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Fatty acids can fight cancer spread


April 11th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Omega-3 agents could potentially block the path of primary cancer tumours, preventing more advanced cancers, according to researchers. Michael Murray, professor of pharmogenetics at the University ... Read more...

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New aspirin curbs 11 kinds of cancer, shrinks tumours


March 9th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) A new aspirin compound, the latest to join the armoury of drugs against cancer, has shown great promise in fighting and shrinking 11 different types of ... Read more...

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Iran builds breast cancer detector robot


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 28 (IANS) Iranian scientists have built a robot that can detect breast cancer tumours, the ISNA news agency reported.The robot has been developed by the Amir Kabir University, ... Read more...

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New ‘Nanobody’ agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs


April 12th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that new "Nanobody" agents can help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from breast cancer drug therapies.If the compound, called "Nanobody", proves effective ... Read more...

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Combo therapy may overcome Herceptin-resistant breast cancer


March 14th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Breast cancer tumours may take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a combination therapy could restore a tumour's vulnerability to treatment, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Satnav’ device ‘could find cancer tumours in body in just one session’


February 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A 'satnav' like radiotherapy device promises to help doctors treat patients with tumours almost anywhere in the body in a single session.The Novalis Tx machine uses a targeting ... Read more...

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New ultrasound technology can accurately spot prostate cancer tumours


December 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in co-operation with AMC Amsterdam, has developed an imaging technology based on ultrasound that can accurately identify cancerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key enzyme that controls growth of breast cancer cells identified


November 19th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V could delay the onset and spread of tumours with human breast cancer.When the GnT-V ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein key to pancreatic cancer growth identified


September 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that could provide a target to develop new treatments for pancreatic cancer or enable earlier diagnosis.Researchers from Barts and The London School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gas-filled silica sphere markers can detect breast cancer early


September 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A team of chemists, radiologists and surgeons at the University of California, San Diego, has created microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, which can mark the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New robotic head and neck cancer surgery preserves speech sans scarring


September 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Doctors have developed an incisionless robotic surgical procedure that would allow patients to get certain head and neck cancer tumours removed without visible scarring, while preserving speech and ... Read more...

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New pills shrink cancer tumours by half


July 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Scientists at a British laboratory have developed two pills which can halt the spread of skin cancer by shrinking deadly tumours by half. Scientists at the GlaxoSmithKline drugs firm ... Read more...

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New drug shows dramatic results in reducing lung cancer tumours


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new drug could be instrumental in shrinking tumours in lung cancer patients, according to a new study.The new drug, crizotinib, under development by Pfizer, showed dramatic results ... Read more...

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Now a vaccine to prevent breast cancer


June 1st, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Scientists claimed to have developed a vaccine that can save women from developing breast cancer and can also treat those suffering from the disease. All women over 40 could ... Read more...

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Breast cancer vaccine trials within a year


June 1st, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) A new vaccine may soon protect women from developing breast cancer, say researchers. The drug, which goes on trial within a year, can prevent tumour growth and also destroy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New DNA-cancer vaccine starves tumours of blood


May 25th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Karolinska Institutet have developed a DNA-vaccine that restricts the supply of blood to tumours.The vaccine slows the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice.If a ... Read more...

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Hormone therapies ‘up breast cancer metastasis risk in post-menopausal women’


May 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A University of Missouri study has found that hormone therapies not just increase the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, they can also increase the chance of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Seek-and-destroy’ cancer gene therapy results in 90pct success rate


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified a "seek-and-destroy" technique for delivering genes to hard-to-reach tumours without harming healthy tissue.During lab tests, the therapy by researchers at Strathclyde University in Glasgow resulted ... Read more...

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Breast milk may help beat cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden claim that a substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells.Although the special substance, known as HAMLET ... Read more...

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Human trials for single injection cancer cure to begin


March 7th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Treating cancer with just one injection? It may sound unbelievable, but an Indian medical institute is soon to start human trials to treat cancer in six weeks ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Coffee, green tea may slow brain cancer growth


February 1st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): A group of scientists has said that caffeine found in coffee and green tea could effectively slow the growth of brain cancer tumours.According to the researchers at ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer beat drugs identified


January 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego, have identified a molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer become resistant to drugs.The molecular switch steps up pancreatic cancer cell survival ... Read more...

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Body fluid odours may help detect lung cancer in early stages


January 27th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study by American researchers has shown that changes in body fluid odours can be used to identify presence of lung cancer tumours.The research by scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tobacco smoke promotes lung cancer growth


January 20th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Besides causing lung cancer, repeated exposure to tobacco smoke can promote the growth of pre-existing cancer tumours, say researchers.Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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New breast cancer therapy decreases mastectomies


January 20th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): University of Oklahoma researchers have developed a heat therapy, which when used with chemotherapy destroys large breast cancer tumours.The new treatment reduced the need for mastectomies by almost ... Read more...

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New research could help open ways to shrink skin cancers


January 18th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Most skin cancers are curable, but require surgery that can be painful and scarring, says a new study whose findings could open up ways to newer treatments that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Radio frequency ablation effectively reduces pain from bone metastases


January 5th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Radio frequency ablation (RFA), a minimally invasive cancer treatment, has been found effective in reducing the level of pain experienced by cancer patients with bone (osseous) metastases.It would ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecule discovery good news for prostate cancer sufferers


December 29th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): People with prostate cancer have been offered new hope after researchers at University of Pennsylvania discovered a molecule that appears to target the tumours.The researchers found that the ... Read more...

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New approach to fight treatment-resistant colon cancer


December 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that adding a small molecule to the cancer drug Temozolomide effectively treats colon cancer cells that are highly ... Read more...

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Drug ‘can shrink lung cancer tumours’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists from the Imperial College of London have found a promising drug for the treatment of an aggressive form of lung cancer.The drug eliminated small cell lung cancer ... Read more...

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Study finds breast cancer changes with spread


November 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): Almost 40 percent of breast cancer tumours change form as they spread, according to a UK study.This, according to Breakthrough Breast Cancer scientists in Edinburgh, could mean that ... Read more...

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New nano-scale drug delivery system for chemotherapy


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist has developed a nano-scale drug delivery method that has been found to effectively eliminate cancer tumours after a single treatment.The Duke ... Read more...

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Hidden prostate cancer tumours evade treatment: study


October 9th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that some hidden prostate cancer tumours cannot be diagnosed with the current procedures. Researchers at Toronto University say their findings explain why some men with ... Read more...

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Soon, drug that may make diabetes jabs history


August 11th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily needle injections.Found in 30 percent of all human cancer ... Read more...

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Meet the Brit girl who can run and swim after ‘heart transplant was reversed’


July 14th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a world's first recovery of its kind, a Brit girl who had her heart transplant operation reversed after her own heart was deemed fit is now healthy ... Read more...

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