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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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Ex-Brazilian president fears losing voice


March 31st, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he was more afraid of losing his voice than dying from cancer."If I lose ... Read more...

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Tumeric derivative found promising in tendinitis


August 11th, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A derivative of tumeric, the spice used in Indian preparations, has shown promise in treating sufferers of tendinitis, a painful condition.Researchers from the universities of Nottingham ... Read more...

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Soy ‘ups radiation’s ability to destroy lung cancer cells’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that a component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to destroy lung cancer cells."To improve radiotherapy for lung cancer cells, we are studying ... Read more...

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Punjab approves cash-less insurance for police


March 21st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) In a move that will benefit over 70,000 personnel of Punjab Police, the state government has approved a cash-less insurance scheme for them that will include ... Read more...

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Gene to sabotage breast cancer cells


February 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A designer gene delivered directly into breast cancer cells causes these to self-destruct -- thanks to a scientist's pioneering work. Helen McCarthy from Queen's School of Pharmacy, Belfast ... Read more...

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Dividing stem cells found to play crucial role spread of tumours


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that stem cells frequently play a crucial role in the spread of tumours and that if they can develop drugs to deactivate them, it would ... Read more...

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Oz scientists’ defective gene discovery solves colorectal cancer mystery


January 17th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): Australian scientists have discovered a 'defective' gene that may solve the age old mystery of why some colorectal cancer patients respond very well to radiotherapy but others not ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas to receive Icon Award


December 29th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Veteran actor Michael Douglas, who is recuperating after undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer, will receive the Icon Award at The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas to attend Golden Globes ceremony


December 20th, 2010 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Michael Douglas, who's recuperating after undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer, is planning to attend Golden Globe awards ceremony where he has been nominated ... Read more...

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Novel imaging technique may cut lymphedema in breast cancer patients


December 12th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Oncologists have pointed out that integrating single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the computerized tomography (CT) scans may offer breast cancer patients substantial protection against lymphedema.The ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulses can burn cancer cells


December 6th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Cancer can be 'burned up' with a new technique that uses magnetic pulses to heat tumour cells until they die. Scientists have found they can surround cancer ... Read more...

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Facebook allows breast cancer survivor’s scar pictures


November 25th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Facebook has retracted its controversial decision to ban a breast cancer survivor from posting the pictures of her scars on the social networking website, saying it supports ... Read more...

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Combining radiation therapy, chemo safely treats head and neck cancers


November 4th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new research has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a radiation therapy procedure pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) that precisely delivers a large ... Read more...

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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...

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Oz scientists make breast cancer breakthrough with protein discovery


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Making a huge breakthrough in potential breast cancer treatment, Australia's Brisbane-based researchers have found that the concentration of a protein that moves calcium into a specific area ... Read more...

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Cancer treatment takes toll on Douglas


September 26th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Hollywood actor Michael Douglas has been optimistic about his throat cancer treatment, but the stress and strains of radiotherapy and chemotherapy have begun to show on his face. Within ... Read more...

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Canadian woman survives being cut in half to beat ‘untreatable’ bone cancer


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A mother of two in Canada has become the first person to survive being cut in half after she was diagnosed with an "untreatable" form of bone cancer.Janis ... Read more...

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Patient rids himself of cancer before treatment


September 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A retired teacher has astonished doctors by getting himself rid of cancer even before treatment. Peter Crane, 60, diagnosed with leukaemia 18 months ago, was warned that the ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas considers cancer a minor slump in his life


September 8th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 8, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Michael Douglas was recently diagnosed with throat cancer and since then he has been treated by a throng of doctors. The 65-year old Academy Award winning ... Read more...

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Herpes virus helps treat cancer patients


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British researchers have successfully used a genetically engineered herpes virus to treat patients suffering from head and neck cancer. The virus was found to be more effective at killing ... Read more...

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Unborn Brit baby cures mother’s cancer by kicking!


July 25th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Miracle baby Harry Salter saved his mum's life - before he was even born by alerting the doctors of a tumour in her womb.Mum-to-be Claire feared she was ... Read more...

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Vitamin C ‘can block tumour growth’


July 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 20 (ANI): Vitamin C can help block the growth of cancer cells, found New Zealand researchers-a feat that could be quickly adopted into cancer treatment.After much controversy over the ... Read more...

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Vaccine offers hope against deadly skin cancer


May 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) A potent new vaccine that could reverse or even cure malignant melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, is on the anvil. Skin cancer is now the most common ... Read more...

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New vaccine may offer skin cancer cure


May 27th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have been given the go-ahead to test a vaccine, which they believe, could be used as a powerful weapon in the fight against malignant ... Read more...

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New tool allows precise targeting of radiotherapy for cancer radiation therapy


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new tool allows precise targeting of radiotherapy for cancer radiation therapy.Dr Corina Udrescu, from Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, said: "With this study we show that it is ... Read more...

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Drug firm Strides to buy out Aspen stake in JVs


March 18th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) Leading Indian generic drug maker Strides Arcolab will buy out 50 percent of the stake Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd of South Africa has in their two oncology joint ... Read more...

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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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Hike in MBBS seats at Shimla college okayed


December 17th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 17 (IANS) The Medical Council of India has recommended to the central government an increase in the number of MBBS seats in the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) ... Read more...

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Physicists fear CERN costs are threat to nuclear energy research in Britain


December 1st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): Reports indicate that physicists in Britain fear that the country's entire programme of nuclear research is under threat from a budget crisis at CERN, which could leave ... Read more...

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Brit man becomes world’s first person to undergo heart op using radiation


November 2nd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 02 (ANI): A 67-year-old British man has undergone a successful heart surgery using the revolutionary Cyberknife technology for the first time ever.Michael Kilby, who comes from Moreton in Marsh, Glouchestershire, ... Read more...

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Supervised exercise lessens fatigue in cancer patients undergoing chemo


October 14th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): High and low intense cardiovascular and resistance training can help reduce fatigue in cancer patients who are undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for advanced disease, claims a new ... Read more...

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Gene critical to cancer cell survival identified


October 6th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): University of York researchersclaim to have identified a gene that appears to play a crucial role in cancer cell survival.They have used a process called RNA interference to ... Read more...

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‘Dying’ cancer mum beats five brain tumours to make full recovery


October 6th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 06 (ANI): A woman in Britain whom doctors had said would die due to the five tumors present in her head has managed to survive.Forty-seven-year old Carole Budding of ... Read more...

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Chemo alone as effective as radiation for malignant brain tumour treatment


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2(ANI): A new study has revealed that initial chemotherapy alone is as effective as initial radiation therapy for patients who have undergone surgery for removal of very malignant brain tumour.With ... Read more...

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