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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Why are cancer cases on rise in India? Here are the reasons

Do you also sometimes wonder why so many people are getting diagnosed with cancer despite science having made considerable advancements in the field of cancer research, prevention and treatment? Now the latest cancer report released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru confirms the […]

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Higher daily step count linked with lower all-cause mortality

In a new study, higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. The research team, which included investigators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), both parts of the National Institutes of Health, as well as from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Study finds global trends in women’s breast cancer show cause for concern

A new study published in The Lancet Global Health includes data on women from 41 countries and found that in higher income nations, including Canada, rates of breast cancer in premenopausal women are increasing, while postmenopausal breast cancer is increasing more rapidly in lower income countries. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to […]

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Single HPV vaccine dose may be effective against cervical cancer

New research indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection […]

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Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century

Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers codirected by Professor Marc Brisson from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. The researchers are even more […]

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Tobacco epidemic at turning point as male smoking rates stall: WHO

LONDON: The number of men who smoke and use tobacco has stopped rising and is on the turn for the first time, marking a shift in a global epidemic that has killed tens of millions of people over decades, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The change in global smoking trends shows that governments’ efforts to control tobacco are working […]

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