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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England, and published today in Cancer Research, provides evidence to suggest that smoking may blight the immune response against melanoma and reduce survival. These new findings from researchers at the University of Leeds provide another reason why people should try to give […]

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Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s finger

Well, you may be taken aback by the name of this vegetable, but okra is actually called “Lady’s Finger.” The name derives from its aesthetic. Nevertheless, it comes in two particular colours that is red and green. Don’t worry. Both taste the same. In fact, red okra simply turns green when they are cooked. We […]

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Chilli pepper compound may slow down lung cancer, reveals study

New research suggests that there may be a nutritional compound that can hinder this process of metastasis. Capsaicin, which is the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their pungent flavour, stopped lung cancer metastasis in rodents and cultured human cell lines. Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D., from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in […]

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Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Researchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

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New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune system

Researchers at IIT Bombay design porter to effectively deliver cancer drugs

Scientists are experimenting with various techniques to achieve targeted delivery and controlled release of anti-cancer drugs. In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have used a protein derived from the serum of cows, called bovine serum albumin (BSA), in a saline solution, to make a hydrogel that acts […]

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New study reveals how cancer cells evade the immune system

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals study

These are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today. Results from the GO2 trial could change the standard of care for patients who can’t have full dose chemotherapy due to their age, frailty or medical fitness. The study, which ran at hospitals all over the UK, […]

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#WorldCancerDay: Ovarian cancer, its signs and knowing its treatment options

Ovarian 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 […]

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