Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Cancer

Fujifilm launches AI-powered health centre in Gurugram that can screen for 10 types of cancer

Known as the NURA health centre, the facility also screens for lifestyle diseases. A full-body screening package at the centre costs Rs 18,000.

Experimental drug shows success in advanced breast cancer patients, better than standard chemo

Trastuzumab deruxtecan helped check cancer growth in even those with low levels of protein that cancer drugs target. Tumours didn't grow for at least 10 months, compared to average 5 in chemotherapy.

Cancer ‘disappears’, every patient in remission — New York drug trial shows astonishing results

Fourteen patients with rectal cancer carrying a specific genetic mutation were rid of the disease using immunotherapy, without need for chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.

Oral cancer in India could get $3.2 billion in the next ten years. Tobacco is the culprit

We can cut the risk of oral cancers by 50% within 5 years and also save 3.5 million hectares of land. We only need to curb smoking and tobacco.

Everyone knows too much salt is bad for your health. Pepper can be good for you

From preventing cancers to aiding better digestion – adding a few extra grinds of pepper to your food may well be beneficial.

‘I dedicate my last years to health,’ Ratan Tata at cancer hospital inauguration in Assam

A joint venture between the Assam government and Tata Trusts is building 17 cancer hospitals in the state.

New Covid vaccine developed in Germany produces better immune response in cancer patients

Peptide-based vaccine CoVac-1 has been developed by researchers at University of Tübingen. They say it induces better T-cell immune response in immunocompromised patients.

70% of global cancer deaths are in low and middle-income countries. But we can change it

Treatment and care for cancer is available in less than 15% of LMICs compared to more than 90% in high-income countries.

One teaspoon twice a day — Indians opting for ‘urine therapy’ to ‘cure’ cancer, Covid

India is the land of gharelu nuskhe and DIY treatments. But some are going truly DIY by drinking their own urine. Move over gaumutra.

Patients recovering from cancer can become parents, says Dr Hrishikesh Pai

Dr Pai says the number of young people affected by cancer is rising. Fertility preservation gives them a ray of hope to live meaningfully.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.