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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 ..

National Cancer Awareness Day (NCAD)

In India, the National Cancer Awareness Day (NCAD) is observed every year on 7th of November to remove all stops to lower the national cancer burden by generating awareness about early detection and avoiding leading cancer causing lifestyles. The main motto of the special day is to educate people on early detection & cure of ..

Arul Chinnaiyan awarded with “Outstanding Investigator Award” by U.S. National Cancer Institute to identify cancer biomarkers

Prof. Arul Chinnaiyan, an Indian-American scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, has been awarded an “Outstanding Investigator Award” along with a grant of $6.5 million by the U.S. National Cancer Institute to identify cancer biomarkers. The funding is aimed at identifying cancer biomarkers, which may improve diagnosis and help develop targeted therapies for ..

India ranked 145th in Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index

India has been ranked 145th among 195 countries with score of 41.2 in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index of 2016, as per Lancet’s latest study “Global Burden Of Disease”. According to the study, India performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, rheumatic heart diseases, Ischaemic heart diseases, stroke, testicular cancer, colon cancer ..

The 2018 World Cancer Day (WCD) observed February 4

The World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed every year on 4th February to raise awareness about cancer, its treatment and to encourage methods of its prevention. The primary goal of the day is to reduce the illness and related deaths by 2020. The 2018 tagline “We can. I can” will explore how everyone – as ..

New KG5 Drug for treatment of Cancer

Recently, the scientists have developed a new cancer drug that kills aggressive and deadly tumours by altering the structure of the cancer growth protein. The scientists, led by David A. Cheresh, PhD, professor of pathology and associate director for translational research at the Moores Cancer Center, used an innovative chemical and biological approach to design ..

Aspirin found to reduce risk of colon cancer

Lynch Syndrome is a genetic anomaly that predisposes a person to developing colorectal cancer and a range of other solid organ cancers. Recently it has been found that Aspirin, the drug used by millions of people to protect their heart, has been found to drastically reduce colorectal cancer rates among those who have an increased ..