treatment of cancer

China launches cancer screening programme


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto ... Read more...

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Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital to be expanded


June 13th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has decided to allot another five acres of land to the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital to enable it expand, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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Chavez not to attend Americas summit


April 15th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 15 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is battling cancer, will not attend the Sixth Summit of the Americas as advised by his doctors, said the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Iran unveils latest nuclear achievements (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) At a ceremony to unveil the country's latest nuclear achievements, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- clad in a white lab coat -- Wednesday fed home-made nuclear ... Read more...

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Drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice: Study


February 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... Read more...

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Cuba working on anti-cancer treatment using scorpion venom


November 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is working on four research projects on anti-cancer treatments using the venom of a type of scorpion that is endemic to the island, government officials ... Read more...

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Three share Nobel in Medicine


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 3 (IANS) Three scientists Monday won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries of the immune system that opened up new avenues for the treatment of ... Read more...

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Draw up workable scheme for free treatment to poor patients: Apex court


August 25th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Delhi government to draw up a "workable scheme" for the 27 city private hospitals to provide free treatment to ... Read more...

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Punjab establishes fund for cancer patients


June 5th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday announced the setting up of the Chief Minister Cancer Relief Fund to provide financial help up to Rs.150,000 to cancer patients in ... Read more...

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Vaccine that stops all tumours in their tracks to be available by 2013-end


April 15th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): A 'universal' vaccine, which is part of a new generation of drugs that use the body's own defences to fight the disease, stopping tumours in their tracks, could ... Read more...

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Injectable gel could ease crippling joint pains


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An injectable gel could ease the crippling joint pains that a large number of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients suffer from."We think this platform could be ... Read more...

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How reovirus kills cancer cells


February 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has found a virus that can help treat cancer.Reoviruses are successfully being used in clinical trials to treat patients with cancer.Not only does the ... Read more...

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Cancer-killing medical ’smart bomb’ comes closer to reality


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to creating a medical 'smart bomb' that would seek out and eradicate the root of cancer cells - by developing the world's ... Read more...

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Scientists bring cancer cells back under normal control


January 19th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have brought cancer cells back under normal control by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes.The discovery by University of Nottingham researchers could form a powerful new technology platform ... Read more...

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Indian, Australian experts working on new cancer treatment


January 7th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) A team of Indian and Australian researchers is developing new tools for improved identification and treatment of cancer.Wei Duan, associate professor at Deakin University, who led the Australian ... Read more...

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Scientists announce new approach to target cancer


November 18th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of academics have announced a new research that provides potential for exciting new approaches to targeting diseases such as cancer.They have also announced the potential ... Read more...

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Arsenic could improve survival for leukaemia patients


November 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that arsenic, a toxic compound, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute leukaemia.Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers conducted ... Read more...

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‘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...

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Punjab seeks centre’s help for cancer-affected belt


September 21st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Concerned about the rising cases of cancer in the state's Malwa belt, the Punjab government has urged the union government to allocate special funds from the National ... Read more...

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Mudgal’s voice creates magic at cancer patients’ fundraiser


August 29th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ragas gave a healing touch at the Chinmaya Mission auditorium here when renowned classical singer Shubha Mudgal rendered verses of Kabir at a fundraiser for cancer patients. ... Read more...

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Peony flowers may ease ill-effects of chemotherapy


August 19th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A perennial favourite of gardeners, peony flowers may soon help ease chemotherapy's side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and weight loss. Given in combination with three ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese herbal recipe eases chemo’s side effects


August 19th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Yale University researchers have reported that a combination of Chinese herbs in use for more than 1,800 years reduced the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy in mice, while ... Read more...

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Saliva could hold clue to cancer cure


July 4th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): Scientists have developed a revolutionary saliva test that could hold the clue to a cure for cancer.According to the researchers, the test could be used for widespread early ... Read more...

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FDA Authorizes A New Prostate Cancer Drug


June 18th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of America endorsed the initial prostate cancer chemotherapy drug. This drug has been described as one ... Read more...

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Roger Ebert: Webby Person Of The Year


May 11th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Roger Ebert may have lost his power of speech after undergoing a surgery for the treatment of cancer, but this is no deterrent for ... Read more...

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Cancer cases on rise in Kerala region


May 7th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The central government has asked Kerala to strengthen its medical facilities to treat cancer cases after a rise in such cases was detected in the state, the ... Read more...

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Apollo plans 32 new hospitals in two years


March 18th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) India's largest private healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals plans to set up 32 new hospitals in the country over the next two years. While 11 new hospitals will come ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology approach may fight problems linked to chemo


February 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a nanotechnology approach that potentially could eliminate the problems of side effects and drug resistance in the treatment of cancer.Under traditional chemotherapy, cancer cells, ... Read more...

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New approach to kill paediatric brain tumours


February 10th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have suggested a new approach to kill paediatric brain tumours.During the study, the research team robotically "fired" 2,000 ... Read more...

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Now, ‘nano cocktail’ to target and kill tumours


January 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have developed what they call a 'cocktail' of nano-sized particles that is capable of identifying and killing cancerous tumours.According to the team from ... Read more...

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Why cancer cells don’t commit suicide


December 10th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 10 (IANS) New research at a Canadian university has found clues as to why cancer cells don't die. When cells experience DNA damage, they try to repair it, the research says. ... Read more...

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Faulty immune memory can trigger cold sores, cancer


November 10th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) A faulty immune memory can trigger infections that may lead to cold sores and even cancer in some people, say researchers. The memory circuit, identified by the research team, ... Read more...

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Cholesterol drugs may be effective against cancer too


October 28th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide use statins, a class of drugs used to lower blood cholesterol, but new research shows they may also be effective against cancer. Statins lower cholesterol ... Read more...

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Statins may be effective against cancer


October 28th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering medicines, also known as statins, can prove effective in the treatment of cancer, says a new study.The research from the University of Gothenburg has been published in ... Read more...

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Pre-targeting approach may lead to personalised cancer therapies


October 5th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Bringing personalized medicine one step closer from the laboratory to patients, researchers in The Netherlands have shown the potential to pre-target the treatment of cancer cells.Pretargeting combines new ... Read more...

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