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New drugs to kill cancers minus side-effects


May 21st, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) A new class of drugs which kills cancers but causes minimal side-effects is being developed by researchers. "These new agents attack a fundamental characteristic of cancer ... Read more...

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Beehive extract may arrest prostate cancer


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from beehives slows down the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumours in mice, says a new study.Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, ... Read more...

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New procedure busts deadly brain tumour cells


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) happens to be the nastiest and most common brain tumour, affecting 10,000 patients in the US alone every year. Now, a novel ... Read more...

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Argentine president gets good news - no cancer


January 8th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 8 (IANS/EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez left hospital Saturday and returned to her official residence in Buenos Aires with good news. Following her thyroid operation, doctors said ... Read more...

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Super vaccine could knock out 70 percent of cancers


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A super shot that could knock out seven out of 10 lethal cancers is on the way. It shrunk breast tumours by 80 percent during tests ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel tumour busting technique


December 7th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 7 (IANS) Even after tumours are surgically removed, they have a nasty way of coming back despite a heavy dose of chemotherapy or radiation. Researchers are now ... Read more...

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Sunscreen chemical may cause cancer


December 1st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 1 (IANS) A metal compound commonly found in consumer products and sunscreens lotions could potentially cause cancer.Zinc oxide is used to absorb harmful ultra violet light. But when ... Read more...

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Magnets help fight prostate cancer


November 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Magnetic force can help treat prostate cancer in men, say experts.Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the treatment can kill cancerous cells without harming healthy tissue, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Mozart helps in the detection of colon cancer


November 1st, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has shown that listening to the music of Mozart helps doctors to detect colon cancer more accurately. Previous studies have shown that the composition ... Read more...

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Low fat, fish oil diet helps slow down cancer


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) A low-fat, fish-oil combo diet, taken weeks before prostate removal, slows down prostate cancer growth as compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet. The study, conducted ... Read more...

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is free of cancer


October 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
CARACAS (BNO NEWS) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Thursday said he is free of cancer after returning from Cuba where he underwent medical tests. It concludes several months of treatment.Chávez said ... Read more...

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Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Stress can turn your hair grey, say scientists.They have found how stress hormone adrenaline causes damage that could lead to a variety of conditions - such ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez exercises after cancerous tumour surgery


July 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 31 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, recovering after a surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, is now keen on doing exercises and constantly talks about the need for ... Read more...

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Chavez says chemotherapy will make him bald like Yul Brynner


July 29th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the cancer treatment he is undergoing will cause him to begin losing his hair in a few days, joking that his ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez to start chemotherapy treatment


July 18th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Caracas, Venezuela, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has flown to Cuba to start chemotherapy. The 56-year-old was in Cuba almost a month ago where he underwent a surgery to ... Read more...

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Chavez cancer confirmation stuns Venezuela


July 1st, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stunned his nation Thursday night in a 15-minute address on state television in which he acknowledged that he had a tumour ... Read more...

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Widely used HIV drug could help prevent cervical cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study has suggested that a simple treatment using a widely prescribed HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer by killing off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes ... Read more...

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New clues on how normal and cancerous cells migrate within the body


April 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 25 (ANI): Understanding how brain cells migrate during normal development may offer insight on how cancer cells spread, according to a new study.The findings by Jonathan Cooper, member and ... Read more...

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Small molecules ‘could block cell proliferation in cancerous human tumor’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist and his colleagues have identified three novel small molecules that interrupt a crucial cellular communication pathway that regulates many aspects of development and cancer.These ... Read more...

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Genetic change helps lung tumors spread to other parts of the body


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumors more likely to spread to other parts of the body.The findings offers new insight into how lung cancers ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for breast cancer identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein that alters nutrition of breast cancer cells, which can be a potential therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for the disease.They ... Read more...

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High dose of oxygen boosts natural cancer treatment


April 5th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that an environment of pure oxygen at three-and-a-half times normal air pressure adds significantly to the effectiveness of a natural compound already shown ... Read more...

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Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk ‘can be assessed by examining breast milk’


April 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in breast milk.This screening method has the potential to provide ... Read more...

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Soon, localized delivery of anti-cancer drug by remote-controlled microcarriers


March 16th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects may soon be a reality, thanks a new research by ... Read more...

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Salmonella could be used to fight cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists are using salmonella - the bacteria commonly transmitted through food that sickens people - to fight cancers of the gut.They believe salmonella may be a valuable tool ... Read more...

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How ’self-eating’ cells safeguard against cancer


February 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have made an important discovery concerning how fledgling cancer cells self-destruct, which has the potential of impacting on future cancer therapies.The Trinity College Dublin group was ... Read more...

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‘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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Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

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Rust and sand could help detect cervical cancer, diarrhoea


February 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists in Vietnam say that the next big thing in medical diagnostics could be magnetic nanoparticles of rust (iron oxide) coated with silicon dioxide, the material from which ... Read more...

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Miracle weed emerges as skin cancer cure


January 26th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The sap from milkweed, a common garden weed, can kill certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin. It works on non-melanoma skin cancers, which ... Read more...

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Common garden weed ‘can cure skin cancer’


January 26th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study conducted by scientists in Australia has revealed that a common weed can cure skin cancers.The sap from a plant known as petty spurge or milkweed ... Read more...

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New treatment for cancer using camel’s milk, urine?


January 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 12 (IANS/WAM) A team of researchers are claiming to have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer using camel's milk and urine.Abdalla A. Alnajjar, president ... Read more...

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Estrogen may promote spread of precancerous cells in oral cavity


January 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against pancreatic cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have made a new discovery that could be helpful in the fight against pancreatic cancer.By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene ... Read more...

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