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London: Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. more
Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say

New York:Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Heal ...

Cancer is a growing global threat and prevention is key, UN study shows

New York, More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it’s estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UN&rsquo ...

Remove tobacco by Presidential order, and you've won the cancer battle for next decade: Senior Indian doctor

One of the deadliest diseases plaguing humankind, cancer strikes fear in the mortal heart. In a chat with Dr. V R Ramanan, Deputy Director, Medical, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, Sudipto ...

Cancer Research: Fighting the fault in their stars

An American Indian doctor in a Missouri lab is using modern techniques to turn herbs used in ancient Indian cures into potentially life-saving medicine for breast and prostate cancer. Mad ...

Over $46 billion lost to premature cancer deaths in BRICS economies, UN research finds

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year, a new United Nations health study has found, underli ...

Drinking more coffee could reduce liver cancer risk, says study

London, May 29 (Just Earth News): Drinking more coffee could reduce the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, according to a study led by the University of Southam ...

UN atomic agency co-hosts international meeting on cancer in developing countries

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News): Cancer can be a death warrant in some developing countries, spurring the United Nations atomic agency and the international community on Wednesday to hold ...

Anal cancer rising worldwide, says study

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): A new American Cancer Society study finds that incidence of anal cancer has been increasing in women or in both men and women in 13 of 18 countries studied, particula ...

Alarming rise breast cancer among young women: Over 40 % of patients now below 50

Kolkata, Oct 27 (Just Earth News): In what is being seen as an alarming medical trend by doctors, the incidence of breast cancer is rapidly increasing among younger women in India, with more ...