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  • TEDx Gateway 2018: Dr Bronwyn King, of Tobacco Free Portfolios, is leading an inspirational fight against lung cancer

    Lung cancer is today the world’s leading cause of cancer death. It kills many more from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases (some six million a year) and is forecast to kill a billion by the end of this century, on average about 12 years early. Dr Bronwyn King’s Tobacco Free Portfolios works collaboratively with finance leaders across the globe to encourage them to reconsider commercial relationships with the tobacco industry and stand in

  • ‘Women more prone to lung cancer than men’

    Mumbai: Almost 18 per cent  of women in the city are more prone to developing lung cancer compared to men because they consume tobacco in some or other form, reveals a survey.

  • Human cells with ‘built-in circuit’ can kill cancer cells

    London: Researchers have engineered cells with a “built-in genetic circuit” that produces a molecule that impairs the ability of cancer cells to survive and grow in their low oxygen environment, says IANS. The genetic circuit produces the machinery necessary for the production of a compound that inhibits a protein which has a significant and critical role in the growth and survival of tumors. This results in the cancer cells being unable to survive in

  • Satyadev Katare’s body brought to Gwalior, CM pays tributes

    Gwalior:The body of leader of opposition in Madhya Pradesh assembly, Satyadev Katare, who died of lung cancer in a hospital at Mumbai on Thursday, reached Rajmata Vijaya Raje air terminal in Gwalior on Friday. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrived here from Bhopal to pay tribute him.

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    Hanif Muhammad brought back to life after his heart beat stops

    Karachi: Legendary Pakistani batsman Hanif Muhammad was declared clinically dead for six minutes today before he was revived back to life at the Aga Khan hospital. In what can only be described as a miraculous happening, Hanif’s son, Shoaib Muhammad first announced from the hospital on various television channels that his father had passed away after losing a protracted battle with various ailments due to which doctors had put the former legend on

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    Air pollution may shorten survival chances in lung cancer patients

    New York: Air pollution may shorten survival chances in patients with lung cancer detected at an early stage of the disease, particularly adenocarcinoma, according to a study. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80 per cent of lung cancer cases.

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    China to perform world’s 1st human genetic editing trial

    Beijing: Chinese scientists will perform the world’s first genetic editing trial on humans this month, in an attempt to find a cure for lung cancer, reports PTI. A group of oncologist at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, will inject patients with cells that have been modified using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, was

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    Keyboardist Bernie Worrell dies at 72

    Los Angeles: Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, songwriter and synthesizer who served as co-founder of Parliament-Funkadelic and a key Talking Heads collaborator, died on Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 72. Diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in January, news of Worrell’s demise was announced via his Facebook page, reports variety.com.

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    Every cigarette rots you, inside out

    Gory pictures on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking have helped people kick the butt. But despite all the images of the diseased lungs and heart, the number of girls taking to the habit of smoking is on the rise. One of the prime responsibilities and a large opportunity in public health in the 21st century is to prevent the increase in smoking among women reported IANS.

  • Early detection can raise lung cancer survival rate

    London: Lung cancer patients identified with early stage of the disease can have up to a 73 percent chance of surviving for five years or more, says a study.  Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. The main reasons why lung cancer outcomes are so poor are that approximately 70 percent of patients first present to specialist care with incurable advanced disease and current treatment at this late stage has

  • Radiotherapy for lung cancer ups non-cancer death risk

    Washington D.C: A type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can put patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at an increased risk of death from causes other than cancer, according to a new study.In particular, researchers found that high doses to the left atrium of the heart and the superior vena cava (the large vein carrying deoxygenated blood from the head, arms and upper body to the

  • White bread, corn flakes may up lung cancer risk

    Houston :  Consumption of foods with a high glycemic index such as white bread, bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice may be associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, a new study has warned.

  • Autoantibodies may lead to early detection of lung cancer

    New York: Researchers have identified autoantibodies – immune proteins found in the blood that fight one’s own proteins – that can potentially detect lung cancer early by distinguishing between smokers with or without lung cancer. Worldwide, lung cancer causes 1.6 million deaths yearly. The overall five-year survival is 17 percent, which is mainly driven by the fact that 57 percent of lung cancers are diagnosed after the disease has spread, with a

  • Triple therapy to help fight deadly lung cancer

    Washington: In experimental models of lung cancer, researchers have found that a combination of two drugs plus radiation can help treat resistant lung cancers which are susceptible to therapy.

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    Delhi’s Pollution One-And-Half Times Worse Than Beijing

    Delhi’s air pollution has been one-and-a-half times worse than in Beijing over the past week, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) concentration data. The analysis is based on a comparison of data generated by IndiaSpend’s #Breathe air quality monitoring sensor placed at RK Puram, Delhi with the one placed by the US government in its embassy at Beijing.