Cancer Current Affairs, GK & News

World Cancer Day 2022

The World Cancer Day 2022 is observed every year on February 4, worldwide. Key facts The day is observed to raise awareness, inspire change and reduce global impact of cancer. It is celebrated with the aim of reducing misconceptions regarding cancer and prejudices associated with it. It helps people in getting right information about cancer. ..

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What are ‘Volatile organic compounds’?

The Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are lighter than air at room temperature. They are used as paint thinners. Also they are used in perfumes. They are naturally found in petroleum products. They are also produced by plants, animals and micro organisms. Frequent exposure to volatile organic compounds leads to cancer and respiratory irritation. ..

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New Technology to detect Oral Cancer

The researchers from the Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences in West Bengal have created a new method to detect oral cancers. About the new technology It differentiates the cancerous stages and precancerous stages. The differentiation is done through high – standard biopsy reports. The team has created a new imaging device. The device screens ..

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First CAR-T Cell Therapy Conducted

Clinical trials of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy was conducted globally. Therapy has emerged as a breakthrough in cancer treatment. It has shown promising results on end stage patients, especially in patients of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Highlights CAR-T technology has a remarkable therapeutic potential for cancer patients. This technology is not available in India, ..

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2DG- DRDO’s Anti-Covid Drug

On May 17, 2021, the DRDO released the first batch of 2-DG drugs. The 2-DG was developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation for Emergency Use. 2-DG is 2-Deoxy – D – Glucose. It is to be provided as a supplementary. Around 10,000 doses are to be launched first. It was developed in collaboration with ..

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