How a tiny patch under the skin could give an early warning of cancer

Scientists have created a skin implant they say could one day be used to help detect some of the most common cancers. It works by looking for elevated levels of calcium in the blood, which is linked to some cancers. When these levels go above a threshold, a response is triggered by the implant, leading the skin to form a brown mole

How a tiny patch under the skin could give an early warning of cancerScientists say the technology could eventually help to diagnose cancer earlier, but experts say the research is still in its ‘early days.’ For the study, published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, researchers engineered human cells to detect hypercalcaemia – or high calcium levels – which is linked to four of the most common cancers […]

Future possibility: An artificial nose to detect diseases

The sensor is a silicon chip stacked with various metal layers and tiny gold electrodes. While it looks like your mobile phone’s SIM card, it works like a chemical filter. The molecules in an odour sample are first ionized — given a charge — and then an electric current is used to move only chemicals of diagnostic interest through the channels etched in the chip, where they can be detected

Future possibility: An artificial nose to detect diseasesIf you were blindfolded, would you be able to know the smell of your mom, a lover or a co-worker? Not the smells of their colognes or perfumes, not of the laundry detergents they use — the smells of them? Each of us has a unique “odourprint” made up of thousands of organic compounds. These […]

JJ hospital doctors to be trained to detect and treat head and neck cancer

To tackle this problem, at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals cancer OPD, patients will be detected for head and neck cancer and treatment will be given to them. For this doctors from the hospital’s ENT department will be trained on how to identify cancer and provide care post-surgery

JJ hospital doctors to be trained to detect and treat head and neck cancerIn Mumbai, the percentage of patients suffering from head and neck cancer is rising. If the cancer is detected on time a person’s life can be saved. In January 2018, a contract was signed between JJ Hospital and Prince Aly Khan Hospital to detect and treat cancer patients. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shrinivas […]

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ HospitalOn the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer. To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. As per […]

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s Day

As the incidence of cancer is rising in the country, so is the cancer related death toll. Statistics suggest that one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India and for every two women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, one woman dies of it in India

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s DayOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune, has taken up the fight against cancer. A special awareness program and cancer screening will be held on Thursday, March 08 from 9 am to 1 pm at the SGH campus. At this camp, women will be screened for breast cancer, cervical […]

Woman to scale Mt. Everest to raise awareness on cancer detection

This 53-year-old entrepreneur is a perfect person to celebrate on Woman’s Day! A perfect mix of beauty, talent, elegance, acumen and success, she is all set to climb Mt. Everest for the second time, to spread the message of early breast cancer detection

Woman to scale Mt. Everest to raise awareness on cancer detectionAn ex Miss India finalist, Sangeeta Bahl has conquered great fights in all possible terms. Whether it’s about running a successful business or mountaineering, she has done it phenomenally. Her terrific attempt to summit the Mt. Everest for the first time in April-May 2017 was a grand success. Now, she is all set to climb […]

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer risk

The results published in the British Medical Journal showed that if the proportion of ultra-processed food in the diet increased by 10%, then the number of cancers detected increased by 12%

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer riskA link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, […]

Coming soon: Chewing gum which can detect cancer

The way it works is that the chewing gum absorbs ‘volatiles’ in a person’s saliva while they chew it. It then analyses whether the saliva contains certain chemicals compounds which are produced in the body when a person has cancer

Coming soon: Chewing gum which can detect cancerScientists are working on developing a new chewing gum that can help save your life. It isn’t Juicy Fruit or Bazooka, but a gum being developed by an Alabama company called Volatile Analysis that’s designed to determine whether a person has cancer or not. The way it works is that the chewing gum absorbs ‘volatiles’ […]

World Cancer Day: Apollo Hospital hosts first cancer awareness walkathon

In order to spread awareness about cancer, on February 04, in recognition of the World Cancer Day, Apollo Hospitals hosted its first Cancer Awareness Walk at Juhu in Mumbai. Around 500 women including homemakers, working professionals and students across Mumbai participated in this walkathon

World Cancer Day: Apollo Hospital hosts first cancer awareness walkathonEvery year, cancer claims the lives of 8 million people worldwide, including 4 million people who die prematurely, between the ages of 30 and 70. This burden is particularly significant where access to proper treatment and care is limited. It is estimated that, by 2030, over two thirds of all cancer-related deaths will occur in […]

New cancer drug proves to be effective against multiple tumours

Pembroluzimab is a new type of immunotherapy drug known as a PD-1 blocker, which unmasks the cancer cells so that the immune system can find and destroy them. The new study was based on a different idea. The immune system can recognize cancer cells as foreign and destroy them. But tumours deflect the attack by shielding proteins on their surface, making them invisible to the immune system

New cancer drug proves to be effective against multiple tumoursThe 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumours of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order. Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted every […]