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  • Scientist behind coronavirus shot says next target is cancer Mar 19, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Scientist behind coronavirus shot says next target is cancer

    Ozlem Tureci, who founded the German company BioNTech with her husband Ugur Sahin, was working on a way to harness the body’s immune system to tackle tumors when they learned last year of an unknown virus infecting people in China.

  • 11,000 patients in England to swallow tiny cameras for early cancer detection Mar 13, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    11,000 patients in England to swallow tiny cameras for early cancer detection

    Known as a "colon capsule endoscopy", the cameras are expected to help speed up the checks, catching more cancers early when they are easier to treat.

  • In Canada, shippers race to move cancer treatments as COVID-19 grounds flights Jan 03, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    In Canada, shippers race to move cancer treatments as COVID-19 grounds flights

    It is a problem in Canada, where a limited domestic market and restrictions on international travel, like a 14-day quarantine for arrivals, have hit air passenger traffic harder than in some other countries like the United States.

  • Despite coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, cancer doesn’t take a break Dec 03, 2020 07:53 AM IST

    Despite coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, cancer doesn’t take a break

    The danger of delayed screenings is greatest for people with known risk factors for cancer.

  • Happy to come out victorious from this battle: Sanjay Dutt on cancer Oct 21, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Happy to come out victorious from this battle: Sanjay Dutt on cancer

    In August, Sanjay Dutt had announced that he would be taking a break from his professional commitments to focus on medical treatment, amid speculation that he was battling lung cancer.

  • Cancer cases could rise by over 12% to 15.7 lakh in next five years: ICMR report Aug 19, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Cancer cases could rise by over 12% to 15.7 lakh in next five years: ICMR report

    Tobacco-related cancers are estimated to constitute about 27 percent of all cases of the disease in the country

  • Scientists devise blood test that detects cancer years before it turns symptomatic Jul 23, 2020 04:07 PM IST

    Scientists devise blood test that detects cancer years before it turns symptomatic

    The PanSeer blood test was developed to detect the methylation pattern in the samples, since abnormal methylation is usually a signal of multiple types of cancer, such as pancreatic and colon cancer

  • COVID-19 reminds us to be more environmentally conscious May 17, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    COVID-19 reminds us to be more environmentally conscious

    The pandemic shows how sensitive the environment and the ecosystem surrounding us is. India needs to focus on a green recovery now

  • Oncologists fear delayed cancer diagnosis, stage migration amid COVID-19 crisis Apr 28, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Oncologists fear delayed cancer diagnosis, stage migration amid COVID-19 crisis

    Cancer treatment in times of coronavirus has been challenging as the pandemic is impacting both cancer diagnostics and treatment, with doctors having to balance risks versus benefits on a daily basis.

  • Covid-19| Can supply cancer and diabetes medicines at reasonable price, Biocon tells West Bengal government Apr 11, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Covid-19| Can supply cancer and diabetes medicines at reasonable price, Biocon tells West Bengal government

    The biopharmaceutical major, led by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, has written to the West Bengal government offering medicines, including "additional support" services, to assist the state officials.

  • AstraZeneca's lung cancer treatment gets FDA nod Mar 30, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    AstraZeneca's lung cancer treatment gets FDA nod

    The combo treatment has been approved in the United States for adult patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, the company said.

  • Reporter's Take | How India could improve cancer treatment Feb 25, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | How India could improve cancer treatment

    Moneycontrol's Jerome Anthony talks to Vishwanath Pilla to find out what can be done in India to improve cancer treatment.

  • How Niramai is using artificial intelligence to change the face of breast cancer detection Feb 16, 2020 03:08 PM IST

    How Niramai is using artificial intelligence to change the face of breast cancer detection

    At the heart of Niramai’s intervention is a device that uses Thermalytix — the technology that Manjunath and her team developed by combining thermography and an AI-based learning algorithm to search for malignant tumours

  • One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime: WHO Feb 04, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime: WHO

    Ahead of the World Cancer Day on Tuesday, WHO and its specialized International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have released two reports: one aimed at setting the global agenda on the disease; the other focused on research and prevention.

  • World Cancer Day: Disease causes 1 in six deaths despite billions of dollars spent in research Feb 04, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    World Cancer Day: Disease causes 1 in six deaths despite billions of dollars spent in research

    To commemorate World Cancer Day, let's talk about this disease, its prevention and how far the science has gone to find out its treatment.

  • MP govt should form special teams to tackle cancer: Jyotiraditya Scindia Jan 23, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    MP govt should form special teams to tackle cancer: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    "Efforts must be taken right from the state government level to form special teams to treat patients suffering from cancer and other serious ailments," Scindia said.

  • British scientists discover 'all-cancer cure' by accident Jan 23, 2020 12:37 PM IST

    British scientists discover 'all-cancer cure' by accident

    Lead author of the study and Cardiff expert Professor Andrew Sewell called the discovery “highly unusual” and indicated that it could be developed into a universal, broad-based therapy.

  • Pune scientists develop tech to detect early spread of cancer Aug 19, 2019 04:57 PM IST

    Pune scientists develop tech to detect early spread of cancer

    The 'OncoDiscover' technology has been approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, the national regulatory body for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

  • WHO updates its essential medicines list, adds cancer and stroke drugs Jul 09, 2019 03:35 PM IST

    WHO updates its essential medicines list, adds cancer and stroke drugs

    The list included five new cancer therapies based on improved survival rates for lung, blood and prostate cancers, and recommended two new immunotherapies -- nivolumab and pembrolizumab -- that had improved survival rates by 50% for advanced melanoma, which was incurable until recently.

  • Over 1.5 crore people will need chemotherapy globally each year by 2040: Study May 13, 2019 04:10 PM IST

    Over 1.5 crore people will need chemotherapy globally each year by 2040: Study

    The study was conducted by researchers at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre in Australia and International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon.

  • Prices of 390 non-scheduled cancer medicines slashed by up to 87%: Govt Mar 08, 2019 07:55 PM IST

    Prices of 390 non-scheduled cancer medicines slashed by up to 87%: Govt

    The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on February 27 had brought 42 non-scheduled anti-cancer drugs under price control, capping trade margin at 30 percent.

  • Govt caps trade margins of 42 cancer drugs Feb 27, 2019 07:55 PM IST

    Govt caps trade margins of 42 cancer drugs

    Currently, 57 anti-cancer drugs are under price control as scheduled formulations.

  • India's largest cancer institute in Haryana's Jhajjar to open in January Dec 25, 2018 05:03 PM IST

    India's largest cancer institute in Haryana's Jhajjar to open in January

    The institute will have 710 beds, out of which 200 beds will be dedicated for translational research on India-specific cancers.

  • Persistent Systems uses AI to develop method for early detection of breast cancer variant Dec 19, 2018 10:37 PM IST

    Persistent Systems uses AI to develop method for early detection of breast cancer variant

    Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Persistent Systems has helped develop a platform that has helped to identify some new markers found in patients for triple negative breast cancer.

  • New test can detect all types of cancer within minutes Dec 06, 2018 03:38 PM IST

    New test can detect all types of cancer within minutes

    Researchers developed a tool that could look at these pattern changes at the whole genome level within minutes.

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