MUMBAI: Researchers from the US and the Tata Memorial Hospital have identified two common genetic mutations that increase an individual's risk of suffering from gall bladder cancer by 1.5 times. The findings are being touted as pathbreaking that can give crucial leads to clinicians and scientists to understand and treat the disease better.
World Cancer Day 2017 on a mission to reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.
To raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment, the World Cancer Day is marked on February 4, every year.
Dr Ajit Sharan, the secretary of the ministry of AYUSH and Dr Saumya Swaminathan, the secretary of the Department of Health Research at National Institute of Cancer Prevention Research (NICPR) inaugurated the facility on Friday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Can simple genetic risk profiles be identified for complex diseases? The development of a gene-expression profile for acute myeloid leukaemia suggests that they can, and that they may improve prognosis prediction.