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.

Perception of Human Papillomavirus Infection, Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination in North Indian Population

Cancer of the uterine cervix is the second-most common cancer in women worldwide but it is the most common health hazard in India [1]. 80% of sexually active women infected with persistent HPV infection leads invasive cervical cancer [1], [2], [3]. However, reduction of morbidity/mortality due to cervical cancer is early detection and treatment of…

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Genetically Modified Immune Cells Attack Leukemia in Adults and Children [video]

Clinical trial results of investigational therapy show long-lasting remissions in patients whose cancers don’t respond to other therapies.

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Mitochondrial control region alterations and breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among females in the Western world and ranked second after lung cancer in mortality rates [1]. In India, it is the second most common cancer in females [2]. Genetic background, environmental exposures and gene-environment interactions contribute to the development of breast cancer [3].

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Breast carcinoma grading with FNAC and correlation with histopathological grading

INTRODUCTION Breast carcinoma is one of the most common types of malignant tumors in females. The breast is the second most common cancer site after cervix uteri in the human female body. [1] The management of breast diseases needs a well-planned, coordinated strategy, not only in the treatment, but also… 

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EGFR mutations in Indian lung cancer patients

The immense scientific advances made in the past decade have facilitated the in depth characterization of different disease subtypes, based on their genetic profiles. This has profound implications in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is the commonest cause of cancer deaths worldwide [1]. The treatment for NSCLC in the past was based mainly on patient related factors like the age, performance status and co morbidities.

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Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin increases lung cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes that requires treatment with insulin demonstrated an increased risk for developing lung cancer, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. “Physicians in India should screen diabetes patients, especially women, for lung cancer, particularly those on insulin therapy.” -Vijay Viswanathan, MD,… 

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Type 2 diabetes increases risk for gastrointestinal cancers in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes demonstrated an increased risk for cancers of the liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. It was estimated that 41 million people in India had type 2 diabetes in 2006, according to a 2010 report… 

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