Cancer research

November 7: National Cancer Awareness Day

Every year India observes National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7. Cancer is the second leading cause of death according to the World Health Organization. About National Cancer Day The day was first observed in 2014. It coincided with the ..


‘National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020’ released by ICMR estimated an increasing trend

‘National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020’, released by the Indian Council of Medical Research raised concern over the assumption of increasing cancer cases in India by 12% in the next five years. Key findings The report estimated 1.5 million people ..


INST synthesizes Compound to lower the spread of Cancer cells

The researchers at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology at Mohali have developed a hybrid compound to slow down the spread of cancer cells Highlights The compound developed will open new avenues for anti-tumour applications. The solid compound developed ..


Scientists of ARCI develop rare earth based Magnetocaloric material

The scientists from the Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), have recently developed earth based magneto caloric material to treat cancer. About the research The scientists at ARCI, an autonomous Research and Development Centre operating under ..


Actor Rishi Kapoor died of Leukemia

On April 30, the 67 old Bollywood actor died of Leukemia. He has won several awards including the National Film Award. About Leukemia Leukemia is a type of cancer that is present found in human blood and bone marrow. It ..


Union Science and Technology (S&T) and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘UMMID’ initiative

The Union Science and Technology (S&T) and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has recently launched ‘UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders)’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies. The aim of the new initiative ..