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 […]

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressive

Among men getting a prostate biopsy, those with a history of consuming seven or more drinks a week are more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with an aggressive tumour, a study suggests

Study reveals early-age drinking makes prostate cancer more aggressiveResearchers found a three-fold increased risk of having a high-grade tumour in these men, no matter whether the heavy drinking occurred in youth – ages 15 to 19 – or in later decades, according to the results published in Cancer Prevention Research. There was no link, however, between current alcohol consumption and tumour grade. The […]

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Pesticides and animals eating human food may also be driving the disease. Humans are putting animals at risk by making the environment better for them. Like humans, bird hormones are affected by light, driving cancer rates. Researchers plan to compare cancer rates in animals living in different areas. They hope educating children will improve conservation efforts in the future

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals studyAnimals are developing cancer due to significant changes in the environment caused by humans, scientists claim. Pollution in oceans, radiation from power plants and pesticides from farms may be causing wild animals to develop tumours, according to experts from Arizona State University. Light pollution and animals eating human food from rubbish may also be driving […]

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetes

Cancer patients were 35 per cent more likely to develop diabetes than people without malignancies, the study found. The excess diabetes associated with tumours persisted even after accounting for other diabetes risk factors like obesity, smoking and drinking

Cancer diagnosis linked with increased risk of diabetesPeople who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people […]

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancer

In recent news, renowned Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre shared a post on being diagnosed with high grade cancer. Over the years, incidences of cancer have spiked considerably, affecting millions of people worldwide. Out of the many type of Cancers, high grade cancers are those that are considered aggressive, as they spread rapidly

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancerWhat is metastasis? Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area of formation (where it started). This occurs through the lymph system or through blood, which then forms tumours in other parts. These newly formed tumours are called secondary tumours. A metastasis often […]

Organ donation: Mother gives a new lease of life to son

Junaid (name changed), a 45-year-old man was suffering from a polycystic kidney ailment and the only way he could have survived was through a kidney transplant. Fatima, his 70-year-old mother volunteered to donate her kidney to save her son’s life

Organ donation: Mother gives a new lease of life to sonIn India, there are over 1, 75,000 people who are waiting for a kidney transplant. Whereas, only 5000 kidneys are available for the transplant procedure Junaid, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, had come to Mumbai, for the treatment of his kidney disease. He was suffering from a polycystic kidney ailment in which the kidney size […]

Could baking soda be used to improve cancer treatment?

Consuming baking soda may help immunotherapy drugs to fight difficult-to-treat tumours. This cheap and simple intervention may eventually improve current cancer treatments

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 […]

Overweight? 8 types of cancer you’re more likely to have

The good news in this rather bleak picture, the researchers write, is that weight gain is largely preventable.

Overweight? 8 types of cancer you’re more likely to haveBeing overweight or obese carries even more cancer risk than previously thought, according to a new review. The researchers—a working group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer—examined more than 1,000 studies and found that obesity increased risk for 13 types of cancer, 8 more than had been previously linked to weight. In […]

IIT Bombay and Tata Memorial Centre sign MoU for cancer research

The purpose of the MOU is to facilitate scientific and programmatic collaborations between NCI, IITB, and TMC in basic and clinical proteogenomic studies leading to patient care and public dissemination and information sharing to the research community

IIT Bombay and Tata Memorial Centre sign MoU for cancer researchThe National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, along with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on clinical proteogenomics cancer research. The MOU between NCI, IITB, and Tata Memorial Centre represents […]

This is why cancer treatment should be tailor-made for each patient

The future of cancer treatment may eventually transition from ‘one pill for all’ to ‘an individualized treatment’ based on each patient’s cancer

This is why cancer treatment should be tailor-made for each patientThe major differences between the traditional treatment means of cancer, namely chemotherapy and radiation and what are now termed as ‘revolutionary’ immune-based therapies are as follows. The so called chemo drugs are largely nonspecific in that they are equally toxic to cancer and normal cells. Thus, in spite of their proven efficacy in controlling a […]
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