AI helps identify new breast cancer types

Published in the NPJ Breast Cancer journal, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, applied AI and machine learning (ML) to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal crucial differences among these cancer types.

Aug 06, 2019, 15:16 PM IST

New immunotherapy for lung cancer may be effective, safe: Lancet

A novel immunotherapy combination is effective and safe at controlling the progression of lung cancer, results from a clinical trial showed.

Apr 09, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

Light can trick immune system to attack cancer

The team evaluated their methods in mice with melanoma on the ears.

May 16, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Scientists come up with Lab-on-a-chip technique to simplify cancer detection

 Scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technique that may probably simplify and ease out cancer detection at an early stage.

Dec 14, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Immunotherapy treatments may better treat skin cancer, says study

Treating one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer with a combination of immunotherapy options may improve survival and lower the risk of life-threatening events in the patients diagnosed in the late stages, a new study has found.

Nov 06, 2016, 18:53 PM IST

This immunotherapy technique can cure food allergies - Read

Researchers from Canada have come up with a new immunotherapy technique that is capable of curing food allergies.

Oct 30, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

Why some tumours evade immunotherapy

The researchers found that when the tumour recurred, a particular molecule on the cell surface -- called the epitope -- was no longer present on the cell surface in sufficient quantity.

Oct 10, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Cancer immunotherapy may fight HIV too

A type of immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, suggests new research.

Jul 16, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Immunotherapy reduces risk of heart disease in arthritis patients, reveals study

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which cytokines such as tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFI) and interfero-gamma (IFN), which normally protect the body, attack healthy cells.

Jul 10, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Precision medicine can widen cancer care options: Study

Of the 129 participants, 29 patients with a total 12 kinds of advanced cancers responded well to molecules that have not been approved for treatment of these tumors by the FDA.

Jun 05, 2016, 06:41 AM IST

Tech billionaire donates $250 mn for cancer `moonshot`

Tech billionaire Sean Parker announced Wednesday a $250 million grant to fund research aimed at breakthroughs in cancer treatment through immunotherapy.

Apr 14, 2016, 01:47 AM IST

Aspirin could boost cancer immunotherapy

Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could boost the effectiveness of the treatment.

Sep 04, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

Pioneering vaccine to cure Type 1 diabetes soon

A research by a team of Spanish scientists has shown promise for a novel vaccine that can prevent and even cure Type-1 disease in humans in the near future.

Jun 10, 2015, 11:59 AM IST

Immunotherapy, a new treatment to fight cancer

In what could completely alter the course of cancer treatment globally, a combination of immunotherapy -- helping the body's own defences to fight cancer cells -- drugs has shown impressive results

Jun 03, 2015, 09:26 AM IST

Immunotherapy a new weapon against advanced cancer

In what could completely alter the course of cancer treatment globally, a combination of immunotherapy -- helping the body's own defences to fight cancer cells -- drugs has shown impressive results for terminally-ill melanoma patients in Britain.

Jun 02, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

Immunotherapy combo packs punch against melanoma

Immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system in order to attack cancer, is more potent against melanoma when two agents are combined, but side effects rise too, researchers said Sunday.

Jun 01, 2015, 02:30 AM IST

Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer – study

A Merck & Co drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according

May 30, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

Asthma may be easier to control than previously believed

If you suffer from asthma then you know that controlling the condition is the key to ensuring good quality of life. Now, scientists have come up with a bunch of tips and to help you do just that.

May 04, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

Anti-HIV antibody shows promise in first human trial

A new anti-HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody has been found safe and controlling HIV levels for about a month in early human trail, says a study.

Apr 09, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

Extra oxygen could help you fight cancer

In a major breakthrough, researchers have found that just breathing in extra oxygen could spurt the growth of tumour-fighting cells, thereby improving cancer treatment.

Mar 05, 2015, 11:22 AM IST