Cancer in India: Cases shoot up in last 4 years; breast cancer top killer among women

Breast cancer has upstaged cervical cancer as the most common and biggest killer of Indian women.

Top five superfoods to lower lung cancer risk!

Eating a healthy diet can lower the risk of developing cancer in the lungs.

Shocking! Heavy smokers who quit 15 years ago still at high risk for lung cancer

People who were once heavy smokers, but quit the habit for over 15 years are still at a higher risk of developing lung cancer.

Anti-cancer drug made more effective to reduce side effects

Researchers have found a way to make an existing drug used to treat breast, lung and pancreatic cancers effective in small dosage, thereby reducing its usage and associated side effects in course of the treatment.

Smokers with pneumonia at higher risk of lung cancer

The researchers found that out of 381 admissions of heavy smokers with pneumonia, nine percent were diagnosed with lung cancer within a year of being hospitalized.

1976 Olympic boxing champion Howard Davis Jr. dies
1976 Olympic boxing champion Howard Davis Jr. dies

Davis competed in the Olympics just days after learning that his mother had died of a heart attack.

Triple therapy to help fight deadly lung cancer

Roughly 85 percent of all lung cancers belong to the NSCLC type.

New method to produce 3D images of lungs developed

The new model can be used for different groups of patients, the researchers said.

Biomarker of early lung cancer identified

Researchers have identified a biomarker that detects the most common lung cancer in its earliest stage.

Over 800,000 lung cancer patients in China by 2020

China is expected to have over 800,000 lung cancer patients diagnosed annually by 2020, with nearly 700,000 people dying from the disease each year, a media report said on Tuesday.

Cipla infringing Roche's patent in lung cancer drug: HC

In a setback to Cipla, the Delhi High Court on Friday held that the Indian drug major was infringing Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche's patent in lung cancer drug erlotinib hydrochloride, sold under the name of Tarceva.

Delhi's toxic air: How to keep safe from respiratory infections!

As the pollution levels rise in winter, chances of acquiring respiratory infections also increase simultaneously.

Lung cancer not of men or smokers alone, warn doctors

Of late, lung cancer has moved to Number One position among cancers in males in India.

Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez sends best wishes to Johan Cruyff
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez sends best wishes to Johan Cruyff

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has sent his best wishes to Johan Cruyff, who was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Johan Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer: Report
Johan Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer: Report

One of the greatest legends of football Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to Spanish media reports.

New method to starve lung cancer

Cancer cells use glucose at rates tens or even hundreds of times larger than that of normal cells.  

IMRT better than standard lung cancer therapy

According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States, 221,200 will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 and 158,040 will die from the disease - making it the deadliest of all cancers.

FDA approves immunotherapy drug to fight lung cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the drug Keytruda to treat the most common form of lung cancer.

Indian-origin scientist spots new cancer gene mutations

 In a discovery that could lead to more targeted and effective treatments for certain lung and prostate cancers, a team of researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has identified two new cancer-causing gene mutations.

Government claims health initiatives benefitting masses

 To reduce out of pocket expenditure in public health facilities, the government is promoting the use of several initiatives such as the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), the expansion of Universal Immunisation Programme, free emergency referral services and the NHM-Free Drugs Service Initiative and the NHM-Free Diagnostic Service Initiative.