Tobacco behind more than a quarter of India’s cancer cases

Tobacco-related cancers constitute the highest burden among all types of the disease in India. As many as 27 per cent of cancer cases were caused due to tobacco consumption, according to a new report released by the National Cancer Registry of India (NCRI) on August 18, 2020. Gastro-intestinal tract cancers (19.7 per cent) and breast […]

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American Cancer Society Updates Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity

The American Cancer Society has updated its guideline on diet and physical activity for cancer prevention. Staying at a healthy weight, staying active throughout life, following a healthy eating pattern, and avoiding or limiting alcohol may greatly reduce a person’s lifetime risk of developing or dying from cancer. At least 18% of all cancer cases in the US are related to […]

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Promising breath-test for cancer

The global quest to use a person’s breath analysis for rapid, inexpensive and accurate early-stage testing for cancer and other diseases has taken a leap forward. In a new paper in the British Journal of Cancer, Flinders University researchers have reported significant progress in developing a method to test exhaled breath profiles which accurately differentiate head […]

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One in 15 Indians will die of cancer, reveals WHO study

One in every 10 Indians will develop cancer and one in every 15 will die of the disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report, highlighting the perils posed by the illness. According to the study, India, with a population of 1.35 billion, witnessed as many as 1.16 million new cancer cases and […]

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Cancer cases could increase by 12% in next 5 years: ICMR

India’s cancer cases could increase by 12% in the next five years, with 1.5 million people projected to suffer from the non-communicable disease by 2025, up from 1.39 million in 2020, according to data based on current trends from the cancer report by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The report also found that in […]

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Cancer incidences in NE highest in India: Study

The northeast has recorded the highest cancer incidence rates in the country from 2012 to 2016, a study has found. A report of the national cancer incidences, patterns, time trends, and mortality that was released by Prof Balram Bhargava, director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary, department of health research at […]

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