The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) lately approved two Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for preventing cervical cancer. Now, the Supreme Court will take a deeper look into the matter.On Tuesday, SC asked the competent authority to produce the file as per which Drug Controller General of India approved administration of the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, said the apex court bench …
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Now cancer cells will be able to undergo self-destruction. According to a research published in the journal Nature Chemistry, a new molecule can cause cancer cells to destroy themselves. Researchers at the University of Texas found that a synthetic ion transporter could induce death in cancer cells by disturbing their delicate balance of ions, thereby triggering natural programmed death or …
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Bee, snake or scorpion venom can soon herald a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs, a team of scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher has reported. They have devised a method for targeting venom proteins specifically to malignant cells while sparing healthy ones that reduces or eliminates side effects that the toxins would otherwise cause. 'We have safely used venom toxins in tiny …
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There had been many innovations and inventions in the field of cancer research in an attempt to curb and control the condition effectively. But this new innovation seems to be above all the others. Now there are new age sensors or 'smart polymers' that can sniff out cancer-causing substances in extremely minute traces and also help in removing them from the air or water sources. This indicates …
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A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose the deadly skin cancer melanoma, says new research. The instrument can be used directly on a patient and accurately measure how deep a melanoma tumour extends into the skin, providing valuable information for treatment, diagnosis or prognosis. The technique relies on the photoacoustic effect in …
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A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that women having mutations in the PALB2 gene have on average a 35% increases chance of developing breast cancer by the age of 70 years. But the risk was also dependant on family history. So women who were carriers and also had more relatives affected by breast cancer, had an increased risk.   They study was …
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According to a new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology, aspirin may help lowering the chances of developing cancer of the digestive system. It may also reduce mortality rate of digestive cancer. The study suggested that if aspirin is taken daily for 10 years, it may reduce the number of bowel cancer cases by nearly 35 percent and deaths due to cancer by 40 …
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A study published in the journal Nature Chemistry mentions a new method used to synthesize artificial molecules called triplexes having similar structure to peptides that are naturally produced by the body to fight cancer and infection. These molecules have been successfully used to treat colon cancer cells in laboratory testing and posses a lot of potential in development of anti-cancer drugs …
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Writing down fears, emotions and benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, a research reveals. 'The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing instruction. Otherwise, writing is just like a journal recording facts and events,' said Qian Lu, assistant professor and director of the culture and health research …
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The absence of a protein known to reduce cancer risk can explain why brain tumours occur more often in males and are more harmful than similar tumours in females. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that retinoblastoma protein (RB) - a protein known to reduce cancer risk - is significantly less active in male brain cells than in female brain …
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Following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors' risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, says a study. Adults who had cancer as children are known to be at increased risk for the metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that increases the likelihood of developing heart disease and other health problems such as diabetes and stroke. People with the metabolic syndrome have …
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A new cell study has mapped one of the most important proteins in cell division that has a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer, which might also help fight against it. A team from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge produced the first detailed images of the anaphase-promoting complex (APC/C). …
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The proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden on cancer patients, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has said.The proposed wording of the regulation stipulates ‘explicit and specific patient consent’, meaning that researchers would have to approach patients every single time research is planned in order to …
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Sleeping at night with the lights on can not only add to your energy consumption, but also wake up breast cancer cells, a study suggests. Exposure to light at night, which shuts off night-time production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely-used breast cancer drug, the findings showed. 'High melatonin levels at night put breast cancer cells …
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