types of cancer

‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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Cuba showcases cancer vaccines


March 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 6 (IANS) Cuba's biotechnology industry is showcasing the latest advances in the anti-cancer vaccines at the 29th Havana International Biotechnology Congress.Monday's opening session was attended by 600 experts ... Read more...

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Re-heating cooking oil could be toxic for health


February 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Re-heating cooking medium such as sunflower oil could release toxic compounds, which could be linked with brain diseases and some types of cancer.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Latin brew bumps off colon cancer cells


January 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) A taste for Latin brew could be a potent and easy way of protecting oneself against the ravages of colon cancer.These cancer cells, when exposed to ... Read more...

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Breast cancer is a major killer in Pakistan


January 12th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Every year 40,000 women die due to breast cancer in Pakistan, which has one of the highest incidences of the disease in Asia, experts have said.One ... Read more...

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Cancer cases rise alarmingly in northeast: Experts


October 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 14 (IANS) Incidence of cancer has been rising alarmingly in the hilly northeastern region of India, almost half the cases being attributed to consumption of tobacco products, ... Read more...

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New way of treating lung cancer soon


October 11th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which aggressive lung cancers re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.The study, conducted by a team from Monash (Australia), ... Read more...

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Estrogen found to protect against gastric cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that estrogen protects women from the gastric inflammation that can lead to cancer. They are working on treatment that mimics estrogen's cancer-suppressing effects. ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secrets of cancer-driving enzyme


May 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme which drives cancer growth, thus paving the way for improved cancer-fighting therapies. The number of ... Read more...

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Aspirin reduces risk of cancer recurrence in prostate cancer patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that aspirin can reduce cancer recurrence in patients with prostate cancer.Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have, in the largest study on this topic, found ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s disease linked to increased risk of prostate cancer, melanoma


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have found strong evidence that Parkinson's disease is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer and melanoma.They also discovered that ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that cuts bladder cancer risk identified


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a common genetic variation, which is linked to both bladder cancer risk and to the length ... Read more...

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Organic nanoparticle that uses sound, heat to treat tumors created


March 21st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): An organic nanoparticle that is completely non-toxic, biodegradable and nimble in the way it uses light and heat to treat cancer and deliver drugs, has been created by ... 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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Obesity can cause cancer: Experts


February 14th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Body fat, known to trigger problems related to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, is also a potential cause of different types of cancer, experts believe."Excess fat leads to ... Read more...

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‘Satnav’ device ‘could find cancer tumours in body in just one session’


February 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A 'satnav' like radiotherapy device promises to help doctors treat patients with tumours almost anywhere in the body in a single session.The Novalis Tx machine uses a targeting ... Read more...

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Miracle weed emerges as skin cancer cure


January 26th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The sap from milkweed, a common garden weed, can kill certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin. It works on non-melanoma skin cancers, which ... Read more...

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Common garden weed ‘can cure skin cancer’


January 26th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study conducted by scientists in Australia has revealed that a common weed can cure skin cancers.The sap from a plant known as petty spurge or milkweed ... Read more...

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Beware, smoking damages your body within minutes


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have issued a stark warning about smoking - it begins to damage your genes within mere minutes and not years after it reaches your lungs.Their report is ... Read more...

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Search for cancer ‘biomarkers’ to make treatments more effective


January 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A Florida State University scientist is working to identify a variety of 'biomarkers' that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of breast and prostate cancers."Biomarkers are indicators ... Read more...

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Breast cancer campaign ‘diverting attention’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): The high-profile awareness campaign about breast cancer is diverting attention from other types of cancer, says a leading cancer specialist.The breast cancer lobby's 'pink steamroller' has diverted public ... Read more...

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New data shows that there is no increase in cancer cases in Erin Brockovich’s town


January 4th, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hinkley, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The town that became famous after the Julia Roberts movie, Erin Brockovich was shot there, has not shown any increased cases of cancer.The town, Hinkley in ... Read more...

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Wealthy people more likely to be get certain cancers


December 19th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): People living in wealthy suburbs are more likely to get certain types of cancer than those living in poorer zones, according to a report by Australian Institute of ... Read more...

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Breast cancer among pregnant women on rise


December 13th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Breast cancer rates among pregnant women are on the rise, warns an expert. The diagnosis of the disease in expectant mothers leads to a terrible dilemma as the ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice could be key to new cancer therapies


December 13th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): New therapies for preventing cancer may be on their way as scientists have identified components in pomegranate juice that inhibit the movement of cancer cells.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Small molecule may deactivate enemy of cancer-fighting p53


December 8th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists are conducting a pioneering clinical trial to test the effectiveness in leukemia of a small molecule that shuts down MDM2, a protein that can disable the well-known ... Read more...

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Everyone over 45 should take aspirin daily: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) People above 45 years of age should consider a daily dose of aspirin to protect themselves from heart disease and cancer, researchers say.Evidence is building that the ... Read more...

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Aspirin advised for everyone over 45 to keep heart disease, cancer at bay


November 24th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A small daily dose of aspirin for everyone aged over 45 could help keep heart disease and cancer at bay, suggest experts.The Oxford University research published in the ... Read more...

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New mechanism regulating body’s 24-hour clock identified


November 12th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified for the first time a novel mechanism that regulates circadian rhythm, the master clock that controls the body's natural 24-hour physiological cycle.These new findings ... Read more...

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Aspirin may cut bowel cancer risk


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Taking Aspirin regularly may cut chances of getting bowel cancer by a quarter.The amount required is only 75 mg, the dose taken by millions of heart attack survivors ... Read more...

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Excess of protein used as anti-cancer drug triggers Parkinson’s disease


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that over-activation of a single protein may shut down the brain-protecting effects of a molecule and increases the likeliness of the most common ... Read more...

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Muscle wasting in cancer also damages the heart: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research in mice suggests that the wasting disease associated with some cancers that is typically seen affecting skeletal muscles can also cause significant damage to the heart.Before ... Read more...

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Drugs to fight bone thinning double cancer risk


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of women taking drugs to reverse bone thinning could be doubling their oesophagus (gut) cancer risk. A major study shows those taking bisphosphonate (a class of ... Read more...

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