‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer – the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say experts. The precision medicine is already used by the NHS for ovarian cancer and has been called a game-changer by cancer doctors. A cancer conference heard how, in trials, it slowed tumour growth in men with advanced […]

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Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

Chemotherapy treatment for people who have advanced bowel cancer and a particular genetic mutation is commonly ineffective. A combination of three different drugs could be the key to improved treatment. New research reveals the power of triple therapy when it comes to tackling aggressive bowel cancer. The outlook for people with standard bowel cancer — also known […]

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Mastercard, Stand Up To Cancer, And The Avengers Assemble Against Cancer

Brie Larson takes a selfie with a fan as she arrives at the premiere of Avengers: Endgame at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP In 2008, fans the world over watched in awe as SHIELD Director Nick Fury emerged from the shadows to tell Iron Man he was assembling a team to fight the […]

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Nutrition can beat breast cancer

Good nutrition helps one’s body to heal better. And this dictum holds true even for life-threatening diseases such as cancer. It is estimated that about 9 percent of breast cancer patients could have prevented the disease by following a healthy diet. Breast cancer patients are usually advised to take a high-protein diet so that tissue […]

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Sonali Bendre is suffering from metastatic cancer; here’s all you need to know

Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The 43-year-old, who has starred in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh, Duplicate and Kal Ho Na Ho, released a statement that read: “Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade […]

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Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage 3 cancer

Veteran actor and social activist Nafisa Ali has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Nafisa on Saturday revealed it through an Instagram photo of herself and friend, politician Sonia Gandhi. She captioned the photo, “Just met my precious friend who wished me luck & to get well from my just diagnosed stage 3 cancer. 😍.” […]

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What is high-grade cancer?

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer. Releasing a statement, Bendre, famous for her roles in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh, Kal Ho Na Ho, said, “Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that […]

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Cervical cancer screening: how new device scores over older alternatives

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recently completed trials on a low-cost, pain-free cervical cancer screening device developed by Duke University (The Indian Express, Wednesday). It is significant for a number of reasons: Cost & image quality It comprises a long “tampon-inspired” structure connected to a screen. The device is inserted into the […]

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Diabetes may increase cancer risk: Study

Diabetes was associated with 11 out of the 12 specific types of cancer investigated in the study. (Source: File Photo) Diabetes can increase the risk of developing a number of cancers and may reduce the chances of survival in cancer patients, a study has found. Researchers from the Swedish National Diabetes Register (NDR) compared over […]

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