Tag Archives: Cancer

AIIMS doctor treats cancer patient with the help of alcohol

New Delhi: Dr P S Chandra, professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS, has successfully treated a 28-year-old pregnant woman, paralysed below the waist for several months due to a rare spine tumour, by pumping in a measured amount of ‘absolute alcohol’, a neuro-toxic drug, into the tumour to destroy the lump.

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Order issued to cancel licences of four hospitals indulging in ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies

Kalaburagi (Karnataka): Kalaburagi deputy commissioner Ujwal Kumar Ghosh has directed health department officials to cancel the licences of four hospitals where ‘unnecessary’ hysterectomies were allegedly performed.

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Some thoughts on the eve of World Cancer Day 2017

A 20-year long perpetual cancer campaign throughout the year on the National Cancer Calendar Dates has done wonders. Thanks to internet and the modern electronic media.

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Health secretary, hospital director get notices in a case of cancer patient wrongly diagnosed as pregnant

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report about a young woman who was wrongly diagnosed as pregnant and after eight months was again diagnosed and told that instead of being pregnant she was having a tumour, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Health Secretary, Tamil Nadu and Director, Kasturi Bai Government General Maternity Hospital, Chennai calling for reports within two weeks.

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WSU researcher develops safer gene therapy

Washington: A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy.

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A new way of looking at cancer

Singapore: Clusters of circulating cells commonly found in the blood of cancer patients have long been the subject of research on cancer. These clusters have been regarded for more than 50 years as malignant cells that have broken off from the primary tumour, spreading cancer to other parts of the body.

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30% of all cancers in India caused due to tobacco usage: Experts

Bangalore: Cancer is an ever-increasing public health menace in India, and has become one of the leading causes of mortality. Cancer can have profound social and economic consequences for people in India, often leading to family impoverishment and social inequity.

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Starving cancer the key to new treatments

Sydney: Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumours.

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Medical errors third leading cause of death in US after heart disease and cancer

The Johns Hopkins team says the CDC’s way of collecting national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate. The researchers are advocating for updated criteria for classifying deaths on death certificates.

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Opinion: Cancer can be beaten with awareness, palliative care

There is a crying need for a better tertiary healthcare system that can decentralise the treatment, so for simple procedures like injecting saline water, caregivers don’t have to rush to the nearest cancer hospital.

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