Noble prize for medicine awarded to immunologists for research on cancer treatment

 This year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine constitutes a landmark in our fight against cancer. The discovery made by the two Medicine Laureates takes advantage of the immune system’s ability to attack cancer cells by releasing the brakes on immune cells

Noble prize for medicine awarded to immunologists for research on cancer treatmentThe Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” American James P. Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo, won the annual award for work on a new approach to cancer treatment Nobel Prize laureate James P. […]

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say experts

International Childhood Cancer Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say expertsAccording to a report by World Health Organization (WHO) with access to quality care, more than 80% of children with cancer can survive, living full and healthy lives. However, many children in low-income and middle income countries do not receive or complete care, and, as a result, over 90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in […]

Sonali Bendre misses Ganesh festivities back home as she battles cancer

The city of Mumbai is soaking in the festive fervour of Gannesh Chaturthi. Several B-Town celebs too are celebrating in full spirits welcoming Lord Ganesh in their homes. Sonali Bendre, however, is miles away in New York undergoing the treatment for cancer. The actress is missing Ganpati celebration big time

Sonali Bendre misses Ganesh festivities back home as she battles cancerSonali, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in US with her husband Goldie Behl by her side, shared a picture album of her son Ranveer as he celebrated the festival without her in Mumbai. She tweeted, “#GaneshChaturthi has always been very very close to my heart. Missing the celebrations back home, but still feeling blessed. […]

The burden of cancer cases from 1990 to 2016 doubled in India: The Lancet

The Lancet in its recently published report, has found that five per cent of the number of new cases and deaths due to cancer doubled in India from 1990 to 2016, as did the proportional contribution of cancers to the total Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and deaths in the country

The burden of cancer cases from 1990 to 2016 doubled in India: The LancetThe report is titled as, ‘The burden of cancers and their variations across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016’. It mentions that, ‘The substantial heterogeneity in the state-level incidence rate and health loss trends of the different types of cancer in India over this 26-year period should be taken into […]

Sonali Bendre shares new look as she continues her battle against cancer

Sonali Bendre who is undergoing a cancer treatment in New York has shared a video and a picture of her with a wig. She took to the Instagram to share her journey so far and now she is wearing a wig just to look good

Sonali Bendre shares new look as she continues her battle against cancerSharing the picture, she has written a heartfelt note where she emphasises that vanity is her favourite sin and she wants to look good by wearing a wig, bright red lipstick and high heels. While testing the wigs, she realised that she like looking good for herself. She also mentioned that the day she feels […]

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’

People have always dreaded the Big C, being diagnosed with cancer feel like the world around you is crumbling and. But, during this time it is essential to remain positive and resilient in the face of adversity. And that is exactly what this 54-year-old woman did when she was diagnosed with cancer

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’“People who have been diagnosed with cancer, feel like it’s the end of the world. They feel dejected and slip into depression. They lose hope toward  life. But, cancer doesn’t mean a full stop to the life. We should give a ‘comma’ after the word ‘cancer’ and start a life afresh,” says cancer survivor, Alka […]

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spread

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to the union health ministry

Cancer breakthrough: Primary breast cancer tumours can stop their own spreadAfter receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, a person’s outlook is influenced by several factors – the most important of which is the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread beyond the original site of the tumour. For instance, the 5-year survival rate for women with stage 2 breast cancer is approximately 93 per […]

Sonali Bendre is stable, says husband Goldie Behl on her health status

Sonali is currently undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer in New York. The latest update about Sonali Bendre’s health follows the actor’s post on July 10 about her battle against cancer

Sonali Bendre is stable, says husband Goldie Behl on her health statusOn Thursday, Sonali Bendre’s husband Goldie Behl tweeted to give an update on his wife’s treatment for cancer and thanked all for their continued love and support. “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali. She is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we […]

All you need to know about high-grade cancer

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer. My Medical Mantra speaks with oncologists to know what does high grade cancer actually mean

All you need to know about high-grade cancerCancer is typically labelled in stages from I to IV, with IV being the most serious. Those broad groups are based on a much more detailed system that includes specific information about the tumour and how it affects the rest of your body When you’re diagnosed with cancer, your doctor will tell you what stage […]

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 […]