Since mobile phones hit the consumer market 30 years ago, medical professionals have been monitoring whether there is a connection between cell phone use and brain cancer. Even more questions arise as 5G phones become more prevalent. The connection between cellphones and cancer may stem from ideas like this: Mobile phones useRead More →

When Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez’s breast cancer came roaring back last summer after a 13-year hiatus, her physicians recommended surgery and a genetic test to determine whether chemotherapy was warranted. The test results suggested that she could forgo the drugs, and she did. But a nagging doubt remains. “They said, ‘You don’tRead More →

As the disease shape-shifts and affects more Indians than ever before, hope lies in the evolving line of targeted therapies The images were gut-wrenching. There was Manohar Parrikar, looking dapper in one picture, and skeletal in another. The Goa chief minister’s death at the age of 63 followed the demiseRead More →

By probing what happens to cells in acid regions of tumors, scientists have uncovered new information about cancer’s invasiveness and spread. The discovery could lead to better treatments for aggressive tumors.   A new study explores how an acidic environment drives tumor spread. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Read More →

Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday said his government is committed towards ensuring early detection and affordable treatment of cancer. On World Cancer Day, the PM also appreciated research on cancer, saying it will go a long way in ensuring a healthier planet. “Today, on #WorldCancerDay we reiterate our commitmentRead More →

Viswanath Pilla Moneycontrol News In a move that could benefit over 1.5 million cancer patients by reducing their out-of-pocket expenses, the Union government on February 27 capped trade margins of 42 cancer drugs. The government invoked paragraph 19 of DPCO, 2013, to fix trade margins at 30 percent and directedRead More →