Experts discussed the role of Endoscopy Ultrasound (EUS) regarding cancer tumour therapy

On the second day of Asian EUS Congress 2017, experts discussed the role of Endoscopy Ultrasound (EUS) in regards to tumour therapy. Dr Amrita Sethi from University of Columbia, New York City, New York, USA spoke about the progress of EUS guided gene therapy

Experts discussed the role of Endoscopy Ultrasound (EUS) regarding cancer tumour therapyAccording to the experts, the EUS procedure plays a crucial role in diagnostic and therapeutic procedure of cancer. On the second day of Asian EUS Congress 2017, experts discussed the role of Endoscopy Ultrasound (EUS) in regards to tumour therapy. On the first day of the conference a session was held on the utility of […]

EUS FNA a real challenge for operators as well as pathologists

Chai Pe Charcha, an interesting session of Asian EUS Congress 2017 was attended by doctors who were educated by eminent experts on Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS FNA) guided biopsy to respective oncologists, present at the event. After this session, the floor was thrown open for the doctors who got a chance to interact with the eminent faculty members

EUS FNA a real challenge for operators as well as pathologistsThe session ‘Chai pe Charcha’ on the day one of the Asian EUS Congress 2017 threw light on issues like – what the pathologist expects from Endoscopy Ultra Sound (EUS), are there necessary tools for EUS guided Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) and so on. Speaking about this session, Dr Vinay Dhir, the organising secretary of […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr Maydeo

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr MaydeoThe three-day Asian Endo-ultrasound (EUS) conference that kick-started with a bang on Thursday, it will play host to a number of invitees from India as well as doctors and endoscopists from abroad. Dr Amit Maydeo, organising chairman of the conference and the director of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS), Global Hospital, Mumbai, said, “The idea of the […]

Scientist develop method to stop cancer cells from spreading

What enables cancer cells to migrate is a set of protrusions that help them to move. The team of researchers managed to successfully cut off these protrusions using a special technique

Scientist develop method to stop cancer cells from spreadingMetastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow down, and perhaps even halt, the spread of cancer cells. But new research may have found a way to control metastasis by inhibiting the migration of cancer cells. Stopping […]

Shocking! Cancer now more common than getting married 

New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a woman having her first baby.  There were 271,050 babies born to first-time mothers in England and Wales in 2015, compared to 319,011 new cases of cancer. This includes 343,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s between 2006 and 2015

Shocking! Cancer now more common than getting married Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common […]

This tool by an IITian will not harm soft tissues in breast cancer surgery 

Cryoablation is a form of treatment used to kill cancer cells with extreme cold and a device called cryoprobe which is used to perform this surgery. A gas is pumped into the cryoprobe in order to freeze the tissue

This tool by an IITian will not harm soft tissues in breast cancer surgery Pooja Kulkarni is a student in her final year student of Masters in Industrial Design, a course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). For her academic project she has designed a surgical device (a needle for cryosurgery) to be used to operate on breast cancer patients which will help conserve the soft […]

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third time

Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it. It’s much less common in men than women; with only around on new case of breast cancer diagnosed for every 100,000 men – about 350 to 400 cases – in the UK each year. It develops in the small amount of breast tissue men have behind their nipples

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third timeA dad-of-two who made history when he fought to receive a breast cancer drug only available to women is now battling the disease for a third time – despite having a mastectomy more than a decade ago. Payroll clerk Stuart Weaver, 48, was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago. Now, Stuart is battling […]