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WHO – global cancer cases to increase by 60 percent

The World Health Organisation recently released a report on the World Cancer Day, February 4. It has warned that cancer cases would rise by 81 percent in low and middle-income countries by the year 2040, due to lack of investment in prevention and medical care. By 2040, overall cancer cases in the world would rise ..

World Cancer Day observed on February 4

World Cancer Day is organized by the Union for International Cancer Control and celebrated every year on February 4, from 2000. This year the theme of the campaign is ‘I am and I will’. The World Cancer Day campaign was first created in the year 2000, and this year’s is the 20th edition of the ..

India’s cancer care facilities ‘highly inadequate’, says a report

  The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science, Technology and Environment headed by former Union Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh was constituted to examine an expanded role for the Department of Atomic Energy, through the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), to address India’s rising cancer burden. The committee submitted its report to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on ..

MoU on Cancer Research

The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Department of Atomic Energy have signed an MOU for undertaking joint collaborative research programmes in the area of cancer research. Tata Memorial Centre which is the coordinating centre on behalf of The National Cancer Grid of India will be representing the Department ..

NPPA Slashes Prices of 9 Non-Scheduled Cancer Drugs

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has slashed the prices of 9 non-scheduled cancer drugs by up to 87 per cent as part of its efforts to bring down drugs prices. The move is expected to curb profiteering on these vital drugs and to make cancer cure affordable for patients and their families. National Pharmaceutical Pricing ..

IIT Roorkee finds new method to detect breast and ovarian cancer

Researchers at the IIT Roorkee have identified a new method to detect two of the worst forms of cancer in women – breast and ovarian cancer. The research published in the journal, ‘FASEB Bioadvances’ details the use of whole saliva as a body fluid for early detection of breast and ovarian cancers, as opposed to ..

The researchers at IIT-Delhi develops AI based disease detector

The researchers at IIT-Delhi have designed an “Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based low-power electronic hardware system” to easily detect Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB), Intestinal parasite, and Cervical cancer in a few milliseconds. The research is focused on building an intelligent Neuromorphic system which can be used for healthcare access in resource-constrained areas with limited access to human specialists. ..

2019 World Cancer Day (WCD)

The World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed every year on 4th of February to spread awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The aim of the day is to save millions of preventable deaths each year through education, raising awareness and by pressing governments and individuals across the world to ..