Eisai drug extends survival in patients with rare cancers

A drug made by Japan`s Eisai Co that was originally derived from sea sponges helped extend lives of patients with soft-tissue cancers known as sarcomas by two months, a significant advance for these rare cancers with few treatment options, Belgian researchers said on Saturday.

Breast cancer overtakes cervical cancer as top killer among women in India: Study

Breast cancer has now taken over cervical cancer as the top killer among women in India, whereas lung cancer is the biggest cause of deaths among men, says a new report.

Breast cancer changes bone structure to make it spread: Study

A new study has found that breast cancer changes the structure of the bone to make it spread.

Ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce womb cancer risk by 57%

Adding to the goodness of Mediterranean diet, a new study has claimed that foods like vegetables, fish, fruits and nuts, reduces risk of womb cancer by a massive 57 per cent.

Indian plant extracts may treat diabetes: Study

Traditional Indian and Australian Aboriginal plants could be used to manage diabetes and may also have potential use in cancer treatment, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher claims.

False breast cancer alarm can affect women for years

The psychological strain of being informed that you may have breast cancer may be severe even if it turns out to be a false alarm, a study has found.

Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age, according to research published Monday.

New superlens can show 'invisible' objects

A new hyperlens can help us see tiny objects that elude even the most powerful optical systems.

Newly unveiled prostate cancer's 'Rosetta Stone' paves way for targeted drugs

A team of scientists has unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone."

New device can easily test tumours' aggressiveness

In a significant breakthrough that may one day even prevent the spread of cancer, engineers have created a new instrument that can easily detect if a cancerous tumour is aggressive or not.

Eva Mendes takes first selfie for a nobel cause
Eva Mendes takes first selfie for a nobel cause

Hollywood actress Eva Mendes has taken her first selfie after joining Instagram.

Having cancer made me endearing: Kylie Minogue
Having cancer made me endearing: Kylie Minogue

Singer Kylie Minogue thinks breast cancer has made her endearing. The 46-year-old pop princess was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and, nine years after she was given the all-clear, reported Femalefirst.

Many probiotics could actually be harmful: Study

If you believe that probiotics are good for your health, there is a piece of news for you. A new study finds that more than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten.

In India, 1,300 die of cancer every day

With more than 1,300 persons succumbing to cancer every day, it has become one of the major causes of death occurring in the country due to communicable and life-style ailments, followed by tuberculosis.

New drug combo has potential for cancer treatment

The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and a contraceptive steroid could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, says a new research.

New imaging method spots liver cancer at early stage

US researchers have developed a new imaging method that can detect liver cancer and other liver diseases at an earlier stage than what current leading methods can, reports a new study.

Rare eye cancer on the rise among Indian children: AIIMS

A leading eye specialists at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has on Thursday informed that Retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer, is fast emerging among the Indian children.

Indian scientist finds rare plant with potential anti-cancer properties

A team of Indian scientists has discovered in the Western Ghats a rare plant which could open up possibilities for cancer treatment.

Stress disorder not linked to cancer risk

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that stressful life events are not linked to increased cancer risk.

Antibody treatment for brain cancer has potential

Blocking a protein that hijacks the immune system's checkpoints to allow tumour growth shows potential of an anti-body-based treatment for brain cancer.