People with thyroid cancer are often given radioactive iodine treatment following surgery to kill cancer cells that may have been left behind, a treatment that comes with its own health risks, but this is likely to change in terms of quantity now, according to a study.
Scientists have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use "Tumour Paint", a product derived from scorpion venom for study in human trials in the US, in an effort to treat people suffering from brain cancer.
An Indian-origin scientist has developed a hand-held "lung flute" that allows patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to clear lung mucus simply by blowing into the respiratory device.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a meeting with eminent Nobel Laureate and famous cancer specialist Professor Harold Varmus and invited him to visit India to assist in health and public care research.
E-cigarettes may do more harm than good to cancer patients as researchers have found that those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) are equally or less likely to quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.
Terming as a gross distortion of facts a media report about cancer causing 70 percent of deaths in India's atomic energy hubs, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Friday said the incidence of cancer-related deaths among DAE employees is not higher than that "seen in other sectors of society".