Cancer cure: ‘Online Oncology Tutorial Series’ for doctors launch to tackle cancer

Due to the lack of awareness regarding cancer, Tata Memorial Centre  in collabartion with department of health and family welfare and government of Maharashtra has launched, online ‘Onchology Tutorial Series’, to train the doctors across  the country on early detection, prevention and basics of treatment,  under  its goal ‘Affordable Cancer Care' project

Cancer cure: ‘Online Oncology Tutorial Series’ for doctors launch to tackle cancerCancer is a major public health concern in India and has become of the ten leading causes of death in the country.  In order to diagnose cancer at an early stage, the health care providers at all levels should be well informed and ware on screening, diagnosis and treatment. So, Tata Memorial Centre with its […]

Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancer

The research is being conducted by scientists at Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Massachusetts General Hospital

Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancerUS scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist […]

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which brought a smile on the faces of cancer patients who are usually engaged with their treatment and battling this disease

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)On the occasion of Rose Day, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) along with Shiamak Davar launched Rose Day with the Rose Day Carnival, a  fun filled evening with dance and entertainment on Thursday, September 14 2017 for cancer patients at St Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which […]

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, […]

Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?

The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone's camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person's eyes. This build-up of bilirubin is one of the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, as well as other diseases such as jaundice or hepatitis

Can your selfie detect pancreatic cancer?Researchers at the University of Washington are working on an app that could analyse selfies from your smartphone to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer. The app, called BiliScreen, uses the smartphone’s camera along with a series of algorithms to check for levels of bilirubin in the whites of a person’s eyes. This build-up of […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]

Early detection of cancer can help cure it, say experts 

Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cancer: education to promote early diagnosis and screening

Early detection of cancer can help cure it, say experts Early detection of cancer can help in curing it. As the Indian Cancer Society (ICS) understands the importance of early detection it has now started cancer screening every week at various centres. “The direct benefit of cancer screening is early detection. A lot of patients we tend to are those who could be completely cured […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]