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Pharmaceutical Coy Partners Ministry Of Health On Cancer Treatment

In a bid to curb high mortality rate resulting from cancer complications, Kleef and Helixor Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, in partnership with the Ministry of Health has developed an adjourn therapy used as supportive treatment to alleviate the basic side effects of the disease. The therapy  is complimenting the normal conventional treatment patients under go from using chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. ...

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Prof Isa Hussaini, cancer researcher to headline Pharmacy Academy’s investiture

Press Release Sept. 22, 2017 Hussaini, cancer researcher to headline Pharmacy Academy’s investiture The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy will on September 28, induct six professionals into its esteemed ranks. According to Professor Fola Tayo, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Caleb University, who also doubles as General Secretary of the Academy, the event will also be headlined by ...

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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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