06, 2017, 10:22 AM IST
Over 70,000 people die from breast cancer in China every year, according to the national cancer centre.Mar 19, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
This is a good news for people suffering with cancer as they may soon face better therapy with the coming of a new drug delivery method.Mar 18, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
The new method involves a class of pharmaceuticals known as antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), which include some of the most promising next-generation antibody therapeutics for cancer.Mar 17, 2017, 09:58 AM IST
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
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
Researchers reported that increasing expression of a chemical cytokine called LIGHT in mice with colon cancer activated the immune system`s natural cancer-killing T-cells and caused primary tumours in the liver to shrink.Mar 02, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
The findings indicated that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.Feb 18, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
The abrupt hike in the the prices of the life-saving medicine by more than one thousand percent has created panic among people who are suffering with this life-threatening disease.Jan 29, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
The study led by Michael Sawyer and Michael Chu found that the overall survival in cancer patients was reduced by more than two months and the disease control rate decreased by 11 per cent.
US scientists have developed a non-toxic strain of Salmonella to penetrate and target cancer cells which may lead to promising new treatments that actively target and control the spread of cancer.Oct 30, 2016, 15:16 PM IST
The study highlights the dilemma that physicians and surgeons face when their terminally ill cancer patients are diagnosed with a condition that may benefit from surgery.Oct 26, 2016, 16:52 PM IST