Cancer survivor beat all odds, rises to new heights

While dealing with cancer would be traumatic for anyone of us, Kanika Tekriwal dealt with this hard phase in her life, by focusing on creating her own business. This is a cancer survivor who never lost her drive in life. And made use of the most traumatic time in her life to write her own success story

Cancer survivor beat all odds, rises to new heightsCancer in today’s time is one of the most heard of diseases. But to be on the table with your doctor, sitting on the other end, breaking the news wouldn’t be a very pleasing thing for anybody. Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Cofounder of JetSetGo, an aviation company, made sure that she was going to take […]

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

Previous studies have also examined the link between gut microbiota and the development of breast cancer. These studies have suggested that the microbes in the gut may regulate estrogen levels, leading to estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onsetThe human microbiome, or the total number of bacteria living in the human body, is known to play a key role in the development of many diseases. In particular, the bacteria living in our gut have been linked to numerous conditions, ranging from type 2 diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, and even multiple sclerosis. Previous studies […]

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancer

Inculcating healthy lifestyle choices like exercising regularly, not smoking, drinking in moderation and maintaining a healthy BMI can make a huge difference in lowering cancer risk

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancerThe authors of a new study suggest that 20% to 40% of cancer cases—and about 50% of all deaths from cancer—might be prevented if we all did these four things: exercise regularly, maintain a healthy BMI, give up smoking, and skip alcohol or drink only in moderation. That’s it—or, rather, that might be enough to […]

Scientist develop method to stop cancer cells from spreading

What enables cancer cells to migrate is a set of protrusions that help them to move. The team of researchers managed to successfully cut off these protrusions using a special technique

Scientist develop method to stop cancer cells from spreadingMetastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow down, and perhaps even halt, the spread of cancer cells. But new research may have found a way to control metastasis by inhibiting the migration of cancer cells. Stopping […]

Collaborative research and training is the need of the hour, say oncologists at cancer meet

A first-of-its-kind initiative in India and perhaps globally, the NCG (National Cancer Grid), launched in 2012 with the mandate of linking cancer centres across India, held its seventh meeting on May 20 and 21 at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, with over 150 participants from 108 centres across the country

Collaborative research and training is the need of the hour, say oncologists at cancer meetThe National Cancer Grid (NCG), with the support of Tata Trusts, has announced a major initiative of facilitating a high bandwidth, secure and private network through which cancer care centres in India can interact directly with other centres, thus enabling inter-centre knowledge sharing and providing access to multiple solutions like Virtual Tumour Board, Digital Nerve […]

Whole tomato extract can play a role in preventing and treating stomach cancer

Also referred to as gastric cancer, stomach cancer is most common among older adults; around 60 percent of adults diagnosed with the disease are aged 65 or older. Previous studies have suggested that compounds found in tomatoes - such as lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red colour - may help to fight cancer

Whole tomato extract can play a role in preventing and treating stomach cancerWhen it comes to fighting stomach cancer, these two varieties of tomato namely, San Marzano and Corbarino can be a lifesaver. Researchers from Italy and the United States found that theses tomatoes blocked the growth of stomach cancer cells and dampened their malignant characteristics. Study co-author Prof. Antonio Giordano, director of the Sbarro Institute for […]

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’ […]