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Death rates far higher for 'alternative' cancer cures: Study

Death rates far higher for 'alternative' cancer cures: Study

Faced with poor prognoses or painful courses of chemotherapy, which can cause severe nausea and weakness, many cancer patients place their faith in a wide range of treatments dismissed by most medical doctors as useless at best.

Indian-origin researcher identifies potential treatment for breast cancer

Indian-origin researcher identifies potential treatment for breast cancer

The new molecule, dubbed ERX-11, mimics a peptide, or protein building block.

New low-cost blood test may refine cancer treatment

New low-cost blood test may refine cancer treatment

The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood, according to a study published in the The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

New drug may treat blood cancer patients

New drug may treat blood cancer patients

Researchers analysed gene expression data from 269 AML patients and found an association between the activity of a group of HOX genes and the patient survival rate.

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu Xiaobo

China has cut off all official communication with Taipei and has upped military drills while Taiwan is developing home-grown defence systems in response to what it sees as a growing threat. 

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Elastography, sometimes referred as 'seismology of the human body', is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging.

Children exposed to cancer treatment are more likely to have short-term memory: Study

Children exposed to cancer treatment are more likely to have short-term memory: Study

The study show that cognitive functions which are slow developing or mature during adolescence, in particular short-term memory are very vulnerable to the chemotherapy treatment.

Cancer cells can take 100 times the hit with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics, says study!

Cancer cells can take 100 times the hit with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics, says study!

The new combination approach prevents cancer cells from changing their diet (metabolically inflexible), and effectively starves them, by preventing them from using any other available types of bio-fuels.

Researchers create artificial designer viruses to help fight cancer

Researchers create artificial designer viruses to help fight cancer

These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumour.

I had to mentally prepare to fight it, says ovarian cancer survivor Manisha Koirala

I had to mentally prepare to fight it, says ovarian cancer survivor Manisha Koirala

Manisha, known for her roles in films like ‘1942: A Love Story’, ‘Agni Sakshi’, ‘Saudagar’ and ‘Bombay’, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

Boys will be able to undergo cancer treament without risking their fertility with this new technology!

Boys will be able to undergo cancer treament without risking their fertility with this new technology!

With each heartbeat, mature, fertile men produce some 1,300 sperm cells.

Go gaga over yoga to smack side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Go gaga over yoga to smack side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Men who attended the yoga classes reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who did not.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates care centres for cancer-hit children

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates care centres for cancer-hit children

Three dilapidated buildings of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) on a 1.2 acre plot, transformed into a cheerful haven within a year for children undergoing cancer treatment and were inaugurated by Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Although chemotherapies have improved cancer survival rates, many of these drugs also cause debilitating side effects that decrease the quality of life of patients and survivors.

Colorectal cancer: Include fibre-rich diet to reduce risk, says study

Colorectal cancer: Include fibre-rich diet to reduce risk, says study

Fusobacterium nucleatum is an inflammatory bacterium that is thought to play a role in colorectal cancer by blocking the immune response triggered to combat tumour cells in the colon.

Depression may make people less responsive to cancer treatment, says study

Depression may make people less responsive to cancer treatment, says study

A new study conducted by researchers states that depression can possibly make people less responsive to chemotherapy.

International Healthcare Summit: Asian Cancer Institute named best cancer hospital in India

International Healthcare Summit: Asian Cancer Institute named best cancer hospital in India

The International Healthcare Summit Award is considered one of the country's most prominent.
 

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013.

Mumbai doctor transforms cancer treatment facility at govt hospital

Mumbai doctor transforms cancer treatment facility at govt hospital

Dr. Dilip Nikam, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology at the Maharashtra Government's Cama and Albless Hospitals, Grant Govt. Medical College and JJ Group Of Hospitals here.

This is how lung cancer can be prevented – Read

This is how lung cancer can be prevented – Read

The 'post office' of the cell -- or the Golgi apparatus as it is more commonly known -- has the ability to package proteins in order to transport them to other parts of the cell or to deliver them to areas outside of the cell.