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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Marijuana causes testicular cancer


September 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Using marijuana could have really damaging consequences as it causes testicular cancer, for instance, which only gets worse with time, a study says.The University of Southern ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may provide protection against endometrial cancer


April 6th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes and also women with Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS), may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer, researchers at the University of Warwick ... Read more...

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Surgeons remove half of pelvis, save leg during bone cancer treatment


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System and Moores Cancer Center have successfully treated a rare bone cancer.During the surgery, doctors removed 50 percent of a patient's pelvis. ... Read more...

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A moving account of fighting and living with breast cancer (IANS Book Review)


November 29th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan Book: The Red Devil - To Hell With Cancer - and Back; Author: Katherine Russell Rich; Category: Non fiction; Publisher: Tranquebar; Price: Rs: 275.Author Katherine Russell Rich's account of her ... Read more...

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Targeted breast ultrasound effective for women under 30


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that targeted breast ultrasound should be the primary imaging technique used to evaluate focal breast signs and symptoms of disease in women younger ... Read more...

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How protein ‘assassin’ kills rogue cells in our bodies


November 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has discovered how a protein 'assassin' called perforin punches holes in, and kills, rogue cells in our bodies."Perforin is our body's weapon of cleansing and ... Read more...

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Women in urban areas more prone to breast cancer


October 6th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Urban women are more prone to breast cancer than their rural counterparts due to changing lifestyle and stress.So says Galaxy Cancer Institute's radiation oncology department director ... Read more...

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Micro-RNA decides malignancy of lung cancer


September 9th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): Micro-RNA is what determines the malignancy of lung cancer, found a new study.Professor Dr. Heike Allgayer, head of a Clinical Cooperation Unit of DKFZ and UMM, is an ... Read more...

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Deadly brain tumour’s strength may be a weakness as well


August 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that the deadliness of a brain tumour could be its weakness as well.The team of researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer ... Read more...

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Holbrooke says corruption helps Taliban to win recruits


July 29th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard C Holbrooke has claimed that rampant corruption in Afghanistan is providing the Taliban with its number ... Read more...

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“Dr. Death” Jayant Patel removed patient’s colon without proper investigation, court told


March 24th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Mar. 24 (ANI): Former Indian-origin surgeon Dr. Jayant Patel a.k.a. "Dr. Death" was too quick to remove a patient's colon without adequate investigation over his cancer concerns, the Brisbane Supreme Court ... Read more...

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India-born doctor ‘failed to investigate’ cancer concerns


March 24th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, March 24 (IANS) India-born doctor Jayant Patel "failed to adequately investigate" cancer concerns in a patient before he removed his colon, an Australian court was told Wednesday. A local doctor, Marthinus Nel, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked to survival in lymphoma patients


December 6th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): The amount of vitamin D in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is strongly linked to cancer progression and overall survival, according to a new study."These ... Read more...

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Drug that reverses resistance to chemotherapy identified


September 25th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time shown that inhibiting the action of an enzyme called TAK-1 could make pancreatic cancer cells sensitive to chemotherapy, paving the way for ... Read more...

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Clotting in veins close to skin linked to life-threatening deep-vein blood clots


July 21st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Patients with superficial vein thrombosis, clotting in blood vessels close to the skin, are at an increased risk of developing life-threatening condition deep vein thrombosis, according to a ... Read more...

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Ultrasound better than symptom analysis in detecting ovarian cancer


July 13th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new study conducted by doctors at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center-Markey Cancer Center suggests that ultrasound outperforms symptom analysis when it comes to detecting ovarian ... Read more...

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Low-fat diet may protect against liver cancer


June 12th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Switching over to a low-fat diet might provide protection against liver cancer, finds a new study.The research team from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Case Western ... Read more...

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3T MRI detects breast cancer not visible via mammography, sonography


May 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Lesions in early breast cancer, not seen via mammography and sonography, can be easily detected by 3T MRI, a powerful tool for evaluating patients with a high risk ... Read more...

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Cancer institute ties up with Novartis to aid poor patients


April 13th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, April 13 (IANS) A premier cancer research institute distributed free dosages of an oncology drug here Monday under an arrangement with multinational pharmaceutical major Novartis. "The first patient has been administered Glivec, ... Read more...

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Indian American scientist tracks turmeric’s curative element


March 7th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian American scientist have discovered how the main curative ingredient of turmeric - used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems ... Read more...

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Why ”Holy powder” turmeric is a panacea for all ills


March 7th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Indian "holy powder" turmerics health-related properties are due to its ability to make cell membranes more orderly, which improves cells resistance to infection and malignancy, according to ... Read more...

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New approach to treat lung cancer offers high cure rates


March 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new technique to treat lung cancer at Temple University might double a persons chances of surviving the deadly disease, and that too without the need of ... Read more...

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New enzyme behind cancer growth identified


December 4th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have discovered a new enzyme that seems to play a primary role in how cancer tumours expand and ... Read more...

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Novel statistical model may help reduce breast-lesion biopsies


December 1st, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Using MRI exams, scientists have developed a new method of characterizing breast lesions, which could in turn help in reducing biopsies of benign tumours with the benefits ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug increases blood clot risk


November 19th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): After analysing randomised controlled trials, scientists have found that cancer drug bevacizumab significantly increases the risk of venous thromboembolism, i.e. blood clots in the deep veins of ... Read more...

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Influenza vaccination may cut risk of blood clotting in veins


November 10th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that influenza vaccination can help reduce the risk of blood clots forming in veins by 26 percent Our study suggests for the first ... Read more...

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Indian-led Saudi team makes major cancer diagnosis breakthrough


July 17th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists led by a Saudi Arabia-based Indian has made a major breakthrough in lung cancer diagnosis. The team, led by Vadevel Masilamani of King ... Read more...

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Magnetic Nanoparticles flush cancer cells out of mices bodies


July 17th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Georgia Tech scientists have devised a novel way to flush cancer cells out of the body using magnetic nanoparticles.Lab experiments on mice that furnished such promising results ... Read more...

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Cancer cure in mice to get human trials


June 30th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A potential cure for cancer that destroyed advanced tumours in mice is to be tested on human patients for the first time by scientists at Wake Forest ... Read more...

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Scientists to test cancer ‘cure’ in mice on humans


June 29th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Scientists are all set to embark on human trials to test whether a new cancer treatment found effective in mice will be as good for humans. The treatment ... Read more...

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Cancer hospital fined Rs.500,000 for medical negligence


June 20th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A well known cancer hospital here was fined Rs.500,000 Friday by the Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for medical negligence in conducting a surgery without any test ... Read more...

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Genes that may pave the way for next-generation cancer therapies identified


May 26th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new class of genes, called cooperation response genes (CRGs), which can reveal a great deal about cancer cell function and may also help ... Read more...

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MRI effective in differentiating blood supply to medial and lateral breast tumours


April 12th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Miami in Miami, FL and the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, Israel, have found that the use of MRI is effective ... Read more...

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Frequent blood donation not linked to donors risk of cancers


April 9th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that frequent blood donation does not change a persons risk of developing cancer.Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found no clear ... Read more...

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