Cancer patients

Emojis aid in assessing cancer patients' overall well-being: Study

Emojis aid in assessing cancer patients' overall well-being: Study

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
Researchers discover protein to reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers discover protein to reduce spreading of cancer

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.
 

Nov 19, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

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.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:21 PM IST
New cancer drugs don't work efficiently: Study

New cancer drugs don't work efficiently: Study

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
More than effects of their illness, this is what cancer patients are concerned about – Read

More than effects of their illness, this is what cancer patients are concerned about – Read

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
Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

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
Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

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 Maan performs for cancer patients on Baisakhi

Legendary singer Gurdas Maan performs for cancer patients on Baisakhi

Legendary singer Gurdas Mann recently performed live in Mumbai for patients suffering from cancer.

Apr 18, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Prostate cancer patients relax - Personalised therapies can take care of the ailment

Prostate cancer patients relax - Personalised therapies can take care of the ailment

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
Some hope for breast cancer patients with this diabetes drug

Some hope for breast cancer patients with this diabetes drug

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 new drug delivery method may pave way for better cancer therapy

This new drug delivery method may pave way for better cancer therapy

 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
Cancer patients can rely on THIS drug delivery method for revival

Cancer patients can rely on THIS drug delivery method for revival

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
Here's a cure for side effects of chemotherapy

Here's a cure for side effects of chemotherapy

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
Cancer patients: The new way out to reduce fatigue is here

Cancer patients: The new way out to reduce fatigue is here

 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
Colon cancer patients have some hope with new immune therapy – Read story

Colon cancer patients have some hope with new immune therapy – Read story

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
Freedom from cancer with just half-an-hour walk – Read

Freedom from cancer with just half-an-hour walk – Read

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
Drug inflation leaves cancer patients in wobble: Study

Drug inflation leaves cancer patients in wobble: Study

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
Heartburn medication lowers cancer patients' survival chances

Heartburn medication lowers cancer patients' survival chances

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.
 

Dec 18, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

Here comes an alternative treatment for cancer – Bacterial strain

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

Here's why terminally ill cancer patients should avoid surgery!

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