Be aware of fatty liver disease, can lead to cancer

Rampant downing of alcohol and increasing prevalence of obesity would in a few decades lead to patients with fatty liver disease requiring transplants surpassing those of hepatitis B and C, say experts.

Hepatitis C increases cancer risk

People infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be at increased risk of various forms of cancers, including renal, prostate as well as liver cancer, warns a new research.

Key genes behind aggressive breast cancer identified

From a pool of more than 30,000 possibilities, researchers have identified 35 genes and three other molecules that most likely trigger one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, HER2+.

'Humanised' mice offer better anti-cancer therapies

In pioneering work, researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder have grown "humanised" models of mice in the lab that will lead to better testing of cancer therapies.

Screenwriter Monte L Merrick dies

Monte L Merrick, an accomplished and successful playwright, novelist and screenwriter, best known for the screenplay for the film "Memphis Belle," died in Santa Monica on March 24, following a battle with cancer. He was 65.

Australian health blogger admits lying about cancer

An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was winning a battle with brain cancer through wholefoods and alternative therapies admitted Thursday she was lying and never had the disease.

Study confirms coffee can ward off breast cancer

Coffee lovers have more reasons to smile as a new study has now confirmed that it can ward off breast cancer.

Breast cancer to grow 50 per cent by 2030

The number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2030 will double due to several factors, including changing lifestyle and increasing population, according to a new study.

Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer.

Soy foods help reduce breast cancer recurrence

Overturning prevalent suggestions that breast cancer patients should not eat soy foods, new research has found that long-term consumption of these foods actually reduces the risk of the disease recurring.

Link between cancer, diabetes and heart disease revealed

A new study has revealed that shared risk factors lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions

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

World Liver Day 2015: All you need to know about Liver Cancer

Primary liver cancer is a serious type of cancer that begins in the liver.

Smokers still think a few cigarettes are safe

Although most people know that smoking is a risk factor for developing several cancers, many still wrongly believe that smoking less is safe, says a new study.

Bypass surgery to be free in government hospitals

Patients suffering from cancer, cardiac diseases and blood disorders would soon get free treatment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Friday.

Can aspirin save you from cancer?

Elderly people are increasingly turning to aspirin to protect themselves from heart ailments and cancer, reveals a new survey.

Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: Report

The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.

Anti-fungal drug may treat cancer too

A drug commonly used to treat a broad range of fungal infections, including skin and nail infections, has a lot of potential as a new cancer treatment, research has found.

Doctors install second pacemaker in a cancer survivor

In a major surgery, doctors at a city hospital have installed pacemaker in the lower abdominal cavity of a 68-year-old woman who is also a cancer survivor.

Genetically engineered bacteria can treat cancer

 A bacterium that causes severe food poisoning and leads to sepsis and death in humans can be genetically modified to treat cancer safely, says new research.