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US approves first gene therapy for cancer

The United States approved the first gene therapy against cancer on Wednesday — a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight leukemia — opening a new era in the fight against one of the world’s top killers. The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel). This type of anti-cancer immunotherapy, known as a CAR-T ...

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Boli, suya can cause cancer – SOGHIN

Nigerians have been urged to go for periodic screening, especially for colon cancer, which is said to be a huge burden on the country, as it is common among people above 40. The President, Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria President, Prof Musa Borodo, gave this warning at a press briefing commemorating the 10th Scientific Conference and Annual General ...

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Tomatoes cut skin cancer by 50%

Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumours by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University, United States (U.S.). The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers appeared online in the journal Scientific Reports. It found that male mice fed a diet of 10 percent tomato powder ...

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‘Barbecue meat can give you cancer’

When meat is grilled it becomes covered with two substances, called heterocyclic aromatic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, according to the National Cancer Institute. Cooking meat over an open fire may be linked to cancer, emerging research claims. High-temperature cooking, such as barbecuing and pan-frying, leads to the formation of carcinogenic chemicals on meat, according to a growing swell of ...

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Firm introduces early cancer detection machine to save lives

The Houston Holistic Health Company Limited, a promoter of medical equipment for early cancer detection, has announced the availability of a biological risk marker called Breast Thermography in response to the cancer epidemic that consume about 80,000 lives yearly in Nigeria. Breast Thermography is an imaging technology that uses advanced computerised infrared camera systems to detect heat patterns in the ...

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How gene editing eliminates HIV-1 infection, cancer, by studies

*Filthy habit could prevent cavities, stomach ulcers, AIDS A permanent cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) infection remains elusive due to the virus’s ability to hide away in latent reservoirs. But now, in new research published in print May 3 in the journal Molecular Therapy, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University ...

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High doses of vitamin C improve cancer treatment, pass human safety trial – University of Iowa researchers

Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800 — 1000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. In a work presented March 30, 2017 in Cancer Cell, University of Iowa researchers also show pathways by which altered iron metabolism ...

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Preventing cancers of female reproductive organs

The word ‘cancer’ is a very dreadful terminology for both doctors and patients alike. It is so feared because of the amount of suffering and difficulty in curing it and high death rates inflicted on its victims. What does ‘cancer’ mean by the way? It simply refers to the uncontrolled growth and spread of aberrant (abnormal) cells in the body. ...

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As cancer threatens us all

The devastating damage cancer does to humanity has been spectacularly brought to the fore by the new guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO), released the other day to mark the World Cancer Day. The non-communicable disease (NCD) is now responsible for almost one in six deaths globally; and more than 14 million people develop cancer every year, a figure ...

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A cure for cancer is imminent

The focus for the month of February across the world is cancer. We, experts, are hopeful that cancer should be curable in the next 10 years. Speaking to The Independent ( a foreign publication) ahead of the World Cancer Day, a former head of the World Health Organisation’s cancer programme, Prof. Karol Sikora, said that recent advances in genetics suggested ...

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