49-year-old Stacy Erholtz recovered from Myeloma (a type of cancer) and experienced remission after a single intravenous dose of the engineered measles! Thanks to virotherapy, a mode of therapy in which a virus which is specially engineered infects and kills cancer cells but spares normal tissues. ‘It is a very simple concept. Viruses naturally come into the body and they destroy tissue,’ …
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The question where does cancer originate has long occupied the attention of scientists and the answer may well be found in cancer stem cells, a study confirmed. The gene mutations driving cancer were tracked for the first time in patients back to cancer stem cells, according to the study. ‘We have identified a subset of cancer cells, shown that these rare cells are invariably the cells in …
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Researchers have proposed that an ‘on and off’ epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer. Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby genetically identical cells express their genes differently, resulting in different physical traits. The current paradigm states that cancer develops from environmental and genetic changes to cancer progenitor …
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Researchers have developed a new technology that could bring photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses lasers to activate special drugs to treat easily accessible tumours such as oral and skin cancer, into areas of the body which were previously inaccessible. The procedure, till now, has not been adept at fighting cancer deep inside the body. The approach involves using near-infrared beams of light …
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A 49-year-old US woman with advanced bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma is effectively cancer-free after receiving an experimental trial that injected her a single dose of an engineered measles vaccine, a study said. The patient, with tumors all over her body, including a three-cm-diametre one on her forehead, experienced complete remission of myeloma and has been clear of the disease for …
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A set of brave cancer survivors will set the ramp at a fashion show, Festival of Hope, on fire by doing the catwalk besides professional models and celebrities. Conceptualized by entrepreneur Shalini Vig Wadhwa in 2011, the fund-raising event, being organised in association with Cancer Society of India (CSI), will be held in Gurgaon Saturday. The idea behind the concept is to celebrate the …
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Actor Hugh Jackman, who was treated for skin cancer for the second time, believes there's a chance it will reappear at some point in future again. The 45-year-old, who underwent a surgery May 9 to get a Basel Cell Carsinoma (BCC) from the side of his nose removed, said he feels the disease will make a return some time soon, reports contactmusic.com. 'I'm realistic about the future and it's more …
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A host of Sunrisers Hyderabad players, including captain Shikhar Dhawan, joined cancer combating kids and played 'Sunrisers ? Juvenile Cancer Patients' cricket match at Apollo Cancer Hospital at Jubilee Hills here today. Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma were the other players who were present on the ocassion. They interacted with the cancer-stricken …
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Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said on Monday. The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and offers women advice on how to minimize their exposure. They include chemicals in gasoline, diesel and other vehicle …
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In a groundbreaking treatment, researchers at the National Cancer Institute in the US have harnessed a female patient's own immune system to fight cancer. The team sequenced the genome of her cancer and identified cells from her immune system that attacked a specific mutation in the malignant cells. Then they grew those immune cells in the lab and infused billions of them back into her …
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Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has been diagnosed with breast tumours at a hospital in New York. Doctors found the tumours 'quite big' and advised her biopsy to check on possible malignancy, bdnews24.com reported. The biopsy report is expected to come May 12. Taslima appears very worried because her mother had died of cancer and a brother was undergoing treatment for cancer in New …
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The unconditional and unflinching love dogs shower on humans might be useful in curing various ailments including cancer, says a study. A new research titled 'Canines and Childhood Cancer Study' is analysing the effect of animal-assisted therapy on children diagnosed with cancer. 'It is important to bring evidence-based science and rigorous data to what we already know,' said Robin Ganzert, …
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Over 250 new breast cancer cases are detected every year and hypertension is playing havoc with the health of Goans, who are otherwise known for their laid-back lifestyle, a survey said. The survey conducted by Indus Health Plus, a preventive healthcare company, also revealed that cardiovascular diseases top the list of lifestyle ailments in Goa, followed by obesity and hypertension. 'Over 250 …
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Detecting cancer could soon become a lot easier as scientists have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells. The nanosensor measures pH variations at the nanoscale - how acidic (a higher pH level) or alkaline (a lower pH level) it is. Cancer cells often display a lower pH compared to normal cells: the pH level inside cancer cells is higher than …
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