Scientists change breast cancer tumours into fat cells to stop their spread

Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have found a way to use cell plasticity to stop metastasis in breast cancer. Instead of allowing the breast cancer cells to grow and migrate, they forced them to become fat cells that do not divide or travel

Scientists change breast cancer tumours into fat cells to stop their spreadScientists have developed a novel drug combination that makes invasive breast cancer cells transform into fat cells. The treatment prevented metastasis in mice. Metastasis is the process through which cancer cells escape from primary tumours and grow new tumours, or metastases, in other parts of the body. It is the leading cause of death from […]

Virat Kohli sports pink gloves to raise awareness on breast cancer

Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli, has always put his step forward for the promotion of social initiatives. It was one such case during the 4th and final Test between India and Australia for which he wore pink gloves to raise awareness on breast cancer

Virat Kohli sports pink gloves to raise awareness on breast cancerIndian cricket team captain Virat Kohli came out to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) donning gloves which had pink patches. Apart from it, his bat Kohli had a pink coloured rubber grip on the handle and sponsor sticker on it was pink in colour as well. Kohli’s special gesture was for breast cancer […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals study

An international team of scientists have confirmed that both rare and common mutations of our genes are linked to the development of breast cancer, including tumour characteristics and corresponding deadliness

Breast cancer’s deadliness is influenced by genes, reveals studyInterestingly, they discovered that the rare mutations were linked to more aggressive tumours, while the common mutations were associated with less aggressive tumour characteristics The study was led by Dr. Li Jingmei, Senior Research Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), together with a team at Karolinska […]

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientists

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a colour-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant cells anywhere in the body and provides results in less than 10 minutes

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientistsScientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from cancer cells […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish study

Air pollution is currently one of the worst problems that the world is facing. If a new study is to be believed, air pollution increases the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to air pollution

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish studyStirling University staff discovered new evidence of air pollution and cancer being connected as part of occupational health research. The team, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in […]

Sheer resilience helps woman defeat breast cancer thrice

Many a times people face difficult situations in their life, the worst thing that can happen to you is that you can be diagnosed with cancer. But, have you ever thought what would you have done or how would you deal with the Big C if you relapsed twice. This is the story of strength and determination. Meet a woman who bravely fought against cancer not one, not twice, but thrice

Sheer resilience helps woman defeat breast cancer thriceMeet 38-year-old Taslim Cyclewala, who is disease free since last three years now, after she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013. She has seen its recurrence twice after she was first diagnosed with it in 2013. “I was determined to fight cancer. And i know that it is always an individual fight. Family […]

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

Early diagnosis is crucial for recovery. Many men put it off at considerable risk. Clearly, the later you leave it, the more complex the treatment and the more reduced the recovery ratio. This walnut-sized gland is the one nut you want to look after

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problemsIn helicopters, the Jesus nut is a slang term for a crucial link that holds the rotor blades of some helicopters together. Failure of this nut will, clearly, have catastrophic effects. However, I wish to concentrate on another nut, one that is peculiar to the male of the species and is said to be situated […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]
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