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 […]

Cancer patients in Tata hospital to get personalised care

Tata Memorial Centre launches a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a six-month certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme

Cancer patients in Tata hospital to get personalised careTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai has launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need […]

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 […]

‘Wider spectrum of health effects must be covered in tobacco consumption’: Study

A recent study published in IJERPH analysed patterns of tobacco consumption and its health effects only to find that viewing health warnings on tobacco consumption in their packaging increases belief that smoking caused some of the health effects depicted in those warnings

‘Wider spectrum of health effects must be covered in tobacco consumption’: StudyPictorial health warning labels can increase beliefs and knowledge about the negative health consequences of smoking, says a study that was published in the recent edition of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study included 500 smokers and non-smokers each from four countries including India and Bangladesh. According to the report, the […]

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 […]

Cancer patients show confidence in TMC NCG Navya, get second opinion on diagnosis without fear

In a recent study, it was found that 73 per cent of the cancer patients shared the second opinion they received from TMC NCG Navya to their primary treating oncologists and 78 per cent of cancer patients received treatments recommended by TMC NCG Navya. This study was presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer patients show confidence in TMC NCG Navya, get second opinion on diagnosis without fearThe Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and National Cancer Grid (NCG) have together brought forward an initiative called the TMC NCG Navya. It is an online platform to provide a second opinion on the health of cancer patients. In a recent study, it was found that 73 per cent of the cancer patients shared the second […]

Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer patients, proves study  

The study randomly assigned patients to perform yoga and conventional exercise or asanas, in addition to standard chemotherapy. The sample size for the study was 605 patients, with at least a year of follow-up.  The improvements were found on those performing these asanas regularly

Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer patients, proves study  An Indian study by including doctors Nita Nair, Nishu Singh Goel and five others from Department of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Management Group and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai have evaluated and proven that yoga helps improve the quality of life for women undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. Interestingly, the study shows that […]