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Most tumors consist of a heterogeneous mix of cells. Genetic mutations found only in some of these cells are known to aid with the spread and progression of cancer.(Unsplash)

Scientists drive detailed study into how cancer cells spread

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:31 PM IST
With the help of the mouse model, scientists of Kanazawa University drove a detailed study to explain how the cells which are known to aid with the spread and progression of cancer commute in the body.
Recent work by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital pinpoints critical changes in an enzyme known as DICER, which create a cascade of effects on this microRNAome.(Yahoo)
Recent work by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital pinpoints critical changes in an enzyme known as DICER, which create a cascade of effects on this microRNAome.(Yahoo)

Novel RNA factors may help cancer cells thrive

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Recent work by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital pinpoints critical changes in an enzyme known as DICER, which create a cascade of effects on this microRNAome.
As cancer cells divide, DNA segments and even whole chromosomes can be duplicated, mutated, or lost altogether.(Pixabay)
As cancer cells divide, DNA segments and even whole chromosomes can be duplicated, mutated, or lost altogether.(Pixabay)

Discovery about how cancer cells evade immune defences inspires new treatment approach

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:56 PM IST
A recent discovery about the process of evasion by cancer cells has led researchers towards a new approach to treat the disease.
The research, provides new insights into how cancers evolve to adapt to changing environments and suggests ways to reduce drug resistance by combining therapies.(ANI)
The research, provides new insights into how cancers evolve to adapt to changing environments and suggests ways to reduce drug resistance by combining therapies.(ANI)

Study reveals how ecDNA forms, drives cancer drug resistance

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The research, published in the journal Nature, provides new insights into how cancers evolve to adapt to changing environments and suggests ways to reduce drug resistance by combining therapies.
A recent study has found a newly developed compound that starves cancer cells by attacking their “power plants” - the so-called mitochondria.(Unsplash)
A recent study has found a newly developed compound that starves cancer cells by attacking their “power plants” - the so-called mitochondria.(Unsplash)

New drug inhibits growth of cancer cells

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:53 PM IST
A recent study has found a newly developed compound that starves cancer cells by attacking their “power plants” - the so-called mitochondria.
The woman was infected with Covid-19 in the beginning this year and developed severe cough and fever. She was discharged from the hospital after she was cured. It was almost two months later during the second day of her chemotherapy treatment it was found out that she had the coronavirus, again.(AP)
The woman was infected with Covid-19 in the beginning this year and developed severe cough and fever. She was discharged from the hospital after she was cured. It was almost two months later during the second day of her chemotherapy treatment it was found out that she had the coronavirus, again.(AP)

Dutch woman, 89, dies due to Covid-19 reinfection; experts concerned

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 12:36 PM IST
The woman was infected with Covid-19 in the beginning this year and developed severe cough and fever. She was discharged from the hospital after she was cured. It was almost two months later during the second day of her chemotherapy treatment it was found out that she had the coronavirus, again.
Colorectal cancer is treatable if it is detected early.(iStock)
Colorectal cancer is treatable if it is detected early.(iStock)

Diagnosed with colorectal cancer? An expert is here to guide you

By By Dr. Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Your overall health and the stage of your colorectal cancer will help your doctor create a treatment plan.
If you lead an inactive life, you are more likely to develop colon cancer.(iStock)
If you lead an inactive life, you are more likely to develop colon cancer.(iStock)

Those with sedentary lifestyle more likely to develop colon cancer

By By Dr.Tushar Patil
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:44 AM IST
The other modifiable risk factors include smoking and consumption of red or processed meat.
Colon and rectal cancers are those that involve the lowest part of the digestive system: the large intestine and the rectum.(Freepik)
Colon and rectal cancers are those that involve the lowest part of the digestive system: the large intestine and the rectum.(Freepik)

Look out for these symptoms of colorectal cancer

By By Dr.Pushpak Chirmade
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Weakness, dark-coloured stools, and stomach pain are indicative of colon cancer, says expert.
Medical studies say that colon cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon develop changes in their DNA.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Medical studies say that colon cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon develop changes in their DNA.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

All you need to know about colorectal cancer

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and opting for regular screenings go a long way in keeping colorectal cancer at bay.
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. (iith.ac.in)
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. (iith.ac.in)

IIT Hyderabad develops combination therapy for cancer treatment

Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The researchers have developed a synergetic combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and chemotherapy using a naturally derived anticancer agent and shown its efficacy in destroying cancer cells.
While more research is needed, this pharmaceutical could potentially be used for several cancer types with an overactive cell-signaling pathway.(Unsplash)
While more research is needed, this pharmaceutical could potentially be used for several cancer types with an overactive cell-signaling pathway.(Unsplash)

Leukemia drug may treat brain cancer in children

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 01:35 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers suggested a new use of leukemia drug, nilotinib to heal a deadly pediatric brain cancer called medulloblastoma.
Oesophageal squamous carcinoma together with adenocarcinoma is the sixth main death causes in the global oncological practice. Less than 15 per cent of patients survives for five years from the time of the diagnosis.(Shutterstock)
Oesophageal squamous carcinoma together with adenocarcinoma is the sixth main death causes in the global oncological practice. Less than 15 per cent of patients survives for five years from the time of the diagnosis.(Shutterstock)

Mauritian herbs found to stop growth of cancer cells

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The researchers have found that the herb contains natural chemical compounds to inhibit the propagation of cancer cells.
National Cancer Institute estimates, only 20% of patients diagnosed with EAC survive five years.(Unsplash)
National Cancer Institute estimates, only 20% of patients diagnosed with EAC survive five years.(Unsplash)

Newly identified drug targets could open door for oesophageal cancer therapeutics

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 12:33 PM IST
The results of the study, published in Gastroenterology point to two signalling pathways as contributing to EAC tumours.
The study involved colorectal cancer survivors completing either a single session of HIIT or 12 sessions over 4 weeks.(Shutterstock)
The study involved colorectal cancer survivors completing either a single session of HIIT or 12 sessions over 4 weeks.(Shutterstock)

Colon cancer growth reduced by exercise

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 11:12 AM IST
The fact that exercise may play a role in reducing the growth of colon cancer cells has been published in The Journal of Physiology.
The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. (Shutterstock)
The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size. (Shutterstock)

New microfluidics device can detect cancer cells in blood

Washington DC | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 02:16 PM IST
Researchers have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The device may one day enable rapid, cheap liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.
While several antiplatelet drugs fight clots, their effects are not easily reversible, leaving patients vulnerable if they develop unexpected severe bleeding or are in need of an emergency surgical procedure.(Shutterstock)
While several antiplatelet drugs fight clots, their effects are not easily reversible, leaving patients vulnerable if they develop unexpected severe bleeding or are in need of an emergency surgical procedure.(Shutterstock)

Now, reversible antiplatelet therapy to fight clotting, cancer metastasis

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 06:23 PM IST
The therapeutic approach involves modifying human platelets to create “decoys” that are still capable of binding to some cells but will not aggregate or carry out the other normal platelet functions, including chemical signalling associated with the clotting process.
Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma - the deadliest form of brain cancer.(Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash)
Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma - the deadliest form of brain cancer.(Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash)

New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer

By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 01:56 PM IST
The AMD3100 drug, which has already been used in clinics, was found effective in stopping the inevitable cancer cell spread, the researchers said.
Researchers said that using the fluorescent marker helped surgeons to distinguish the most aggressive cancer cells from other brain tissue and they hope this will ultimately improve patient survival. (AFP)
Researchers said that using the fluorescent marker helped surgeons to distinguish the most aggressive cancer cells from other brain tissue and they hope this will ultimately improve patient survival. (AFP)

Brain cancer: This drink makes tumours glow, could make surgery more effective

London | By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 05:05 PM IST
Surgeons have tested the use of a fluorescent marker that can help them remove dangerous brain tumour cells from patients more accurately.
Tahira Kashyap and Ayushmann Khurrana were childhood sweethearts.
Tahira Kashyap and Ayushmann Khurrana were childhood sweethearts.

Tahira Kashyap, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, reveals cancer scare, says she underwent preventive mastectomy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, writer-director Tahira Kashyap, has announced in an empowering Instagram post that she recently underwent a partial mastectomy.
Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, is also known to exhibit anti-cancer properties, but its poor solubility in water had impeded curcumin’s clinical application in cancer.(Shutterstock)
Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, is also known to exhibit anti-cancer properties, but its poor solubility in water had impeded curcumin’s clinical application in cancer.(Shutterstock)

Indian-American researchers find way to use turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 03:40 PM IST
A team of Indian-American researchers have used an ingenious process to enable curcumin found in turmeric to kill cancer cells.
Scientists are exploring options to see what is the best way to use the gene to fight cancer.(Shutterstock)
Scientists are exploring options to see what is the best way to use the gene to fight cancer.(Shutterstock)

This hair loss gene could help improve cancer treatment

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 10:30 AM IST
Activating this gene may expose the cancer cells to the immune system and help the immune cells to attack the invading cancer cells.
Dietary consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to the formation of cancer-fighting substances in the body, which may have some beneficial effects.(Shutterstock)
Dietary consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to the formation of cancer-fighting substances in the body, which may have some beneficial effects.(Shutterstock)

Omega 3 fatty acids in diet can prevent cancer from spreading

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet can protect you to a great extent from growth of cancer, says a new study.
The findings revealed that proteomics - the large scale study of all proteins in a given system - has the potential to quickly provide robust personalised therapeutic options for cancer patients.(Shutterstock)
The findings revealed that proteomics - the large scale study of all proteins in a given system - has the potential to quickly provide robust personalised therapeutic options for cancer patients.(Shutterstock)

This protein analysis can help provide better cancer treatments

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Researchers used lab technology called mass spectrometry to study the proteins expressed by human cancer cells.
The study shows how the power of the immune system can be harnessed to attack even the most difficult-to-treat cancers.(Shutterstock)
The study shows how the power of the immune system can be harnessed to attack even the most difficult-to-treat cancers.(Shutterstock)

Breakthrough: Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer, says study

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 09:52 AM IST
In a major breakthrough for immunotherapy, a woman with an aggressive form of breast cancer which defied chemotherapy and spread to other organs, was cured with an experimental treatment that triggered her immune system.
Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.(Shutterstock)
Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.(Shutterstock)

Tea leaf extracts can destroy 80% of lung cancer cells

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 04:44 PM IST
A new study has shown how nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them. Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
A cancerous tumour develops when cells proliferate at an abnormally high rate and agglomerate in healthy tissue.(Shutterstock)
A cancerous tumour develops when cells proliferate at an abnormally high rate and agglomerate in healthy tissue.(Shutterstock)

Protein has been linked with the spread of breast cancer tumour cells

Asian News International, Washington D.C. | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Metastases is a process when cells called as metastatic cells that are difficult to destroy spread to other parts of the body. The protein has been linked to aid this process.
Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer - the most common form of lung cancer - always progresses after chemotherapy.(Shutterstock)
Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer - the most common form of lung cancer - always progresses after chemotherapy.(Shutterstock)

New immunotherapy combination for lung cancer may be effective

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 10:38 AM IST
The study noted that the therapy is promising and can be delivered in an outpatient setting.
Berries naturally produce pigments, that give them the red, blue and purple colour.(Shutterstock)
Berries naturally produce pigments, that give them the red, blue and purple colour.(Shutterstock)

Eating berries like blackcurrant may help in preventing cancer

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 10:46 AM IST
The regulation of an enzyme found in berries could open up new avenues for cancer treatment.
Childhood obesity may have lasting effects that could lead to cancer early and late in life.(Shutterstock)
Childhood obesity may have lasting effects that could lead to cancer early and late in life.(Shutterstock)

Childhood obesity can have lasting effects leading to cancer in young adults

Press Trust of India, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Young people with body mass indexes (BMIs) over 30 are more likely to experience aggressive malignancies, said Nathan A Berger from Case Western Reserve University. According to his research, childhood obesity may have lasting effects that could lead to cancer early and late in life.
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