Ovarian cancer: Recognising its signs and knowing its treatment options

Ovarian cancer is any cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Posing as a clinical challenge it is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women

Ovarian cancer: Recognising its signs and knowing its treatment optionsOvarian cancer is one of the most ferocious gynaecologic cancers with a high death rate. Age-Specific Incidence Rate for this cancer showed an increased risk after 35 years with a peak in between 55-64 years. When to suspect ovarian cancer clinical challenge The early stage of ovarian cancer may show few symptoms (pain in lower […]

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesity

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesityResearchers from Michigan State University are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are a promising new class of drugs that target the genes involved in cancer’s growth. BET inhibitors prevent the expression of certain growth-promoting genes and therefore slow tumour growth. The researchers […]

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spread

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to the union health ministry

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spreadAfter receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, a person’s outlook is influenced by several factors – the most important of which is the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread beyond the original site of the tumour. For instance, the 5-year survival rate for women with stage 2 breast cancer is approximately 93 per […]

Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the body

A new study has identified how kidney cancers develop the ability to spread around the body by stealing genes from other cell types, therefore using their functions

Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the bodyThe study, led by scientists from the MRC Cancer Unitopens in new window at the University of Cambridge, suggests that this may also help to explain how other types of cancers spread – or metastasise- and provide new targets for cancer therapies. To metastasise, cancer cells need to develop the ability to break away from […]

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancer

In recent news, renowned Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre shared a post on being diagnosed with high grade cancer. Over the years, incidences of cancer have spiked considerably, affecting millions of people worldwide. Out of the many type of Cancers, high grade cancers are those that are considered aggressive, as they spread rapidly

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancerWhat is metastasis? Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area of formation (where it started). This occurs through the lymph system or through blood, which then forms tumours in other parts. These newly formed tumours are called secondary tumours. A metastasis often […]

Whole tomato extract can play a role in preventing and treating stomach cancer

Also referred to as gastric cancer, stomach cancer is most common among older adults; around 60 percent of adults diagnosed with the disease are aged 65 or older. Previous studies have suggested that compounds found in tomatoes - such as lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red colour - may help to fight cancer

Whole tomato extract can play a role in preventing and treating stomach cancerWhen it comes to fighting stomach cancer, these two varieties of tomato namely, San Marzano and Corbarino can be a lifesaver. Researchers from Italy and the United States found that theses tomatoes blocked the growth of stomach cancer cells and dampened their malignant characteristics. Study co-author Prof. Antonio Giordano, director of the Sbarro Institute for […]

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer 

The study found Treponema denticola, bacteria that causes periodontitis, could potentially cause cancer. This study's finding was originally published in the British Journal of Cancer. These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterised by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, or the gums. In its more advanced stages, periodontitis might lead to the destruction of the gums and even begin to attack the bone that holds teeth in place. As if living with the symptoms of periodontitis […]

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fat

A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. The team found that the reduction on body fat was linked to lower levels of markers associated with breast cancer, like sex hormones and leptin. A reduction in abdominal fat, however, helped reduce inflammation markers

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fatYou might be lamenting your lack of six pack, but it turns out a decrease in stomach fat likely won’t reduce your risk of breast cancer. A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, the research showed […]

Scientist create ‘mini-tumours’ in laboratory to help fight against cancer

In the study published in the journal Science, researchers treated the lab-grown 'mini tumours' with a range of drugs. They then looked to see how this compared to how successful treatment was in those patients. The approach found a drug that had a chance of shrinking a patient's tumour in almost nine in 10 cases

Scientist create ‘mini-tumours’ in laboratory to help fight against cancerScientists have been able to predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in the laboratory. They say the groundbreaking work could lead to ‘smarter, kinder and more effective treatments.’ The study, in the journal Science, was 100% accurate at telling which drugs would fail and this could […]

Chhattisgarh: Scientist find anti-cancer properties in rice

The research conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice, Gathuan, Maharaji and Laicha, have the ability to fight cancer

Chhattisgarh: Scientist find anti-cancer properties in riceResearchers have claimed to have found anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice paddy in Chhattisgarh. The research stated that Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha which are three medicinal varieties of rice have cancer fighting abilities, said scientist Deepak Sharma to My Medical Mantra. These varieties were taken from the rice germplasm bank preserved in […]
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