Cancer

Report suggests neglected cancer is killing many youth

Report suggests neglected cancer is killing many youthWashington D.C.[India], Oct. 11 : A recent report shows thatfunding for research into brain tumors is still woefully inadequate, despite it being the biggest cancer killer of children and people under the age of 40.

The brain tumor research team at Plymouth University focuses on identifying and understanding the mechanism that makes a cell become cancerous and exploring ways in which to halt or reverse that mechanism.


Screenings may help oldies ward off cervical cancer

Screenings may help oldies ward off cervical cancerWashington D.C, Jul 21 - Pap smear screenings may sound terrifying, but it turns out, the brief discomfort of lying back and baring all for a stranger can actually be worth a life.


Celebi organises cancer awareness and detection camps

Celebi organises cancer awareness and detection camps New Delhi, July 21 : Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt. Ltd. in association with Indian Cancer Society (ICS) has organized four cancer awareness and detection camps at Najafgarh, Palam, Gurgaon and Delhi Cantonment.

The aim of this exercise, facilitated by three senior members of ICS, was to sensitise its workers to learn and come forward for preventing cancer in society by improving one's lifestyle habits and discipline.


Chinese face growing cancer risk from dioxin

Chinese face growing cancer risk from dioxinBeijing: The Chinese are facing growing cancer risk from dioxin due to changes in their dietary patterns over the past three decades, a research has found.


Childhood cancer survivors face eye movement disorder

Childhood cancer survivors face eye movement disorderLondon, Feb 21 Commonly used chemotherapy toxins can impair the childhood cancer survivors' eye motor skills -- the eyes' ability to follow moving objects, new research has found.

"We observed that most of these patients were not able to move their eyes smoothly and steadily, but jerkily and fitfully," said one of the researchers Per-Anders Fransson from Lund University in Sweden.


Now, a urine test that 'sniffs' out prostate cancer

Now, a urine test that 'sniffs' out prostate cancer Washington D. C, Feb 12 : With a team of scientists creating a urine diagnostic test that can smell out prostate cancer, current invasive investigations that men undergo may soon become a history.


Oral sex can give you head, neck cancer

Oral sex can give you head, neck cancerLondon, Jan 23 - You may want to rethink before playing the body trumpet as a new study has revealed that oral sex can raise the risk for head and neck cancer by seven times.


`Killer` cancer risks the heart

`Killer` cancer risks the heartLondon, Dec 6 - Cancer is not just a killer, it also risks the heart, according to a new study.

Rajdeep Khattar, one of the lead researchers of the study from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, said that the findings raise the possibility that cancer itself and not just the drugs used to treat it may have an adverse impact on heart function, the Daily Express reports.


Asia's first tracheal transplant, a success

Asia's first tracheal transplant, a successNew Delhi, Nov 29 - Surgeons at Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has successfully carried out the first phase of trachea transplant in Asia for a female patient.

The highly complex procedure known as tracheal homograft has been carried out only once earlier in Belgium, though surgeons in Spain and the USA have tried different procedures like tissue engineering or synthetic trachea.


Cauliflower, potatoes, onions cut stomach cancer risk

Cauliflower, potatoes, onions cut stomach cancer riskLondon, Nov 29 - You may want to start eating large amounts of white vegetables as scientists have found that they keep stomach cancer risk at bay.

The study, undertaken by Chinese scientists at Zhejiang University, found eating cauliflower, potatoes and onions reduces the chance of contracting stomach cancer but that beer, spirits, salt and preserved foods increased a person's risk of the cancer, The Independent reported.


MedImmune- new way to cure cancer

MedImmune- new way to cure cancerNew Delhi, Nov. 5 - MedImmune is the newest member of the Human Vaccines Project, which will help to accelerate the research and development of vaccines and immunotherapies for infectious disease and cancer.


'Yo-yo dieting' not linked to cancer risk in men or women

'Yo-yo dieting' not linked to cancer risk in men or womenWashington DC, Aug 9 - A new study suggests that yo-yo dieting or weight cycling is not associated with increased risk of cancer in men or women.

American Cancer Society investigators found that weight cycling was not associated with overall risk of cancer in men or women after adjusting for Body Mass Index and other factors.


Cancer cases on the rise, but death rate is falling

Cancer cases on the rise, but death rate is fallingWashington, May 29 : A new research has found that prostate and breast cancer cases have been increased in past years, but cancer death rates are declining in many countries.


Ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce womb cancer risk by 57 pc

Ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce womb cancer risk by 57 pcWashington, May 28 - Adding to the goodness of Mediterranean diet, a new study has claimed that foods like vegetables, fish, fruits and nuts, reduces risk of womb cancer by a massive 57 per cent.

The Italian researchers looked at the diets of over 5,000 Italian women to see how closely they stuck to a Mediterranean diet and whether they went on to develop womb cancer.


Indian scientists spot rare plant with potential anti-cancer properties

Indian scientists spot rare plant with potential anti-cancer propertiesBengaluru, May 14 - - A team of plant geneticists have discovered a rare plant in the Western Ghats, which could open up possibilities of treatment of cancer.

The plant with botanical name Miquelia dentate Bedd (Family: Icaciaceae) is a small climbing shrub producing anti-cancer alkaloid - Camptothecine (CPT).It occurs sparsely in Madikery Forests in Kodagu in Karnataka.


'Gutted' Taylor Swift shares mom's cancer news with fans

'Gutted' Taylor Swift shares mom's cancer news with fans Washington, April 10 - Taylor Swift's mother has been diagnosed with cancer, and the singer shared the sad news with her fans because her mom, Andrea Finlay, asked her to do so.


Cola raises cancer risk due to caramel coloring: Study

Cola raises cancer risk due to caramel coloring: StudyWashington, Feb. 28 - A new study has revealed that cola raises cancer risk due to its caramel coloring.

Research has found that 4-methylimidazole (4-Mel), the chemical that gives cola its appealing caramel color is a potential carcinogen. There aren't any federal regulations that restrict use of 4-Mel, but according to the report, more than half of Americans between age 6 to 64 drink enough soda on a regular basis to elevate their cancer risk.


Apollo Cancer Conclave begins from Feb 6 in Hyderabad

Apollo Cancer Conclave begins from Feb 6 in HyderabadHyderabad: A three-day international conference 'Apollo Cancer Conclave' (ACC) 2015, aimed at improving cancer management in India and abroad will be held here from February 6 onwards.

As many as 3,200 delegates and 315 faculty, including eminent researchers and medical practitioners from India and various countries will participate in it.


Having heartburn for three weeks can be sign of `cancer`

Having heartburn for three weeks can be sign of `cancer`London, Jan. 26 - A new study has recently revealed that heartburn for three or more weeks can be sign of oesophageal or stomach cancer.

A national Be Clear on Cancer campaign launch coincides with results of a new survey commissioned by Public Health England, whichreveals only one in two people would visit their doctor if they had heartburn most days for three weeks or more, the Mirror reported.


Cancer fatalities to be completely eliminated by 2050, except for over-80s

Cancer fatalities to be completely eliminated by 2050, except for over-80sLondon, Jan 14 : A new study has revealed that cancer deaths will be eliminated for all except for the people over 80 years of age by 2050.


Healthier lifestyle could have prevented over half a million cancer cases

Healthier lifestyle could have prevented over half a million cancer casesLondon, Dec 26 - A new report has revealed that healthy living could have prevented almost 600,000 cases of cancer in the UK over the last five years.

According to the report from Cancer Research UK , four out of 10 cases could have been avoided if people had made lifestyle changes, the Independent reported.


Cannabis extracts help slow growth of brain cancer tumours

Cannabis extracts help slow growth of brain cancer tumoursWashington, Nov 16 - A new study has revealed that cannabis extracts can help slow the growth of cancerous tumours when used alongside radiotherapy treatments.

The research found that that two active chemical components found in cannabis plants, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) were tested as part of research into the treatment of brain cancer tumours.


RNA molecules in urine can detect prostate cancer

RNA molecules in urine can detect prostate cancerWashington, Oct 11 - Scientists have revealed that they have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals.


5 healthy behaviors that lessen 'bowel cancer risk' revealed

5 healthy behaviors that lessen 'bowel cancer risk' revealedWashington, Oct 10 - A new study has found that a combination of five important healthy behaviors helps in reducing the risk of developing bowel cancer.


23 new genetic variants linked with increased risk for prostate cancer

23 new genetic variants linked with increased risk for prostate cancerWashington, Sep 18 - Scientists have recently identified 23 new genetic variants that could raise man's risk for prostate cancer

The so-called "meta-analysis," believed to be the largest of its kind, has revealed once hidden mutations among men in a broad array of ethnic groups comprising men of European, African, Japanese and Latino ancestry.


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