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

News: WHO and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have released two reports to mark World Cancer Day (4 February): “Report on Cancer: Setting priorities, investing wisely and providing care for all” and “World Cancer Report: Cancer research for cancer prevention” Facts: Key takeaways: World Cancer Report: Cancer research for cancer prevention Global: In… Continue reading One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime: WHO report

UK Researchers develop new technique to make cancer treatment more effective, affordable

Researchers from the UK have developed a technique that could make light-based cancer treatment more effective and safer for patients while reducing its cost. Light-based or photo-dynamic therapy is a clinically-approved treatment which uses drugs that only work when exposed to light to destroy cancer cells.  However,many of these drugs are frequently toxic even without… Continue reading UK Researchers develop new technique to make cancer treatment more effective, affordable

Cancer cell detection ‘dots’ developed from coal in Assam

Scientists from CSIR-NEIST Assam have developed chemical process that turns dirty coal into biomedical carbon quantum dots(CQDs) to help detect cancer cells. Carbon Quantum Dots(CQDs) are carbon-based nanomaterials whose size is less than 10 nm or nanometre.These carbon quantum dots (CQDs) were produced from cheap,abundant, low-quality and high sulphur coals. The CQDs emits a bluish… Continue reading Cancer cell detection ‘dots’ developed from coal in Assam

Immunotherapy boosts survival outlook for lung cancer patients

According to a report,immunotherapy treatment can help significantly boost survival rates among patients suffering from advanced lung cancer. The report is based on a clinical trial conducted by researchers.The clinical trial found out that almost 25% of patients who had received the immunotherapy drug and who had not previously received chemotherapy were alive after five… Continue reading Immunotherapy boosts survival outlook for lung cancer patients

Incidence of cancer set to rise: Lancet study

According to a study published in The Lancet,the number of patients requiring chemotherapy annually will rise to 15 million by 2040. The report has said that the incidence of cancer (excluding non-melanomatous skin cancers) is projected to rise from 17 million to 26 million between 2018 and 2040.The growth will be seen mostly in low… Continue reading Incidence of cancer set to rise: Lancet study