Tag Archives: lung cancer

Carrots Cut Down Breast Cancer Risk by 60%, More Benefits

Eating carrots regularly will reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 60 percent, suggested a new study. Carrot has rich vitamins called carotenes, which are found in spinach and red peppers too, will help women reduce the risk of cancer, said researchers. Richard Berks, speaking on behalf of researchers at Breast Cancer Now, said though carrot was ingredient among ...

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US FDA Approves Lung Cancer Drug Keytruba on Fast Track

The US Food and Drug Associatin has approved the breakthrough lung cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) that was tested on 500 patients to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer. When results were overwhelmed in the test, FDA gave the drug “breakthrough therapy” status in October 2014 and a year later gave it approval, showcasing one of the fast-tracked approval by the ...

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Radiotherapy for lung cancer comes a step closer

Researchers have developed a method that could help apply a more effective form of radiotherapy even on diseased mobile organs such as the lung. Radiotherapy using protons can deliver more accurate treatment to a tumour while reducing the dose to surrounding tissue. However, in mobile organs such as the lung, precise targeting of the dose is difficult. The researchers used ...

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Lung cancer can be treated with SapC-DOPS technology: Study

New research provides hope that the therapeutic agent SapC-DOPS could be used for treatment of lung cancer as it caused cell death in cancer, while sparing normal cells and tissues, researchers said. SapC-DOPS consists of a lysosomal protein, saposin C (SapC), and a phospholipid named dioleoylphosphatidylserine (DOPS), which are combined and assembled into tiny cavities, or nanovesicles, to target and ...

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Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer in rich countries: Report

Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in females in developed countries and the change reflects the tobacco epidemic in women, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Lung cancer has been the top cancer killer for men for decades in ...

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World Cancer Day: Cervical Cancer, Lung Cancer largest killers in India

An estimated 73,000 new cases of Cervical Cancer are reported in Indian Women and the incidence is reported to about 1,32,000 cases annually, which is 30% of the total 4,70,000 new cases reported every year, said WHO. These deaths owing to the cervical cancer cause are largely preventable and are likely to significantly reduce the cost burden of disease, delivering ...

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Eat Good Diet, Nuts, Stop Smoking to Keep Chronic Lung Disease Away: Study

Besides quitting smoking, eating a diet rich in whole grains, polyunsaturated fats and nuts can help reduce the risk of chronic lung disease, a new research has found. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term for chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis, which block the airways and restrict oxygen flow around the body. “Although efforts ...

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Rotating Night Shift May Cut Your Life Short

A new research has found that rotating night shift work deteriorates health in general, enhances the development of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and contributes to higher mortality. Women working rotating night shifts for five or more years had a modest increase in all-cause and CVD mortality and those working 15 or more years of rotating night shift work ...

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