New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritise critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. Published on Tuesday, July 9, the two lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritisation, […]

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The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

Vashnavi Poovanedran is better known on Instagram as Navi Indran Pillai, and she took the photo-sharing platform by storm after her bridal photoshoot titled ‘The Bold Indian Bride’ went viral Breast cancer survivor Navi Indran Pillai, is encouraging women to embrace their beauty and shatter stereotypes with her heart-warming and stunning bridal photoshoot. View this […]

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Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

Could baking soda be used to improve cancer treatment?

Within tumours, large portions are deprived of oxygen. Scientists know that these hypoxic regions tend to be the most resistant to treatment. If a cell is unable to access adequate oxygen, it slows down and enters what is known as a quiescent state. The molecular switch mTORC1 is responsible for assessing the situation before telling […]

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Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

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Breakthrough: Researchers discover 27 genes that could halt cancer

The discovery of these genes could open the door to much-needed personalised treatments for cancer, say the researchers. First study author Jonas Demeulemeester, of the Francis Crick Institute in the United Kingdom, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature Communications. Cancer arises when cells grow and divide uncontrollably, forming tumours. Human cells […]

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Govt medical colleges in Maharashtra soon to offer cancer treatment

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 […]

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Shocking! Cancer now more common than getting married

Shocking! Cancer now more common than getting married 

Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common […]

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