Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 years

As a patient who was suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) cancer, which affects blood and bone marrow, she put up a brave fight against the disease. Even though she had limited resources, the victory of Vidya Patil, who hails from rural areas of Maharashtra, is quite commendable

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 yearsVidya Patil, has been fight the battle against with CML since the last 21 years and her fight has succeeded, as her cancer is now under control. Doctors say it is very rare to see, CML patients living for more than two decades. “I belong to a village in Barshi taluka. Our financial condition is […]

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. […]

Tata Memorial Centre hosts summer school for medical students

With the idea to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes of medical graduates, regarding cancer and to better serve society’s needs Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with Kings College, London in association with Tata Trusts is organising a ‘Summer School in Oncology 2018’ for the undergraduate and post graduate medical students

Tata Memorial Centre hosts summer school for medical studentsFor last three years  Tata Memorial Centre has been organising Summer School in Oncology and started with 50 students in the year 2015 and we have reached to 155 from Government and Medical Colleges from Mumbai and all over India This year, the entire summer school lectures discussions and workshops will be streamed live on […]

IIT Bombay and Tata Memorial Centre sign MoU for cancer research

The purpose of the MOU is to facilitate scientific and programmatic collaborations between NCI, IITB, and TMC in basic and clinical proteogenomic studies leading to patient care and public dissemination and information sharing to the research community

IIT Bombay and Tata Memorial Centre sign MoU for cancer researchThe National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, along with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on clinical proteogenomics cancer research. The MOU between NCI, IITB, and Tata Memorial Centre represents […]

Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build cancer care capacity in Africa

Through this partnership with India, Merck Foundation also aims to provide one-year oncology fellowship training for African doctors

Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build cancer care capacity in AfricaMerck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany and the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), a premier cancer centre in India, announced the signing of an MOU, aimed to provide fellowship program to Africa candidates. This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation […]

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 […]

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesity

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesityResearchers from Michigan State University are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are a promising new class of drugs that target the genes involved in cancer’s growth. BET inhibitors prevent the expression of certain growth-promoting genes and therefore slow tumour growth. The researchers […]

This newly-discovered organ can help explain how cancer spreads

Scientists have identified a new human organ hiding in plain sight; in a discovery they hope could help them understand the spread of cancer within the body

This newly-discovered organ can help explain how cancer spreadsA newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells around the body. This discovery was made by chance, from routine endoscopies – a procedure that involves inserting a thin camera into a person’s gastrointestinal tract. Newer approaches enable doctors to […]

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 […]
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