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 […]

Beware! Consuming sugary foods can help cancer tumours grow

We know that almost all the cells in the human body require energy, and they derive this energy from the sugars in the food we eat. Cancer cells also require sugars to grow. But their glucose intake is a lot higher than that of healthy cells, as is the rate at which they ferment that glucose into lactic acid. This is known as the Warburg effect, and it may, scientists have hypothesised, have something to do with cancer's rapid growth rate

Beware! Consuming sugary foods can help cancer tumours growCancer cells could be benefiting from sugary foods. Eating sugar stimulates cancers to grow and continue to develop, the scientists claimed. The more sugar consumed, the more aggressive the cancer can become, they added. The findings could have “sweeping consequences” for diet recommendations in cancer patients. “Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of […]

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 […]

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers need

Tata Memorial Centre launched a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a year-long certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest for the graduation ceremony at TMH on January 22, congratulated the institute for the unique course

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers needTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai  launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need of […]

Mumbai: Doctors to organise music concert for cancer patients

The cost of treatment for cancer is huge and it is not affordable to the general poor patients. The ‘Medigene Homeopathic Research And Development’ has organised a music concert on February 4, at Ravindra Natya Mandir, in order to gather funds for the cancer patients

Mumbai: Doctors to organise music concert for cancer patientsSince last three years, this organisation is created awareness amongst the people. The funds gathered from this concert will be given to the cancer patients whose financial condition is poor. For this program, patient like Naina Thakkar is  also doing her bit. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, coordinator of the programme Naina Thakkar said, “For the first […]

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Eyes of deceased people who were suffering from cancer during their life can be used for research activities, as their eyes cannot be used to give vision to a blind person

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for researchDoctors suggest that the incidence of corneal blindness has declined and Pune does not see any shortage of eye donations these days. Although, awareness is still needed so as to not reverse the trend on eye donations. Also while there is no dearth of cadaver eye donations, donations of those dead people who were suffering […]

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 […]

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service: Now available for rare cancer care expertise

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service for second opinion turns out to be a boon for many cancer patients living in lower middle income countries for providing tailor evidence based treatment plans to individuals based on affordability and access to therapies. Tata Hospital's online platform for cancer patients will now be available for rare cancer care expertise

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service: Now available for rare cancer care expertiseNavya, the Hospital’s online platform was created for giving opinions to cancer patients and so far had a remarkable impact on diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The online service provides multidisciplinary expert opinions within 24 hours to thousands of cancer patients around the world. Gitika Srivastava, founder of Navya said, “There is no real […]

Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longer

The research is being featured at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology that starts next month in Chicago. And while the researchers studied colon cancer patients, they say their findings are likely to apply to many types of cancer survivors

Including healthy habits key for colon cancers survivors to live longerDoctors reported there is an uncomplicated way to live longer after being diagnosed with advanced cancer and it doesn’t require chemotherapy or surgery. Just eating right and exercising more can be helpful. Researchers found that cancer survivors who follow standard American Cancer Society guidelines for healthy living were 42 per cent less likely to die […]

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial Hospital

Diwali the festival of light symbolises hope and joy. The celebration of Diwali begins from Dhanteras. On this auspicious day a special program to celebrate Diwali was arranged at Tata Memorial Hospital for the children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial HospitalMany entertaining programs were arranged for the kids on this occasion. The children enjoyed a magic show and actively participated in a bubble game. They couldn’t hold themselves back when they heard their favorite Bollywood number play. With lights, music and dance kids kicked off their fun-filled Diwali celebrations.             […]
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