India developing new laser devices to combat cancer: Scientist

India is making major strides in developing laser technology that will revolutionise treatment of cancer and open up new vistas in the field of communication technology, Dr B N Jagtap, Senior Scientist and Director of Chemistry group at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, has said.

Hugh Jackman has third session of skin cancer treatment
Hugh Jackman has third session of skin cancer treatment

Actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for his third basal cell carcinoma in 12 months.

How 'Achilles heel' in metabolic pathway leads to new cancer treatment

A new research has identified an "Achilles heel" in a metabolic pathway that is important in stopping the growth of lung cancer cells.

Nearly 50% of cancers get diagnosed late: Study

A new study has found that nearly half of cancers are diagnosed only when the disease is at an advanced stage, meaning treatment is both more expensive and less likely to succeed.

Know the latest advances in cancer treatment!

Despite its high prevalence rate, it's a huge concern that the country’s healthcare infrastructure is poorly prepared to deal with all facets of cancer care – prevention, early detection, treatment and palliative care. 

New sensor to detect tiny, individual nano-particles

In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers has developed a new sensor that can detect and count nano-particles, at sizes as small as ten nano-metres, one at a time.

Scientists' new approach can provide better treatment for cancer

Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported.

`Trojan horse` method to fight cancer

Fighting cancer can now become a bit easier as scientists have found a way to use the "Trojan horse" method to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them.

China, India face huge economic and human costs from cancer: Experts

China and India, the two most populous countries of the world are facing a cancer crisis, experts said.

New test detects prostate cancer recurrence with much more accuracy

Researchers in Canada have developed a new genetic "signature" to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy.

New drug could help revolutionize cancer treatment

Researchers have developed a new drug which can manipulate the body`s natural signalling and energy systems, allowing the body to attack and shut down cancerous cells.

A handshake can tell cancer survival rates

Can a simple handshake predict survival rates in cancer patients? Yes, asserts research. It says that handgrip strength may be linked to a person’s ability to fight disease.

Caffeine-gold combo may help in fight against cancer

A new study has shown that combining a caffeine-based compound with a small amount of gold could someday be used as a tool in the fight against cancer.

New method promises longevity for cervical cancer sufferers

Researchers have found that women with advanced cervical cancer live about four months longer with the combined use of bevacizumab and chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone.

Metal implants hold promise for cancer patients

In a ray of hope for cancer patients, harmless metal implants at the cancer site can reduce side effects from chemotherapy.

Yuvraj Singh asks people to spread cancer awareness

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who recently battled cancer, Monday asked people to spread awareness about the disease.

NRI makes cancer treatment accessible, affordable in India

Moved by an insight gained during a vacation in India four years ago, a British citizen of Indian origin has launched an initiative that provides 22 hospitals across the country with the latest medical equipment to make cancer treatment accessible and affordable.

Scientists` one step closer to magic bullet against cancer caused by asbestos

Researchers have come closer to finding a cure for Mesothelioma - a very aggressive cancer associated with asbestos exposure - usually diagnosed in an advanced stage.

Punjab to become hub for cancer treatment soon: Badal

Underlining his government`s efforts in eradicating cancer, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said Punjab would emerge as a hub for treatment of cancer in the near future.

New mechanism behind cancer spread identified

Scientists have identified key steps that trigger breakdown of normal cell behaviour which is responsible for causing tumours to grow and spread through the body.