cancer therapy

Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk


April 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post surgery


April 16th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Turmeric may help lower heart attack risk in people post bypass surgery, thanks to curcumin, the yellow pigment present in the spice which has antioxidant and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Discovery on measles could spur less toxic cancer cure


November 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) A new discovery about the measles virus, arguably the most virulent pathogen which afflicts 10 million children worldwide, could also help spur less toxic cancer treatments.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lisa Ray turns cultural detective for TV show


June 30th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray, who overcame cancer, is set to make a comeback on the small screen with Travel and Living Channel's new series on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Molecular glue to impart cutting edge to chemotherapy


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) When you drop a cake of soap into a sink full of greasy water, the grease recoils and retreats to the edges of the sink.Now, what ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

1 drug, many targets may be the future of healing!


April 29th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new discovery by researchers from the University of California San Diego and the City University of New York (CUNY) has provided hope for the development of a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover potential new drug therapy for kidney diseases


April 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists at the Department of Molecular, Cellular andDevelopmental Biology and the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB havediscovered a potential new drug therapy for patients with kidney ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Piece-by-piece info about cancer therapy options yield larger benefits


April 21st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has found that women who choose among different breast cancer treatment options make smarter choices when getting the information and making decisions in small doses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enzyme crucial to DNA replication may be potent anti-cancer drug target


April 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme essential for DNA replication and repair in humans works in a way that might be exploited as an anti-cancer therapy.Researchers at The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find new way to ’starve’ cancer cells


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein that protects cancer cells from chemo, radiation therapy found


March 25th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that enables the activation of a DNA-repair enzyme that protects cancer cells from catastrophic damage caused by chemo and radiation therapy.This protein, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life work culminates in testing of cancer therapy in humans


March 24th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Queensland, Mar 24 (ANI): A cancer-fighting antibody, originally identified by a researcher from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, is being used to treat humans in a phase 1 clinical trial.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breastfeeding can benefit childhood cancer survivors


January 21st, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that breastfeeding can partially offset the long-term side effects of cancer treatment.Susan Ogg and colleagues from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many cancer cells have ‘eat me’ signal: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that many cancer cells carry the seeds of their own destruction - a protein on the cell surface that signals circulating immune cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IAEA to help Bangladesh build N-power plant


December 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will extend all-out support to Bangladesh in setting up a nuclear power plant, visiting director general of the global nuclear watchdog Yukiya ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New research brings cancer vaccine a step closer


November 5th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered one of the reasons why many previous attempts to harness the immune system to treat cancerous tumours have failed - a feat that could revolutionise ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Gold bullet’ to kill breast cancer cells on the anvil


October 28th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, are developing a 'golden bullet' that will destroy breast cancer tumour cells.Used with radiotherapy, the tiny shards of gold ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a new system to kill tumours from inside


October 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have managed to deliver a dormant toxin into tumour for anti-cancer therapy and chemically trigger the toxin to de-cloak and attack from within.The study by University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adopting ’synthetic lethality’ could boost molecularly targeted cancer therapy


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a discovery that could improve molecularly targeted cancer therapies, researchers have hypothesized that using 'synthetic lethality'-hitting already weakened cancer cells with a second targeted agent could kill ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress before cancer therapy may sabotage treatment


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that patients who experience physical or psychological stress - including rigorous exercise - one or two days before a cancer treatment might be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery could stop stem-cell loss during cancer therapy


September 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Loss of stem cells during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the main side effect for human cancer patients, leading to anaemia, appetite and weight loss. But a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

FDA-approved drugs that may fight HIV identified


August 21st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): University of Minnesota researchers have identified two FDA approved drugs that may fight HIV."HIV's ability to mutate makes it difficult to target and treat," said molecular virologist Louis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blocking DNA repair protein likely to make cancer therapy safer


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Blocking DNA repair protein could lead to targeted, safer cancer therapy, according to a new American research.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising new strategy for cancer therapy


May 27th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has suggested a promising new strategy for cancer therapy.Every cell contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key to individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing found


May 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Decontamination of New Delhi’s radioactive hotspots underway


May 17th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Experts have started the process of decontaminating radiation hotspots in New Delhi.Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) officials visited the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Radiation risk still remains in Delhi scrap market: Greenpeace


May 15th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Greenpeace has said there are still radiation-related risks to people at a scrap market in New Delhi where a person died last month after exposure to Cobalt-60 ... Read more...

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‘Highly promising’ vaccine therapy offers cancer sufferers new hope


May 5th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 5 (ANI): A new "highly promising" vaccine therapy, which owes its origin to rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD), could offer hope for colorectal cancer sufferers, according to University of Otago researchers.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turmeric component ‘opens up’ resistant cancers


April 29th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Pre-treatment with a component of the spice turmeric, called curcumin, makes ovarian cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, reveals a new study by Indian-origin researchers.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi Government to compensate the fatal victim of radiation scrap material


April 29th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Delhi Government has announced a monetary compensation for the family of Rajender, who died of multiple organ failure after exposure to a radioactive metal.Delhi Health ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Man exposed to radiation dies at AIIMS


April 27th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): A man hospitalized at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) earlier this month after radiation exposure, died of multiple-organ failure on Monday.Thirty-five year old Rajender, ... Read more...

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