oncology

70 percent of childhood cancers can be cured: Experts


June 21st, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Cure for cancers afflicting children have witnessed an improvement by around 70 percent, experts said at a seminar on childhood cancer here Thursday."The solid tumours ... Read more...

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Panacea Biotec commissions anti-cancer unit in Himachal


March 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) Healthcare management company Panacea Biotec has commissioned an oncology unit in this Himachal Pradesh industrial town.This new manufacturing facility, with an outlay of Rs.55 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cancer patients hope for children - with fertility preservation (Feature)


March 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Newly married and with a great job, life had just begun for 30-year-old Anshul Sharma when it suddenly hit the pause button. He was diagnosed ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host global healthcare meet


March 8th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 7th International Conference of Al Noor (ICAN) under the patronage of Nahyan Bin Mubarak ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Girls are equally good in maths


December 14th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Girls are equivalent to boys in maths and any perceived differences can be explained by attitude towards women, reveals a study.The study is based on data ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cancer can be fought — and won


November 16th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With new breakthroughs in medicine and early diagnosis, any type of cancer can be overcome, experts said Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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Tobacco causing 50 percent head, neck cancers: Study


August 21st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Tobacco consumption is causing nearly half of head and neck cancers in the country, a study by a cancer research centre said here Sunday."Nearly 50 ... Read more...

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Exercise helps brain cancer patients live longer: Study


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 22 (IANS) Brain cancer patients who are able to exercise live significantly longer than patients who are not able to do so, says a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Cancer cells survive easily and researchers have now identified how biochemical pathways rewired by cancer cells help them cheat death."This work focused on understanding how cancer ... Read more...

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Flaxseed no cure for hot flashes during menopause


June 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Flaxseed provides no benefit in easing hot flashes like sweating and rapid heartbeat among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women.The placebo-controlled study, conducted by Mayo Clinic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

2cm bullet removed from Chinese farmer head after 23 years!


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Surgeons have removed a two-centimetre bullet from the head of a Chinese farmer after 23 years.In 1988 Wang Tianqing, who lives in Zhangjiakouin city in northern China's Hebei ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered


March 15th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs.A team led by scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeted cancer drug more effective after first-line treatment


February 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Feb 28 (ANI): New trials have shown that targeted cancer drug Erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Wonderdrug’ keeps breast cancer away


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Experts have found that breast cancer drug Herceptin could keep new tumours away for more than four years.They found that four years on, patients who received Herceptin -dubbed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Losing hair at 20 linked to increased risk of prostate cancer


February 16th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A French study has found that men who start to lose hair at the age of 20 are more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi doctors remove 7 kg ovarian tumour


February 11th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) An ovarian tumor weighing 7 kg was successfully removed by doctors in a city hospital in a four-hour long surgery, hospital officials said Friday. The 45-year-old woman ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Software turns fuzzy x-rays, MRIs into coloured 3D pictures


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) A special software called BodyViz converts fuzzy x-rays, MRIs and ultrasounds into full-colour 3D pictures.Surgeons can visually slice away the layers to examine a patient's anatomy and insert ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise can help slash prostate cancer risk in men


January 6th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Regular exercise can help men with prostate cancer halve their risk of dying from the disease, a British study has found.The study found that physical activity was linked ... Read more...

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TB patients ‘more prone to lung cancer’


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A new study has provided compelling evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Scientists at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TB patients at a higher risk for lung cancer: Study


January 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1(ANI): A new study has found evidence of increased lung cancer risk among people with tuberculosis.Researchers at China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan randomly selected 1 million patients covered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scan spots womb cancer before symptoms show up


December 13th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A test that can detect womb cancer in women months or even years before any symptoms show up has been developed.The ultrasound scan can pick up the first ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women who sunbathe regularly ‘live longer’


December 4th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A leading cancer specialist has claimed that women who regularly sunbathe live longer.Hakan Olsson's claims are based on a study of 40,000 women.The expert, who works in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking and radiation therapy for head, neck cancers don’t mix


November 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with head and neck cancer who have never smoked have much better survival rates after radiation therapy than patients with a history of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Smart’ new drug shows promise in ovarian cancer


November 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Sixty percent of women with ovarian cancer could be helped by a new 'smart' drug treatment currently being developed, say scientists. Until now it was only thought ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chemo-radiotherapy prevents bladder cancer recurrences


October 26th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A study has revealed that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy could benefit bladder cancer sufferers.The combination allows 67 percent of people to be free of the disease in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prostate cancer screening improves patients’ quality of life


October 26th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study demonstrated that men treated for prostate cancer who were diagnosed after the start of routine screening are less vulnerable to disease spreading to other body ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women can ‘inherit breast cancer from mother’s or father’s side’


October 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women at risk of breast cancer miss out on tests and early diagnosis because their father's family's health history is disregarded.Canadian researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: ‘Magic pill’ for men with aggressive prostate cancer (re-sue)


October 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A study from the Institute of Cancer Research based in London and Surrey indicates that a potentially life-prolonging pill for men with aggressive prostate cancer could be available ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: ‘Magic pill’ for men with aggressive prostate cancer


October 12th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A study from the Institute of Cancer Research based in London and Surrey indicates that a potentially life-prolonging pill for men with aggressive prostate cancer could be available ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rigorous exercise cuts breast cancer risk by 64pc


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that vigorous exercise for more than two hours per week reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Contraception device may help treat endometrial cancer


September 29th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that intrauterine devices, originally developed as contraceptives, can also be used to treat and cure cancer of the endometrium.The finding opens the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug pazopanib could revolutionize thyroid cancer treatment


September 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers are studying the effects of the drug pazopanib that may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancer.Out of 37 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prevention is best medicine for cancer: Experts


September 19th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Preventive care would prove to be the best medicine for cancer in India, experts believe. "Preventive oncology is the treatment India needs for curbing cancer because over 55 ... Read more...

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