Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer, a new study shows. The findings are a step towards understanding how mannose could be used to help treat cancer

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancerTumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much sugar cancer cells can use. “Tumours need a lot of glucose to grow, so […]

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals study

Diabetes and obesity, one of the main causes of the most common form of the disease, are both independent risk factors for a variety of cancers

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals studyPeople with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. Some previous research suggests that this may be due at least in part to biological changes caused by these conditions such as high blood […]

‘Leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood’

On International Childhood Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra gives you an overview of the same. As per WHO, The pattern of cancer in childhood differs considerably from those among people of all other ages. In general, leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood. The other most common malignancies are lymphomas and tumours of the central nervous system

‘Leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood’The term “childhood cancer” is most commonly used to designate cancer that arises in children before the age of 18 years. Childhood cancers are rare, representing between 0.5% and 4.6%* of all cancers. The overall incidence rates of childhood cancer vary between 50 and 200 per million* children across the world According to the World […]

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effect

Although the 16-year-old girl bravely overcame her fight against cancer, she was struck with a condition which impairs the hip of a person with chronic pain. Annually, out of 25,000 patients diagnosed with leukaemia in India, 5 to 10% develop the disease

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effectA leukaemia survivor from Kolhapur was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN) that affects cancer patients during chemotherapy or as an after effect. According to her doctors at PD Hinduja, the 16-year-old girl successfully underwent cancer treatment at Tata Hospital and then referred to them for treatment of […]

DATRI reaches new milestone, enrols 300,000th blood stem cell donor

In the last eight years DATRI has worked towards spreading awareness on blood stem cell donation through numerous camps held across colleges, educational institutions and office complexes. As a result there has been a considerable raise in the awareness levels among youngsters and professionals who have been very cooperative and supportive donors

DATRI reaches new milestone, enrols 300,000th blood stem cell donorDATRI, India’s largest adult unrelated blood stem cell donors registry reaches a milestone, as they have enrolled their 300,000th volunteer donor from Vizag. Since 2009, the NGO has been relentlessly working towards saving lives of patients suffering from Blood Cancer and Thalassemia. The 300,000th donor, Sampath Pavankumar Moturu, a 22 year old male who works […]

Researchers kill cancer cells with the help of diabetes drug

Scientists may have found an innovative way to kill off cancer cells in acute myeloid leukaemia, all the while preserving and regenerating healthy red blood cells

Researchers kill cancer cells with the help of diabetes drugThe new study was carried out by researchers from the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Mick Bhatia — a professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster University and director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute — led the investigation, and the findings have […]

Father’s stem cells give a new lease of life to an 8-year-old

Dhiraj Kumar was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2015, but cancer had relapsed in 2016. Left with only option of bone marrow transplant, doctors could save Kumar's life after his father donated the stem cells

Father’s stem cells give a new lease of life to an 8-year-oldDhiraj Kumar (name changed), an eight-year-old boy from Thane suffering from acute leukaemia, has got a new lease of life after he underwent a successful Haplo (half-matched) Identical Stem Cells Transplant at Parel’s Global Hospital. Kumar’s father was the donor. This is the first stem cell transplantation carried out by Global Hospital. When Kumar was […]