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With natural charm and tremendous tenacity, how Rishi Kapoor straddled past and present
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With natural charm and tremendous tenacity, how Rishi Kapoor straddled past and present

As someone who was born on the cusp of the millennial generation, I never saw Rishi Kapoor as a heartthrob but only as a dependable, first-rate actor.

World Cancer Day: From Immunotherapy, vaccines to nanotech, new treatments that show promise against disease
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World Cancer Day: From Immunotherapy, vaccines to nanotech, new treatments that show promise against disease

Researchers are also looking into using genetically modified salmonella bacteria to destroy tumours from the inside out — where more traditional treatments, notably chemotherapy, cannot penetrate

Cancer patients needing surgery to increase by 5 million globally by 2040: Lancet study
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Cancer patients needing surgery to increase by 5 million globally by 2040: Lancet study

The research estimates that there will be a shortfall of about 1,99,000 surgeons and 87,000 anaesthetists to meet the demand in 2040.

Scientists find new way to predict risks of immunotherapy: Here's what you need to know about this cancer treatment
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Scientists find new way to predict risks of immunotherapy: Here's what you need to know about this cancer treatment

The human immune system is constantly working to recognise and eliminate foreign and harmful substances from the body

Organic compounds called phenazines can kill cancer cells while leaving others unharmed, suggest scientists
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Organic compounds called phenazines can kill cancer cells while leaving others unharmed, suggest scientists

Scientists at the Tokyo University of Science are now hoping to take the findings of their study further by conducting animal studies and clinical trials to see if phenazinones, a category of phenazines, can be developed into anticancer drugs

Indian researchers use 'nanomotors' as detectors that can read cancer environment
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Indian researchers use 'nanomotors' as detectors that can read cancer environment

The method of targeting cancer cells involves injecting nanomotors into a tumour and waiting to see them localize near the cancerous site.

New drug shows possibility to suppress hard-to-treat cancers by targeting a hormone receptor
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New drug shows possibility to suppress hard-to-treat cancers by targeting a hormone receptor

The drug has already shown to reduce the biomarkers of pancreatic cancer in lab studies. In mouse models, it has shown suppression of tumour growth and an increase in the life expectancy of the test mice

Researchers develop new therapies for breast cancer and rare form of ovarian cancer; here’s what you need to know
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Researchers develop new therapies for breast cancer and rare form of ovarian cancer; here’s what you need to know

A combination therapy using two drugs - tubulin inhibitor and bromodomain inhibitor - can not only cross the blood-brain barrier but also target brain metastases, a study found

Sanjay Dutt's preliminary tests will take place at Mumbai hospital, says wife Maanayata
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Sanjay Dutt's preliminary tests will take place at Mumbai hospital, says wife Maanayata

Maanayata Dutt released a statement requesting fans to not speculate on the "stage of his illness," adding she will continue to post updates on Sanjay Dutt's health.

A new way to monitor skin cancer: Scientists suggest a urine test could help track progression and treatment response
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A new way to monitor skin cancer: Scientists suggest a urine test could help track progression and treatment response

A recent scientific breakthrough brings good news for people suffering from a particular type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma.

Focus on battling COVID-19 deals deadly blow to cancer care as lockdown disrupts early diagnosis, treatment
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Focus on battling COVID-19 deals deadly blow to cancer care as lockdown disrupts early diagnosis, treatment

The attention of the authorities and frontline workers has been focused on testing and treating COVID-19 patients, resulting in the neglect of a disease that has a far higher fatality rate - cancer

Canadian researchers reveal they might be able to stop cancer from becoming drug resistant by restricting lipid synthesis
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Canadian researchers reveal they might be able to stop cancer from becoming drug resistant by restricting lipid synthesis

Scientists believe that cancer treatments can prove to be more effective if they simultaneously restrict LUR1, FASN and other components that could lead to the importing of lipids

New T-cell findings may lead to a universal cure for cancer
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New T-cell findings may lead to a universal cure for cancer

A new kind of cancer therapy that engages the body’s immune system could be the next major breakthrough against the disease

Cancer treatment: Top Indian institutes develop a new combination to beat the big C
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Cancer treatment: Top Indian institutes develop a new combination to beat the big C

The hope with this combination therapy is that it works without causing severe side-effects and lowered overall immunity.

A Kerala-based medical institution has bagged the US patent for turmeric-based cancer therapy:  Here's how it works
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A Kerala-based medical institution has bagged the US patent for turmeric-based cancer therapy: Here's how it works

Researchers associated with the project said that the therapy will attack cancerous cells and not affect healthy cells.

Mechanism used by bowel cancer cells to multiply decoded by scientists, in a first
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Mechanism used by bowel cancer cells to multiply decoded by scientists, in a first

In stopping a key transport step in the mechanism, scientists think they can arrest most cancers caused by high levels of a specific protein.

IIT-B makes a breakthrough in CAR T-cell therapy to help cancer patients
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IIT-B makes a breakthrough in CAR T-cell therapy to help cancer patients

CAR T is a new form of cancer immunotherapy wherein the body’s T cells are modified by gene insertion to recognize and attack cancer cells.

Australian scientists say they may have found a cure for cancer
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Australian scientists say they may have found a cure for cancer

Scientists may have found a way to kill all types of cancer cells and shrink the tumours by building on top of a 200-year-old medical breakthrough.

This potentially path-breaking cure for breast cancer involves converting cancer cells to fat
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This potentially path-breaking cure for breast cancer involves converting cancer cells to fat

Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to stop metastasis and force cancer cells to become fat cells.

Decoy bacteria and tiny 'nanobodies' paired up to fight cancer in new technique
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Decoy bacteria and tiny 'nanobodies' paired up to fight cancer in new technique

Nanobodies can sneak up to tumour cells quietly & mark them for destruction by the body’s immune system.