The Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik called upon the scientists and researchers to indulge in systematic evaluation of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik stated that the traditional systems of medicine are based on strong fundamental principles, time-tested experiences and holistic concepts of application, and not … Read more
Kerala Campaign Against Cancer – a comprehensive Rs 10 crore programme aimed at tackling the increasing incidence of cancer in the Kerala state through cancer awareness creation and prevention, was launched on Tuesday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who launched the state-wide cancer awareness campaign, said that it was high time that the people were made … Read more
At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer, says World Health Organization. Followings are various factors which are preventable. 1. Tobacco Tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide, causing an estimated 22% of cancer deaths per … Read more
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said Government is committed to provide all treatment facilities in the country to cure cancer patients. Addressing a gathering while inaugurating Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at Mullanpur in Mohali district of Punjab, he said the government is also setting up a cancer registration center, which … Read more
Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in India and accounts for approximately 27% deaths worldwide. The illness is treatable if detected at an early stage, for which facilities are not easily available for most women in India. NRCW/NMEW in collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society (I Can) has organized free cancer screening at … Read more
Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Women who engaged in at least an hour of vigorous physical activity every … Read more
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the scheme for strengthening the tertiary care cancer facilities under the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke (NPCDCS) at total cost of Rs.4,697 crore with Central Government and State share of Rs. 3,535 crore and Rs. 1,162 crore respectively. Cancer … Read more
A major new publication from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) ahead of its annual congress (Barcelona, 7 Sept 2013), shows that lung conditions are responsible for 1 in 10 of all deaths across Europe, with deaths due to lung cancer and COPD predicted to rise over the coming decades. The European Lung White Book is … Read more
Recently, scientists demonstrated the anti-cancer effects of silibinin, a major biologically active compound of milk thistle. Being widely used as a folk remedy for liver diseases, milk thistle is safe and well-tolerated, and it protects the liver from drug or alcohol-related injury. Silibinin is highly purified from milk thistle, with a defined chemical structure and molecular weight (C25H22O10, MW: 482.44).
A five day course of radiotherapy to treat breast cancer may, in some cases, expose as much lung and heart tissue to potentially toxic radiation as does the standard six weeks of treatment, say researchers at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.