70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  

Thousands of breast cancer patients are likely to benefit under a new precision medicine approach. The breakthrough finding by landmark Trial Assigning Individualised Options for Treatment (TAILORx) demonstrates the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score Test definitely identifies the 70% of women with early-stage breast cancer who receive no benefit from chemotherapy, and the 30% of women for whom chemotherapy benefit can be life-saving

70% of early-stage breast cancer patients can be treated sans chemotherapy, finds study  “This study will have a practice changing impact on the medical community related to prescribing chemotherapy to breast cancer patients. This Oncotype Dx test, can help oncologists identify low risk patients who may safely avoid chemotherapy as well as, the high risk patients who will benefit by chemotherapy. By limiting the use of chemotherapy only […]

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

The research states that the risk of early death associated with loneliness, social isolation, and living alone was equal to or greater than the premature death risk associated with obesity and other major health conditions

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchersTwo new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent. Study co-author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology at BYU, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 125th Annual Convention of the American […]

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancer

For most people, ‘curable cancers’ are a contradiction. Thousands of men, women and children across the world who have conquered cancer, compel us to break free from this belief. Cancer is curable and newer therapies are chipping in to make a cure possible

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancerFor many years the treatment of cancer was surgery and then came radiation. Chemotherapy was the by-product of the world wars; it was a shotgun remedy killing anything that grew rapidly. Cancer cells grew rapidly and were killed; normal cells that grew rapidly were also killed. The killing of normal cells resulted in side effects. […]

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancerMaharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years. In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI). The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of […]

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitals

To facilitate cancer treatment, the state government has taken a decision to make chemotherapy treatment available at district government hospitals. In the first phase, government hospitals in 10 districts will get this facility. This decision will help thousands of poor people, who are living in remote areas and can’t afford private medical treatment

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitalsCancer patients in Maharashtra will get free chemotherapy treatment at the nearest district government hospital The government has taken a decision to provide free chemotherapy treatment in all government hospitals’ in phased manner. In the first phase, chemotherapy treatment will be provided in 10 districts. The government has planned to roll-out this scheme by June […]

Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelter

Good news for the patients who come from across the country and the world to take treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The state government is taking efforts to provide shelter. The government has proposed to construct 2 buildings of 300 flats in Govandi, Mumbai. The health department has sent this proposal to the urban development department

Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelterThe patients seeking treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital and their relatives sometimes have to spend nights on the roads. Owing to which, the patients can suffer from infections. So, to help the cancer patients and their families, the government has come forward. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state help minister has informed about it in […]

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Cancer can bog down patients at times. In order to help patients suffering from cancer overcome it and lead an optimistic life, a doctor from Maharashtra will host a cancer survivor meet in Amravati

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on diseaseDr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

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 […]

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) doctors get two landmark studies of cervical cancer treatment published in medical journal that completely rules out surgery in women diagnosed with locally advanced stage of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical JournalThe TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]
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