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New immunotherapy treatment shows promising results for stubborn breast cancers
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New immunotherapy treatment shows promising results for stubborn breast cancers

Cases of triple-negative breast cancer are higher in India compared to other regions of the world.

Natural sugar supplement found in berries slows down growth of cancer in mice
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Natural sugar supplement found in berries slows down growth of cancer in mice

Mannose could offer cancer patients better chemotherapy without damaging their overall health.

Astronauts aboard ISS conduct blood cell experiment to improve cancer treatment
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Astronauts aboard ISS conduct blood cell experiment to improve cancer treatment

Several containers on board the ISS now host the cells as they undergo chemotherapy exposure.

MIT researchers develop AI model to make brain cancer treatment less toxic
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MIT researchers develop AI model to make brain cancer treatment less toxic

The findings will be presented at the 2018 Machine Learning for Healthcare conference at Stanford University in California, US.

Cancer cells re-engineered with CRISPR to destroy other tumour cells
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Cancer cells re-engineered with CRISPR to destroy other tumour cells

CRISPR helped make the re-engineering cancer cells resistant & sensitive in different contexts.

New test lets patients with breast cancer know if chemotherapy can be avoided
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New test lets patients with breast cancer know if chemotherapy can be avoided

More than half of breast cancer patients have tumors which express hormone receptors.

New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee diagnosed with bowel cancer, expected to make full recovery after surgery
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New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee diagnosed with bowel cancer, expected to make full recovery after surgery

New Zealand cricketing great Richard Hadlee has undergone surgery for bowel cancer but is expected to make a full recovery, his wife Dianne said on Wednesday.

Scientists at BITS develop a microneedle-based system that can take away the pain from vaccinations
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Scientists at BITS develop a microneedle-based system that can take away the pain from vaccinations

Researchers expect their work could result in the development of new mechanisms to address significant problems associated with drug delivery including cancer targeting.

Indian-origin scientist develops new drug to treat blood cancer
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Indian-origin scientist develops new drug to treat blood cancer

A new drug for blood cancer that may provide better treatment alone or combined with chemotherapy has been developed by a team led by an Indian-origin scientist.

World Cancer Day: Experts urge focus on prevention, say disease is not an inescapable fate
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World Cancer Day: Experts urge focus on prevention, say disease is not an inescapable fate

While prevention of Cancer can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon, experts say.

Novel immunotherapy may beat brain cancer
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Novel immunotherapy may beat brain cancer

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have shown that a next-generation cell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in the fight against brain cancer

Cuban cancer kids on 'do-or-die' side of US sanctions
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Cuban cancer kids on 'do-or-die' side of US sanctions

The US embargo on Cuba, which the UN General Assembly formally condemned Tuesday, is not about international politics for Elizabeth Navarro. As far as she's concerned, it's just what keeps her daughter from getting the cancer drug she needs.

Bristol Myers breakthrough combo drugs for cancer get early nod
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Bristol Myers breakthrough combo drugs for cancer get early nod

The first combination of breakthrough drugs that boost the immune system to fight cancer has been approved, giving maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. an early lead over competitors testing other combos in a pharmaceutical gold rush of sorts.

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo
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Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.

Berries could boost pancreatic cancer treatment, shows study
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Berries could boost pancreatic cancer treatment, shows study

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, researchers have said.

Manisha Koirala braces for her first chemo session
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Manisha Koirala braces for her first chemo session

Actress Manisha Koirala, who recently underwent surgery for ovarian cancer, is nervous about her first chemotherapy session in New York Wednesday. But she says she is ready to face the challenge with courage.

Obesity linked to recurrence of breast cancer
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Obesity linked to recurrence of breast cancer

Among women who have been treated for breast cancer, heavier women are more likely to have their disease come back and more likely to die of cancer, according to a US study.

'Tea made from plant particular to India fights cancer'
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'Tea made from plant particular to India fights cancer'

Scientists have discovered that extracts from a plant, found in arid regions of India and Pakistan can kill cancerous cells and produces no harmful side-effects associated with chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy during pregnancy does not harm baby
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Chemotherapy during pregnancy does not harm baby

Chemotherapy during pregnancy is safe and does not endanger the unborn child, a new study has claimed.

Cells responsible for cancer relapse identified
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Cells responsible for cancer relapse identified

In a breakthrough expected to develop a 'real cure' for cancer, scientists claimed to have identified cells that cause tumours to grow and are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing cancer to relapse.