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This international day is a ‘global uniting initiative’ led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). (worldcancerday.org)

World Cancer Day 2021: Check here for history, significance and theme this year

By hindustantimes.com, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:16 AM IST
World Cancer Day 2021: Annually observed on February 4, World Cancer Day seeks to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surround the disease that is the second leading cause of deaths globally. Read on to know all about the history, significance and theme this year
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Study discovers expected restorative targets can repress colorectal cancer progression(Pexels)
Study discovers expected restorative targets can repress colorectal cancer progression(Pexels)

There might be a way to control the progress of colorectal cancer, says study

ANI, Nagoya
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 08:04 AM IST
Scientists from Japan might have found a new way to control the progress of the colorectal cancer. The tissues of this cancer contains two kinds of fibroblasts which promote and restrain the progress and altering the balance between the two types of cells could stop the spread of the tumours.
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Representational Image(Unsolash)
Representational Image(Unsolash)

Physical activity key to reducing menopause symptoms. Here’s how

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Washington DC
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:17 PM IST
A new study suggests that the intensity and volume of physical activity could mitigate some of the amplified symptoms of menopause.
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath relaxed rules for IIT scholar Ashish Dixit.(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath relaxed rules for IIT scholar Ashish Dixit.(ANI)

UP CM relaxes rules, gives Rs 10 lakh for IIT scholar’s cancer treatment

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 04:22 PM IST
A statement from the CM’s office said Adityanath learnt through social media about the financial problems the family of Ashish Dixit was facing as he is undergoing treatment in Lucknow
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Filmmaker Pankaj Purohit
Filmmaker Pankaj Purohit

Filmmaker Pankaj Purohit gathers SSR’s murder is an eye-opener

UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Purohit said, “Victims want their restitution. Family are entitled to their restitution.”
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Sanjay Dutt will receive treatment in Mumbai. Kangana ranaut shared a throwback from her boarding school days.
Sanjay Dutt will receive treatment in Mumbai. Kangana ranaut shared a throwback from her boarding school days.

Sanjay Dutt will complete preliminary cancer treatment in Mumbai, Kangana Ranaut shares rare throwback

By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Here are the top 5 entertainment news stories of the day: Sanjay Dutt, who was diagnosed with lung cancer last week, will get treated in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital. Kangana ranaut has shared a throwback from her school days.
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Every beneficiary family under the Ayushmann Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna will get cashless treatment of up to ₹5 lakh.(ANI/For representation only)
Every beneficiary family under the Ayushmann Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna will get cashless treatment of up to ₹5 lakh.(ANI/For representation only)

Farmers can apply for 5 lakh health insurance till July 24

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Beneficiaries can avail of treatment of up to 5lakh for 1,396 ailments, including heart surgery, cancer treatment and surgery for accidents at 546 listed hospitals and 208 government hospitals
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Dr Tarang Krishna(Digpu)
Dr Tarang Krishna(Digpu)

Dr Tarang Krishna is successfully treating cancer with immunotherapy

UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Delhi-based Cancer Healer Center is leading the way in providing painless cancer treatment with high recovery rate and improved quality of life.
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Of the 20 per cent of patients with severe respiratory illness, they said 11 per cent required high-flow oxygen and 9 per cent required respirators.. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Of the 20 per cent of patients with severe respiratory illness, they said 11 per cent required high-flow oxygen and 9 per cent required respirators.. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Advanced cancer, chemotherapy may not aggravate risk of severe Covid-19: Study

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New York
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 05:36 PM IST
While chemotherapy was not found to be an aggravating factor, they said patients treated with checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy were more likely to be hospitalised with respiratory complications from the viral infection.
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The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 11,903, while the number of cases climbed to 3,54,065 on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 11,903, while the number of cases climbed to 3,54,065 on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

AIIMS conducts pilot study to assess effect of radiation therapy on Covid-19 patients

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 02:51 PM IST
The government on Saturday released a revised protocol for the treatment of coronavirus infection, allowing use of antiviral drug remdesivir in moderate cases and hydroxychloroquine in patients during the early course of the disease.
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Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday.
Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday.

Rishi Kapoor dead: His rare pics with son Ranbir Kapoor, wife Neetu Singh and family. See pics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Here are some of Rishi Kapoor’s most memorable pictures with wife Neetu Singh, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima.
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Care of cancer patients, in the new normal of today, faces a dual challenge.(Unsplash)
Care of cancer patients, in the new normal of today, faces a dual challenge.(Unsplash)

Caring for cancer patients amid Covid-19 crisis

By Dr Vineet Talwar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 12:38 PM IST
In the current scenario, caring for cancer patients is the biggest challenge for oncologists. Cancer patients usually have compromised immunity levels to fight various infections due to the disease itself and also its treatment, which involves doses of steroids, immune modulators, chemotherapy agents and radiation therapy.
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Students of Kapol Vidyanidhi International School, Kandivli portrayed the contribution of different professions through dance.
Students of Kapol Vidyanidhi International School, Kandivli portrayed the contribution of different professions through dance.

Mumbai school events: A joyous annual day for nursery, KG students

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Important and interesting events that took place at Mumbai schools recently
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Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. (iith.ac.in)
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. (iith.ac.in)

IIT Hyderabad develops combination therapy for cancer treatment

By Indo Asian News Service | Hyderabad
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.
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ClinicSpots was set up in 2015 with the sole aim of offering a non-invasive interface that connects patients with suitable medical experts and treatment options for affordable and quick recovery.(Digpu)
ClinicSpots was set up in 2015 with the sole aim of offering a non-invasive interface that connects patients with suitable medical experts and treatment options for affordable and quick recovery.(Digpu)

ClinicSpots is redefining medical tourism through an intuitive Q&A platform

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 06:12 PM IST
ClinicSpots was set up in 2015 with the sole aim of offering a non-invasive interface that connects patients with suitable medical experts and treatment options for affordable and quick recovery.
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Awareness is low not only among people, but doctors as well, feel cancer specialists.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
Awareness is low not only among people, but doctors as well, feel cancer specialists.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

80% childhood cancers are curable, say experts

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Even though advancement in cancer cure in the past few decades has made it possible to treat nearly 80% of all childhood cancers globally, the percentage is lower in India mainly because there is still lack of sufficient awareness.
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Scientists at two government-run laboratories said they have completed the sequencing of genomes of 1,008 healthy individuals under a project, aimed at providing Indian patients personalised treatment for diseases such as cancer.(Representative Image)
Scientists at two government-run laboratories said they have completed the sequencing of genomes of 1,008 healthy individuals under a project, aimed at providing Indian patients personalised treatment for diseases such as cancer.(Representative Image)

Genome sequencing to help in personalised cancer treatment

By Anonna Dutt | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Genome sequencing is the process of figuring out the order of DNA nucleotides, or bases, in a genome [genetic material of an organism].
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The annual show, called Colours of Life and now in its 15th edition, raises funds to pay for cancer treatments for those who cannot afford them. This work by artist Meera Devidaya, titled Mumbai, depicts the degradation of urban landscapes.
The annual show, called Colours of Life and now in its 15th edition, raises funds to pay for cancer treatments for those who cannot afford them. This work by artist Meera Devidaya, titled Mumbai, depicts the degradation of urban landscapes.

Artists pitch in, donate works to raise funds for cancer patients

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 04:07 PM IST
112 artists come together with 175 artworks for the 50th anniversary of the Cancer Patients Aid Association
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Frailty occurs when a number of systems in the body lose reserve capacity.(Unsplash)
Frailty occurs when a number of systems in the body lose reserve capacity.(Unsplash)

Lower levels of dietary vitamins, antioxidants associated with frailty among older adults

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The B vitamins are important for several cellular processes including DNA repair and energy metabolism. Vitamin D is essential for bone metabolism, muscle strength, and mood.
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Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor have been stationed in New York for his cancer treatment since September last year.(Instagram)
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor have been stationed in New York for his cancer treatment since September last year.(Instagram)

Rishi Kapoor says Neetu Kapoor has been his rock during cancer treatment: ‘I have learnt to remain calm with my family, fans’

UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Rishi Kapoor, who has been in New York since last September for cancer treatment, hopes to be back in Mumbai, in time for Ganpati puja. He also said, in an interview, how illness has taught him patience.
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Dr Namita Pandey, breast oncological surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, said, “Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to suffer from cancer.”(HT Photo)
Dr Namita Pandey, breast oncological surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, said, “Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to suffer from cancer.”(HT Photo)

Cancer deaths rise by 5,727 in 3 years in Maharashtra

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:14 AM IST
According to the study, 9% of the total cases of cancer in the country were recorded in Maharashtra.
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Another way to determine the healthcare cover is to consider the kind of treatment you are likely to seek.(Getty Images/ Representative image)
Another way to determine the healthcare cover is to consider the kind of treatment you are likely to seek.(Getty Images/ Representative image)

Doing the math: Choose the right healthcare cover

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 11:21 AM IST
According to experts, there are three things to consider: healthcare inflation, your family medical history and your salary.
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Tahira Kashyap says she kept a wig and many scarves ready as she wasn’t ready to go bald.(Instagram)
Tahira Kashyap says she kept a wig and many scarves ready as she wasn’t ready to go bald.(Instagram)

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira says son asked her why she had gone bald, asked her not to meet his friends

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Tahira Kashyap, wife of actor Ayushmann Khurrana, has said that during her cancer treatment she wasn’t ready to go bald, but she eventually did and, in the process, redefined notions of beauty.
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Rishi Kapoor is now cancer-free, filmmaker Rahul Rawail was the first to confirm the news.
Rishi Kapoor is now cancer-free, filmmaker Rahul Rawail was the first to confirm the news.

Rishi Kapoor is cancer-free, confirms brother Randhir Kapoor, director Rahul Rawail shares the news

By Monika Rawal Kukreja & Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 01:56 PM IST
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The study suggests that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should be monitored for post-surgical depression.(Shutterstock)
The study suggests that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should be monitored for post-surgical depression.(Shutterstock)

Hormonal treatment may trigger depression in men with prostate cancer

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:43 AM IST
Increasingly doctors are becoming aware that for many men, a cancer diagnosis and treatment leads to depression, with suicide rates seen rising disproportionately for those with urological cancers.
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Indians must have options to get treated and cured: AIIMS director

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Director of New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS, Dr Randeep Guleria, spoke about the available cancer treatment options in India and the need for a state-of-the-art institute for the disease.
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the Jhajjar district of Haryana is the first in a nationwide grid of high-end public hospitals being developed to offer affordable and quality cancer treatment at the district level. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the Jhajjar district of Haryana is the first in a nationwide grid of high-end public hospitals being developed to offer affordable and quality cancer treatment at the district level. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

National cancer grid takes off from Haryana’s Jhajjar

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The 710-bed NCI, which has been set up at a cost of R2,035 crore, will focus on patient care, undergraduate teaching, research, and training specialists to provide cancer treatment in small towns, which will be networked with NCI to provide the best treatment modalities.
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Eros Agarwal(HT)
Eros Agarwal(HT)

Board Exams 2019: Cancer can’t stop two Mumbai teens from writing HSC board exams

By Ankita Bhatkande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Board Exams 2019: Youths write exams even as they battle blood and bone cancer
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Eros Agarwal and Samiksha Sinkar(HT Photo)
Eros Agarwal and Samiksha Sinkar(HT Photo)

Cancer can’t weaken will of two Mumbai students from taking HSC exams

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Two youths, from Mira Road and Kurla, write exams even as they battle blood and bone cancer.
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Union health minister JP Nadda (in orange stole) during the inauguration of the cancer hospital on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019.(HT Photo)
Union health minister JP Nadda (in orange stole) during the inauguration of the cancer hospital on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019.(HT Photo)

PM Modi inaugurates largest government-run cancer hospital at AIIMS campus in Jhajjar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kurukshetra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The cancer hospital at AIMS campus in Jhajjar is expected to be fully operational by 2020. It will be an apex centre for not just cancer treatment but also translational research in India-specific cancers, with focus on cancer prevention.
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