Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

The support group will undertake activities for continuous rehabilitation. Lectures on how to swallow food and how to speak would be arranged for the survivors. Also, special attention would be given to keep a check that patient does not go back to consuming tobacco and other tobacco related products

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patientsA group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 seconds

 The MasSpec Pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water onto the target tissue, absorbing the chemicals inside of the cells. This droplet is then analysed by an instrument called a mass spectrometer, which can analyse thousands of molecules, and quickly deliver the results to doctors on a computer screen

Scientist create ‘pen’ to help detect cancer within 10 secondsThe device is capable of identifying cancerous cells 150 times faster than conventional technologies and was 96 per cent accurate in tests. Researchers from the University of Texas say that the MasSpec Pen can help surgeons identify which tissue should be removed and which should be preserved, to help patients’ recover. Dr Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, […]

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome move

It is estimated that approximately 600,000 patients with cancer are treated annually in the NCG centres, which amounts to 60% of all patients with cancer in India. Bidi alone kills 6 lakh Indians every year

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome moveTobacco is a health hazard in our society, in a positive and progressive step forward the Union government has decided to charge bidi, at 28% under the proposed Good and Services Tax (GST), increasing the tax slab on bidi, which currently attracts 20% tax. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made this announcement after the GST council […]

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancer

The workshop begins on May 08 and will end on May 19. During the workshop, topics such as the basics about cancer, how to solve a case, how to diagnose them, and what is the best evidence based line of management of cancer will be taught to students to help them deal with cancer cases with a better understanding

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancerTata Memorial Hospital has organised its 3rd Summer School in Oncology 2017 in collaboration with King’s college, London. At least 120 medical students from Maharashtra and other states of India are participating in the workshop. Dr Kailash Sharma, Director of Academic, TMC, said, “The aim of this camp is to motivate medical students who are […]