Increasing vitamin D intake helps lower cancer risk, says study

Researchers found that overall, higher Vitamin D levels were associated with a 20 per cent lower cancer risk for both genders. The risk of liver cancer dropped even more, by up to 50 per cent, especially for men

Increasing vitamin D intake helps lower cancer risk, says studyHigh levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing cancer, including liver cancer, a study published today in the British Medical Journal has said. The researchers said their findings support the theory that vitamin D might help protect against some cancers. Vitamin D is made by the skin in response […]

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 […]

Rural paramedical and medical staff to be trained for cancer prevention

The department of Preventive Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital has taken up the initiative of capacity building by training all the paramedical and medical staff of the Maharashtra State Health Services in cancer prevention activities

Rural paramedical and medical staff to be trained for cancer preventionIn the current training programme, the front-line workers  — ANMs, LHVs, PHWs and ASHAs from Pune and Satar district under the Public Health Department, Maharashtra State are being trained for creating the necessary cancer awareness on prevention and early detection of oral, cervical and breast cancers. Breast, cervix and oral cavity cancers are the top three […]

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologists

At a conference held at Tata Memorial Hospital, which focused on head and neck cancer, cancer experts cametogether to launch a handbook which aims to inform and provide easy to understand guidelines for doctors practising oncology

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologistsTata Memorial Hospital (TMH) is known across the country for all the right reasons. Adding another feather to its cap, a three day conference was organised on ‘Evidence Based Management of cancer in India.’ There were multiple world leaders who participated in the conference. At the oration ceremony of the event, a handbook was released. […]

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’ […]

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the country

A study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology highlighted the effects of premature deaths caused due to cancer and the loss of productivity caused by it. It revealed that India ranks second among key developing countries in productivity loss, as a result of people suffering from cancer

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the countryIt is a known fact that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, now a recently released report undertaken by the European Short Term Scientific Mission revealed that India ranks second in productivity loss due to the same. The study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology latest edition, focused on the effect of […]

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!

Cancer services introduced on the Lifeline Express - the world’s first state-of-the-art-hospital-train,  in partnership with the Indian Railways, so far it has benefitted 16,223 of the 1,19,807 rural poor, free-of-cost, across 11 camps held from December 2016 till the end of January 2018 in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka

Lifeline Express: World’s first-of-a-kind train for cancer treatment completes a year!This World Cancer day, there’s a very positive promise to look forward to! Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital, along with his team conducted the first cancer surgery on third stage oral cancer cases on the Lifeline Express on 22nd December 2016 at Satna, Madhya Pradesh. He is the coordinator of the cancer services […]

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 […]