Cancer

New cancer drug shows promise for treating deadly disease

cancer drugWashington, Dec. 7 - A new study has presented very promising results for the treatment of the cancer form multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma is a life-threatening disease and there is a dire medical need for new therapies, especially for the patients whose tumour cells have become resistant to the conventional drugs.

Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer

Gut bacteriaWashington, Dec. 7 - Researchers have discovered that colorectal cancer patients had fewer beneficial bacteria and more harmful bacteria than people without the disease.

Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, assistant professor of population health, and a member of NYU Cancer Institute, who led the study, said that the findings are important as identification of these microbes may open the door for colorectal cancer prevention and treatment.

Biomarker that can accurately predict recurrence of prostate cancer identified

Biomarker that can accurately predict recurrence of prostate cancer identifiedWashington, Dec 06 - Researchers have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread.

New stem cell breakthrough brings prostate cancer cure closer to reality

stem cellWashington, Dec 02 - Researchers have found that prostate cancer can develop in one type of stem cell, then evolve to be maintained by a stem cell that looks very different, making prostate cancer stem cells a "moving target" for treatments.

Smoking long or ultralong cigarettes riskier than normal sized ones

SmokingWashington, Oct 29 - Smoking long or ultralong cigarettes can cause greater risk of lung and oral cancer than regular and king-size cigarettes, a new study has revealed.

Gene variant that ups risk of colorectal cancer from eating red meat identified

red meat.Washington, Oct 25 - A new study has revealed that a common genetic variant that affects 1 in 3 people significantly increases the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of red meat and processed meat.

Older adults who use internet likelier to partake in cancer-preventive behaviours

Older adults who use internet likelier to partake in cancer-preventive behavioursWashington, Oct 23 - A new study has revealed that older men and women who are consistent internet users are twice as likely to participate in screening for colorectal cancer compared with those who do not use the internet.

Kerala records rise in cancer cases in 30 years

Kerala records rise in cancer cases in 30 yearsThiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 - There has been a 280 percent rise in cancer patients in the past three decades in Kerala, reveals a study by the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here.

"In the past one decade, there has been a 50 per cent growth itself and every year there are 25,000 new cancer patients in the state," revealed the study.

Physically active adults at lower risk of developing esophageal cancer

physical activityWashington, Oct 20 - Physical activity may help reduce risk of esophageal cancer- which is the sixth most common cancer in men worldwide, a new study by Indian origin researcher has revealed.

Tanning gene linked to high testicular cancer risk

skin tanningWashington, Oct. 19 - A gene that is important in skin tanning has been linked to increased risk for testicular cancer in white men, according to a study.

Scientists from the U. S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford in England found that almost 80 percent of white men carry a variant form of this gene, which increased risk of testicular cancer up to threefold in the study.

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