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New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

HIGHLIGHTS New AI system can detect colorectal cancer in less than a second It uses an endocytoscopic image to analyse about 300 features of polyp The team is now undertaking a multi-centre study for this purpose Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can automatically detect colorectal cancer in less than a second. Researchers from [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

Breast Cancer – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Breast Cancer – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, which affect women majorly. Still a rarity amongst men, breast cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast. Beginning in the cells of the breast, breast cancer can destroy the nearby tissues and spread to other parts [...]

November 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Breast Cancer – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy is less invasive than chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, notably in its most advanced forms, offering new hope to women with breast cancer. Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, here is a brief overview of this new technology, which, like a vaccine, involves making the immune system recognise cancer cells in order [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

A study has recently warned that stroke survivors are almost doubly at risk of developing cancer. The findings indicated that nearly 45% of cancer diagnoses occurred within the first six months after a stroke diagnosis. “Post-mortem studies have suggested that cancer can develop after a stroke, but the magnitude of this association has not been described,” [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Various factors like taking contraceptive pills and working at a desk all day can put you at risk. New research has found that patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death. There is increasing [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

Finally, some respite for caffeine lovers! Your daily cup of coffee may not be as bad as you have been told. A new study, published in the journal BMJ Open, suggests that a your daily dose of coffee can help prevent the risk of liver cancer by nearly 50 per cent. For the longest time, coffee has [...]

May 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Cup of Coffee Every Day May Lower the Risk of Liver Cancer

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Irritation From Ill-Fitting Dentures May Lead to Cancer

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Irritation From Ill-Fitting Dentures May Lead to Cancer

April is celebrated as the World Oral Cancer Awareness month to educate people about the rise in global oral cancer cases. Statistics show that nearly one person loses life to oral cancer every day. “Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, only about 60% will live longer than 5 years. Moreover, many who do [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Irritation From Ill-Fitting Dentures May Lead to Cancer

Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia, research shows

Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia, research shows

While the rest of the United States makes major strides against cancer, a cancer crisis is taking hold in rural Appalachia. A University of Virginia (UVA) team analyzed federal government data and found that between 1969 and 2011, cancer rates fell in every U.S. region except rural Appalachia. Over the study period, rural Appalachia went [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia, research shows

Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

– Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don’t receive it, a new study finds. “In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment,” said study co-author Dr. Elena Fidarova, a researcher at the International [...]

September 30, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

Yahoo Gets Hacked, Microsoft Is Curing Cancer And Other Small Business Technology News This Week

Yahoo Gets Hacked, Microsoft Is Curing Cancer And Other Small Business Technology News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 – Yahoo YHOO -3.06% confirms that 500 million accounts were hacked back in 2014. From Forbes: Bob Lord, chief information security officer at Yahoo, has stated that the data breach includes “names, email [...]

September 25, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Yahoo Gets Hacked, Microsoft Is Curing Cancer And Other Small Business Technology News This Week

EMA panel recommends nod for Pfizer’s breast cancer drug

EMA panel recommends nod for Pfizer’s breast cancer drug

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc’s breast cancer drug, Ibrance, should be given marketing approval, an advisory committee at the European Medicines Agency recommended. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) gave a positive opinion for Ibrance to be used in combination with two existing therapies in women who have received prior endocrine therapy. The [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on EMA panel recommends nod for Pfizer’s breast cancer drug

VP Biden gives new push on ‘Cancer Moonshot’ clinical trials

VP Biden gives new push on ‘Cancer Moonshot’ clinical trials

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden on Friday announced new measures to help cancer patients navigate the clinical trials process as part of the administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative to speed new treatments to market. In a statement released ahead of a planned speech at Rice University in Houston, Biden said clinical trials are essential for developing [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on VP Biden gives new push on ‘Cancer Moonshot’ clinical trials