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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators


March 11th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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Many keep smoking even after cancer diagnosis


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A large number of people, believe it or not, continue to puff away merrily even after being diagnosed with lung and colorectal (large intestine) cancer.Putting a ... Read more...

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China’s ‘cancer village’ draws unwelcome attention


August 19th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A village in China's southwestern Yunnan province, where a chemical plant has discharged chromium slag for the last 10 years, is today known as a "cancer ... Read more...

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Now, an ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out cancer from patient’s breath!


April 20th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
The highly sophisticated device can detect even malignant head and neck cancer tumors, which are often hard to diagnose.The 'Nano Artificial Nose' or Na-Nose has been tested on a small sample group, ... 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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New drug hope for lung cancer sufferers


March 29th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Lung cancer sufferers, who have stopped responding to chemotherapy, could benefit from a new drug which is undergoing tests. The experimental drug, known as LY2181308, aims ... Read more...

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Mentholated ciggies ‘no more harmful than regular ones’


March 24th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that smokers of mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer than other smokers.In fact, contrary to a popular hypothesis, menthol ... Read more...

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New technique offers fresh hope to lung cancer sufferers


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists say that a simple new technique could help improve diagnosis and treatment options for lung cancer sufferers.The new method involves counting the number of tumour cells in ... Read more...

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Partners of cancer patients become ill themselves


March 4th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that people who are married to or cohabiting with a cancer patient suffer more illness in the year following their spouse or partner's ... Read more...

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Blood protein in lung cancer may help improve diagnosis, treatment


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein in the blood of lung cancer patients that could be used in a test for the disease, which is difficult to diagnose in ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... Read more...

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Sudden smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that quitting smoking suddenly could be an early symptom of lung cancer for longtime smokers."It is widely known that many lung cancer patients have stopped ... Read more...

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Diets high in fish oil ‘help maintain weight during chemotherapy’


February 28th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has found that fish oil may help cancer patients-who undergo tremendous weight loss during chemotherapy-regain weight.Researchers suspect that supplementing the diet with fish oil-which contains ... Read more...

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Fish oil fights weight loss from chemotherapy


February 28th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Supplementing diet with fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. The process can cause cancer patients to lose ... Read more...

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Cheap, fast test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers


February 26th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): US researchers have found that an inexpensive and rapid testing method can effectively identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with ... Read more...

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Anti-estrogen medication ‘cuts risk of dying from lung cancer’


January 24th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual's risk of death from lung cancer, says a new study.The research supports the hypothesis that there is a ... Read more...

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Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified


December 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).RFA, ... Read more...

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New drug shows promise against certain lung cancers


October 29th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that more than half of patients with a specific kind of lung cancer are responding positively to a treatment that targets the gene ... Read more...

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TTF therapy, chemo combo ‘increase survival for lung cancer patients’


October 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Novocure reported today that patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) achieved a significant increase in survival time when tumour treating fields (TTF) therapy was added to ... Read more...

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Cheek swab may spot lung cancer


October 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): Scientists have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology.The study has been conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Potential new method for early lung cancer detection


October 6th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): Scientists have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology.The study has been conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Lung cancer culprit could offer therapeutic target


September 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): New research has suggested that a tiny molecule, which spurs the progression of lung cancer, could become a key player in fighting the disease.Scientists have known that the ... Read more...

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Aussies ‘world’s least sympathetic when it comes to lung cancer patients’


August 29th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 29 (ANI): A new research has found that Australians are the world's least sympathetic when it comes to patients diagnosed with lung cancer.Three in 10 Australians (29 per cent) said ... 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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Don’t count on selenium to prevent lung cancer, suggests study


June 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking the popular mineral supplement selenium doesn't reduce the likelihood of lung cancer recurrence.Lead author Daniel D. Karp, a professor in the ... Read more...

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Shark cartilage does not improve lung cancer survival


May 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, ... Read more...

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Blood test could identify lung cancer patients likely to respond to drug erlotinib


May 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A simple blood test could identify lung cancer patients who will respond positively to the drug erlotinib, reveals a new study.The researchers found that testing for the presence ... Read more...

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Smokers With Lung Cancer Can Always Quit The Habit, And Live Longer


January 25th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study has shown some ray of hope for those who have been diagnosed with lung cancer due to smoking, the commonest cause. The study ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt doubles survival chances in lung cancer patients


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Kicking the butt can double chances of survival in people with lung cancer, says a new study.Published in the British Medical Journal online, the study is the first ... Read more...

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Scientists make breakthrough in small-cell lung cancer


January 14th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to predict which patients with small-cell lung cancer may be resistant to first-line chemotherapy.This breakthrough made by Researchers for TGen Clinical Research Services ... Read more...

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Novel therapy may eradicate lung cancer


October 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have suggested a novel therapeutic strategy that would completely eradicate lung cancer.Researchers Pier Paolo Scaglioni and Georgia Konstantinidou have shown that using ... Read more...

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Cetuximab drug with chemo may cut death risk in lung cancer patients


September 22nd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Giving drug cetuximab (Erbitux) along with chemotherapy can significantly reduce death risk in lung cancer patients, researchers have found.The study showed that patients with advanced non-small cell ... Read more...

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Turning off oncogene may inhibit lung cancer stem cells’ growth


September 9th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): A lung cancer oncogene, called PKCiota, is necessary for the proliferation of lung cancer stem cells, and turning it off could act as a key for the treatment ... Read more...

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Lung cancer patients’ pre-treatment life quality can predict odds of survival


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A lung cancer patient's likelihood of survival can be predicted by looking at his/her quality of life before the treatment, according to a study.Led by Dr. Yingwei ... Read more...

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