Washington, 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.
Washington, Oct 17 - Researchers have revealed that spraying a plant hormone on broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting potential.
John Juvik and colleagues explained that diet is one of the most important factors influencing a person's chances of developing cancer.
One of the most helpful food families includes cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and cabbage.
London, Oct 15 - Scientists have claimed that a cure for cancer is being developed from human breast milk.
A protein in human milk, lactaptin, was found to destroy diseased cells in tests at a Siberian medical institute, the Daily Star reported.
Project leader Valentin Vlasovs said that the two medications are going through the pre-clinical trial now.
Washington, Oct. 14 - A new study has identified new genetic pathways and new genes involved in bladder cancer.
New Delhi, Sep 25 - Simple modifications in food habits, including adopting a diet rich in cereals, fish and green leafy vegetables, can drastically reduce chances of prostate cancer, considered to be one of the most common cancers among men.
Kochi, Sep 22 : Coinciding with the 60th birthday of Mata Amritanandamayi, the Kochi-based Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine has developed a nano-medicine for drug-resistant blood cancer.
This is expected to dramatically improve the treatment of drug-resistant chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), when used in combination with Imatinib, the standard drug for the disease.
Washington, Aug 24 - Rsearchers in the United States say their studies suggest that greater consumption of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of developing invasive bladder cancer in women.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii described in the Journal of Nutrition that they analyzed data collected from 185,885 older adults over a period of 12.5 years, Xinhua reported.
Los Angeles, July 15 - Scientists have discovered that a set of proteins that are a part of the body's natural defences cause mutations in human DNA, which could potentially lead to cancer, says a study.
Kolkata, July 10 - The medicinal power of the humble neem, widely used in India as an insecticide and germicide, is now being channelised by a group of Kolkata scientists to wage a war against cancer.
The team of researchers at the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) here has shown (in its two successive papers) how a purified protein from neem leaves inhibits growth of tumour cells in mice.
Tokyo, July 4 - Scientists have developed a nanofiber mesh that can efficiently induce natural death (apoptosis) of epithelial cancer cells, says a study.
Developed by the researchers at International Centre of Material Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Japan, the nanofiber mesh is capable of simultaneously realising thermotherapy (hyperthermia) and chemotherapy