Save hearts, enrich lives

SRCC Children’s Hospital launches a paediatric programme ‘Rakhsa Camp – Save the little Hearts’, an initiative to save and enrich lives of hundreds of children from across Maharashtra with aid from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and TATA Trusts

Save hearts, enrich livesSRCC Children’s hospital launches Raksha Camp – Save the Little hearts. The hospital is managed by Narayana Health. Hearts in association with Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Tata Trusts. Today, screening began at 9:00 am. Children from Nashik, Palghar and Yatmal participated in Raksha Camp. Most children had cardiac ailments and need surgical interventions. Mr Arunesh […]

DATRI crosses milestone of 300 stem cells donations, felicitates donors

In the last eight years DATRI, has worked towards spreading awareness on blood stem cells donations through numerous camps held across educational institutions, corporates and residential areas. As a result, there has been a considerable rise in awareness among people

DATRI crosses milestone of 300 stem cells donations, felicitates donorsCelebrating the benchmark of crossing over 300 donations, DATRI, India’s leading Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, felicitated its proud donors from Maharashtra. It was a memorable moment for the NGO, which has been instrumental in facilitating 313 stem cell donations, till date. Since 2009, DATRI has been persistently working towards saving the lives of patients […]

Cancer cure: ‘Online Oncology Tutorial Series’ for doctors launch to tackle cancer

Due to the lack of awareness regarding cancer, Tata Memorial Centre  in collabartion with department of health and family welfare and government of Maharashtra has launched, online ‘Onchology Tutorial Series’, to train the doctors across  the country on early detection, prevention and basics of treatment,  under  its goal ‘Affordable Cancer Care' project

Cancer cure: ‘Online Oncology Tutorial Series’ for doctors launch to tackle cancerCancer is a major public health concern in India and has become of the ten leading causes of death in the country.  In order to diagnose cancer at an early stage, the health care providers at all levels should be well informed and ware on screening, diagnosis and treatment. So, Tata Memorial Centre with its […]

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employees

On the occasion of national breast cancer awareness month, Jaslok Hospital provided self-examination training to the women employees of the BMC Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (D-ward) in Mumbai. The training session was conducted at D ward BMC office, Nana Chowk, Mumbai for the entire women workforce of BMC

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employeesBreast cancer projection for India for the year 2020 suggests that the number to go as high as 17, 97,900, says a report by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Also, the recent statistics show that women suffering from breast cancer are mainly below the age of 50 years. On October 30, the training session conducted […]

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 […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]

Lifeline Express: A real lifeline to cancer patients in need

The oral cancer screening done by the dentists at Lifeline Express found 36 patients suffering from oral cancers and 180 with pre-cancerous lesions. This is one of the highest burdens of oral cancer ever detected in any of the camps held so far. Docs claim that this is the world’s first cancer facility on train. It is currently stationed at Mirzapur

Lifeline Express: A real lifeline to cancer patients in needCancer surgeries were performed on the Lifeline Express on September 09, 2017 it is a train that is stationed at Mirzapur station. The purpose of Lifeline Express is obvious, it helps cancer patients get a new life and it also is the only lifeline that can help save them here. The surgeries carried out on […]

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, […]

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun

Since its invention there have been several major advancements in the EUS technique but the use of this procedure remains low in Asian countries. In a dialogue with My Medical Mantra, Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun Teoh, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong explained the reason behind why it is underused and how can it be made affordable

‘We need more experts in EUS,’ says Dr Anthony Yuen-BunThe second EUS Congress is taking place in Mumbai at Renaissance Convention centre, Powai. Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun TEOH who is a faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong spoke to My Medical Mantra about the importance of (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) EUS procedure. He also explained why this technique needs to be promoted […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]