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Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

The therapy involves removing a patient's own immune cells, genetically engineering them to enhance their ability to destroy tumours, and putting them back in the body to fight cancer.

Akshay Kumar's 'Jolly LLB 2' fellow actor Sitaram Panchal suffers from cancer, seeks help via Facebook

Akshay Kumar's 'Jolly LLB 2' fellow actor Sitaram Panchal suffers from cancer, seeks help via Facebook

One of the noted actors in Hindi cinema, Sitaram Panchal, who has featured films such as 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Jolly LLB 2', 'Peepli Live' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' is currently suffering from Lung and Kidney cancer. The fine actor has been not able to work due to his severe health condition.

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Doctors at the Saifee Hospital here successfully conducted robotic kidney cancer surgery on a patient who had previously undergone a kidney transplant, the hospital said on Tuesday.

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

The device can help diagnose the disease just by detecting tumour cells in blood.

Tomatoes have the power to ward off skin cancer risk, say scientists!

Tomatoes have the power to ward off skin cancer risk, say scientists!

Researchers at Ohio State University in the US conducted an experiment on mice through which this conclusion was made.

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday from multiple organ failure, the authorities said, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer as he wished.

Hormone replacement therapies may up breast cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapies may up breast cancer risk

Therapies that boost female hormones could cause specialised cancer cells to induce growth and to spread to other parts of the body, a study in the US showed.

Take note, tall men! You might be at increased risk of prostate cancer death

Take note, tall men! You might be at increased risk of prostate cancer death

The research conducted by UK scientists has further found that height was not associated with overall prostate cancer risk, risk of high grade disease and death from prostate cancer increased by 21% and 17% respectively with every additional ten centimetres (3.9 inches) of height.

A simple test can predict bladder cancer's return

A simple test can predict bladder cancer's return

A team of researchers have developed a simple test that can predict returning of bladder cancer than the existing methods.

Tumour has left this 38-year-old man half-faced!

Tumour has left this 38-year-old man half-faced!

Tim McGrath was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer called Synovial Sarcomak, which has left him with a grape fruit-sized tumour growing on his face.

Tailor-made cancer `vaccine` proves safe in trials

Tailor-made cancer `vaccine` proves safe in trials

The vaccines also triggered an immune response to tumour cells, they said, although this does not necessarily equate to a cure.

Female cancer survivors 38 percent less likely to conceive, says study

Female cancer survivors 38 percent less likely to conceive, says study

The detrimental effect on fertility was evident in almost all types of cancer diagnosed, the study showed.

Expecting mothers, beware! A diet rich in fats may up your risk of breast cancer

Expecting mothers, beware! A diet rich in fats may up your risk of breast cancer

A study has warned that a fat-rich diet during pregnancy can out you at a risk of breast cancer over generations.

Emraan Hashmi to spread awareness about cancer through documentary

Emraan Hashmi to spread awareness about cancer through documentary

Emraan Hashmi, whose seven-year-old son, Ayaan, was diagnosed with first-stage cancer in 2014, took to Twitter to make the announcement.

New test can predict death risk in breast cancer patients

New test can predict death risk in breast cancer patients

As a result, "ultralow" risk patients could be treated less aggressively and overtreatment avoided, leading to fewer toxic effects, researchers said.

Include lots of fruits and fish in your diet to reduce colorectal cancer risk

Include lots of fruits and fish in your diet to reduce colorectal cancer risk

A new study has showed consuming lots of fruits and fish helps to prevent the risk of developing colorectal cancer by nearly 86 percent.

Two-thirds of female cancer patients in India from low socio-economic class; unhealthy habits primary reason

Two-thirds of female cancer patients in India from low socio-economic class; unhealthy habits primary reason

Currently, cancer accounts for second-highest mortality rate in India, which alone contributes 50 percent of it in the world. 

Singer Sabita Chowdhury passes away at 72

Eminent singer Sabita Chowdhury, widow of legendary composer Salil Chowdhury, died at her residence here on Thursday after a five-month battle with cancer, family sources said.

Consuming walnuts, salmons may help fight bowel cancer, says study

Consuming walnuts, salmons may help fight bowel cancer, says study

Researchers from University of Aberdeen in the UK found found that a higher proportion of omega-3 metabolising enzyme to omega-6 metabolising enzyme is associated with less spread of the tumour and a greater chance of survival for an individual patient.