Category Archives: Oncology

Cancer and its prevalance, diagnosis and treatment in India and around the world including news, research and the latest learned articles on oncology.

Molecular Portrait of Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma Shown by Integrative Meta-Analysis of Expression Profiles with Validations

Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OTSCC) is regarded as a biologically unique entity compared to cancers occurring in the other oral sub-sites. The trend in epidemiology of oral cancer in Asia in the past…

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Dr. Jamal Khan’s Cancer Immunotherapy Makes a Mark

Given the challenges faced by millions of cancer patients, Delhi based Dr. Jamal Khan, MBBS MD; The Denvax Clinic provides a ray of hope for innumerable patients…

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Quercetin Suppresses Twist to Induce Apoptosis in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

It is estimated that there are nearly 1.5–2 million cancer cases in India. The mortality rate in India is huge (1 in 2 newly diagnosed cases), irrespective of the…

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Alcohol and Tobacco Increases Risk of High Risk HPV Infection in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

The Head and Neck cancer (HNC) incidence accounts for approximately 25–30% of all cancer cases in India. HNC is a multifactorial and multiphasic disease which affects anatomical sites such as lip, oral cavity, nose and…

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Investigating impact of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Polymorphisms in Epithelial Ovarian Cancers

Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of death from gynaecological malignancies is the fifth most common cause of mortality in women of the Caucasian race. Survival is directly related to stage with a 5 year survival of 93% for those diagnosed with localized disease, but only 31% for those with…

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A Study on Genetic Variants of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2 (FGFR2) and the Risk of Breast Cancer from North India

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality among women [1]. Asian countries have witnessed greatest increase of the globally rising breast cancer burden during the last several decades [2]–[6]. A similar trend has been observed in India [7]–[10] with a reported 0.5–2% per annum rise in incidence across all…

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Association of Smokeless Tobacco and of Betel Quid without Tobacco with Incidence of Oral Cancer in South Asia and the Pacific

There are more than seventy species of tobacco, where Nicotiana tabacum is the chief commercial crop. This was first introduced into South Asia in the 1600s as a product to be smoked and gradually became popular in many different smokeless forms [1]–[3]. It was not known in Pacific communities before European contact [4] and was introduced to Papua New Guinea by Malay traders [5], [6]. Tobacco in its various forms is frequently…

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