Can our biological clock help in preventing cancer?

Experts know that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle. And in the new study, researchers explored whether or not the biological clock may also be able to suppress tumours

Can our biological clock help in preventing cancer?We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Another natural cycle in our body is “the cell cycle,” which controls the multiplication of our body’s cells. Both the […]

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 […]

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancer

Oral cancer is said to be one of the most deadly type of cancer among Indian men. This device can be a crucial game-changer because it will treat oral cancer in less than RS 10,000. The device will be using polymer gold nanoparticles as an agent to remove the tumorous cells. The heat emitted will kill the cancer cells, carefully by excluding the healthy cells

No surgery: IIT researchers create device that treats oral cancerResearchers in Mumbai have initiated a crowdfunding campaign in order to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial will be used to test a medical device that will be a one-stop treatment for oral cancer. This device will help treat oral cancer without the requirement of surgery. The device is called ‘Oranano C’ as it […]

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burden

An alarming 69% of the respondents in the survey have no financial aid whatsoever at their disposal to deal with cancer. A scarce 21% of respondents have a specific ‘cancer’ insurance cover to facilitate their medical expenses, as per oncologists. Almost 63% of cancer patients admitted to having sought their oncologist’s advice to fund the cost of treatment and consequent expenses

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burdenThe results of the survey brought to light the inadequate awareness levels amongst the respondents with regards to incidences, stages, types and cost of treatment of cancer. It further stated that majority of people lack the understanding of even tapping the disease. In a breakthrough, the survey also highlighted significant dependence on the doctor for […]

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.             […]

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which brought a smile on the faces of cancer patients who are usually engaged with their treatment and battling this disease

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)On the occasion of Rose Day, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) along with Shiamak Davar launched Rose Day with the Rose Day Carnival, a  fun filled evening with dance and entertainment on Thursday, September 14 2017 for cancer patients at St Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which […]

EUS FNA a real challenge for operators as well as pathologists

Chai Pe Charcha, an interesting session of Asian EUS Congress 2017 was attended by doctors who were educated by eminent experts on Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS FNA) guided biopsy to respective oncologists, present at the event. After this session, the floor was thrown open for the doctors who got a chance to interact with the eminent faculty members

EUS FNA a real challenge for operators as well as pathologistsThe session ‘Chai pe Charcha’ on the day one of the Asian EUS Congress 2017 threw light on issues like – what the pathologist expects from Endoscopy Ultra Sound (EUS), are there necessary tools for EUS guided Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) and so on. Speaking about this session, Dr Vinay Dhir, the organising secretary of […]

Provide cancer treatment in govt hospitals, demands MP Shrikant Shinde

It will be beneficial for the patients, if the treatment is made available in the government hospital at a lower cost. For this, central government should consider introducing 'radiotherapy' treatment at government hospital, in the city

Provide cancer treatment in govt hospitals, demands MP Shrikant ShindeLakhs of Patients in the government hospital suffer due to the shortage of ‘radiotherapy’ machines for treating cancer. Shivsena MP Shrikant Shinde raised a question in the Lok Sabha by asking about government’s plans to provide ‘radiotherapy’ in the government hospitals? Because, if the ‘radiotherapy’ treatment is not provided at the right time, then there […]

Govt medical colleges in Maharashtra soon to offer cancer treatment 

This step has been taken to make cancer treatment available in the public healthcare sector at the root level. Due to the unavailability of the cancer treatment in the public sector patients have to either rely on the private sector or travel to Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai for the treatment. This initiative will help cancer patients to get treatment in their vicinity

Govt medical colleges in Maharashtra soon to offer cancer treatment Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to provide cancer treatment in all government medical colleges in Maharashtra. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the government of Maharashtra, Tata Memorial Center (TMC) and Tata Trust to bring all the government medical colleges in Maharashtra under the National Cancer Grid (NCG). This […]

Tata Hospital battles for ‘Ruby’ cancer-stricken police dog

Mumbai police gather around the seven-year-eight-month-old canine, who has been diagnosed with vulvar carcinoma

Tata Hospital battles for ‘Ruby’ cancer-stricken police dogRuby has been a gem for Mumbai police. A police sniffer dog, Ruby has been instrumental in solving many criminal cases. As the seven-year-eight-month-old canine battles vulvar carcinoma, a form of cancer, the entire force has rallied behind her. Ruby is undergoing treatment under the directions of experts from Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and […]