Cancer treatment

Foot and mouth disease virus to help treat pancreatic cancer

The dreaded pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rates among all types of cancers. However, a group of scientists are using the foot and mouth disease virus to find a cure for this often lethal condition.

Feb 16, 2020, 22:40 PM IST

Reliance on 'YouTube videos' for cancer treatment dangerous

The videos cite one potentially harmful example in which a video promoted "injecting herbs" into the prostate to treat cancer.

Nov 28, 2018, 15:51 PM IST

Sonali Bendre shares video of her new look, thanks Priyanka Chopra in an emotional post

The actress was diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago. 

Sep 05, 2018, 14:00 PM IST

Sonali Bendre a fighter, says Omung Kumar

Omung, who judged a few episodes of the show with Sonali, said her presence on the set used to create a beautiful atmosphere.


Jul 31, 2018, 17:35 PM IST

Kids always need a bit of magic: Yuvraj Singh

Nickelodeon hosted a special screening of their new show Rudra - Boom Chik Chik Boom for the children of Singh's YouWeCan Foundation here on Wednesday.


Jun 06, 2018, 18:15 PM IST

Protein that can stop cancer identified

In the study conducted in a mouse model for hepatocellular carcinoma, the researchers analysed a total of more than 4,000 proteins, comparing them in healthy and tumour tissue. 

Mar 22, 2018, 18:09 PM IST

Urological cancer linked to increased risk of suicide

Patients with urological cancer such as prostate, bladder or kidney cancer are five times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, new research has found.

Mar 19, 2018, 13:18 PM IST

Daffodil extract may help combat cancer, reveals study

The compound is an alkaloid named haemanthamine and binds to the ribosome, the scientists established.

Mar 01, 2018, 12:20 PM IST

New system can predict response of cancer patients to chemotherapy

The aim of neoadjuvant chemotherapy is to eliminate active cancer cells – producing a complete response – before surgery.

Feb 12, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

Combining ultrasound imaging with blood test improves cancer detection by 40%: Study

Symptoms of liver cancer can include upper abdominal pain or swelling, loss of weight or appetite, white chalky stools, and general fatigue.

Feb 12, 2018, 12:30 PM IST

Cancer 'vaccine' offers hope, proves effective in mice

A clinical trial was launched in January to test the effect of the treatment in humans with lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system.  

Feb 01, 2018, 17:21 PM IST

Cancer overrides circadian clock to survive, says study

For tumours to grow and spread, cancer cells must make larger than normal amounts of nucleic acids and protein, so they can replicate themselves.

Jan 02, 2018, 14:16 PM IST

New device to detect cancer with urine test is here

However, the content of EVs in urine is extremely low, at less than 0.01 per cent of the total fluid volume, which becomes a major barrier to their diagnostic utility.

Dec 27, 2017, 19:54 PM IST

Iron overload drug might improve leukaemia treatment

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer that stops healthy blood cell production. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment, but improvements are needed as the five-year survival rate in patients older than 60 is only 5-15 per cent.

Dec 26, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

New hope for skin cancer in the form of arthritis drug?

Although only five percent of skin cancer cases involve melanoma, it causes the majority of deaths from the disease.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

A potential cure for cancer to be ready by 2018?

 The researchers noted that they have found a way to extract the cancer-killing immune cells from donor blood and then multiply them by the million.

Nov 27, 2017, 08:29 AM IST

Antimalarial drugs could make cancer treatments effective

Researchers say that there is evidence to include these drugs in further clinical investigations.

Nov 24, 2017, 14:24 PM IST

Researchers discover protein to reduce spreading of cancer

The study conducted by the researchers from University of Guelph, Ontario, has identified a protein called cadherin-22, a potential factor in cancer metastasis or the spread of cancer.

Nov 19, 2017, 13:56 PM IST

New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment

Some of the oldest chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents kill cancer cells by adding groups of carbon and hydrogen atoms to or alkylating DNA.

Nov 18, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

Boost for cancer treatment through 70-year-old malaria drug?

For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team injected mice with chloroquine and followed it by an injection of nanoparticles. 

Nov 08, 2017, 12:03 PM IST