Breast cancer in woman is a real matter of concern. Though a cure for the same is still a distant dream, but there are certain things that one can do to reduce the risk of being a victim of the same. In a significant discovery, scientists have found a link between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer in a study of more than one million patients over a 14 year time period in Britain. …
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  A breakthrough discovery into how living cells process and respond to chemical information could help advance the development of treatment for cancers and other cellular disorders resistant to therapy, a research indicates. To achieve this, scientists have unlocked the secret behind the activation of the Ras family of proteins - one of the most important components of cellular signaling …
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Cancer of the mouth and throat are the most common cancers in Indian males, because of the high incidence of smoking, chewing tobacco and the widespread use of pan masala. In fact, the diasporic Indian population has even led to an increase of cancer of the mouth in the Western world! As far as the treatment for head and neck cancers is concerned, radiotherapy remains an integral part of the …
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Researchers have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma - the most common form of primary brain cancer - will respond to chemotherapy. 'Every patient diagnosed with glioblastoma is treated with a chemotherapy called temozolomide. About 15 percent of these patients derive long-lasting benefit,' said Clark Chen from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. 'We …
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When it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear may be good for you as researchers found that fear and worry about skin cancer had a bigger influence on people's use of sunscreen than information about the statistical likelihood of developing the disease. 'The findings suggest that clinicians might want to think more about feelings when encouraging people to use sunscreen,' said Marc …
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An Indian-origin researcher at the University of Minnesota has discovered that triptolide -- an extract of the Chinese herb thunder god vine (tirpterygium wilforii) -- suppresses a key protein that helps pancreatic cancer cells thrive. GRP78, a protein that protects cells from dying, is more abundant in cancer cells and tissue than in normal organs and is thought to play a role in helping …
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Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer in Indian women and a quarter of the world’s cervical cancer patients live in India! It is indeed ironical that a cancer that can be prevented by a vaccine and detected in a pre malignant state receives such little attention from the media. Caused by infection with the Human Papilloma Virus( HPV), cervical cancer involves the opening of the uterus into …
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Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer, his personal physician has said. Koirala left for the US last week for treatment of his lung condition. 'It is unfortunate to say that Prime Minister Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Upon the recommendation of doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he will undergo radiotherapy,' doctor …
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Mattel's ' Chemo Barbie', Ella, can help young girls fight cancer. The bald-headed doll, who is Barbie's good friend, somehow makes the cancer patients understand and come to terms with their situation, Metro reported. Ella doll, which was first manufactured in 2012, was just distributed among hospitals around the U.S, however, after a cancer sufferer's mother, Melissa, started an online …
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In a new ray of hope for the deadly pancreatic cancer patients, scientists have identified a protein that can be targeted for treating the disease.Researchers from Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Spain have identified a protein called galectin-1 as a possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer. For the first time, they have demonstrated the effects of the inhibition of …
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Only a single gene decides whether a rare form of cancer called thymoma, derived from the epithelial cells of the thymus, an organ critical to the lymphatic system where T-cells, or so-called 'killer cells,' mature, will be aggressive or non-aggressive, finds a new study. Very little is known about the role of the gene mutation GTF2l in human tumours, but the scientists said almost all indolent …
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July 1 is National Doctor's Day Little hand-made greeting cards, decorated candles and bookmarks are lined up on a table as a group of children painstakingly give final touches to gifts that they have made over the past few weeks. This is not a scene at a playschool but at the patients ward at the Palliative Care Centre of NGO Cankids...Kidscan, where children undergoing treatment for cancer are …
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In some aggressive tumours, patients may benefit from a class of anti-inflammatory drugs called JAK inhibitors, currently prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, a new research finds. Studying triple-negative breast cancer, researchers found that some aggressive tumours rely on an antiviral pathway that appears to drive inflammation. The tumours that activate this particular antiviral pathway …
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Researchers, led by Indian origin scientist Ravindra Uppaluri, from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of oral tumours in people. The discovery would soon lead to an easily available diagnostic test that could guide treatment, according to researchers. Working on mice, the investigators found a consistent pattern of gene …
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