18August2019

Brain, lung surgeons interested in using needle technology

If successful, the needle microscopes could be rolled out in operating theatres around the world within a decade. Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin says pathology testing will always be required after surgery to remove cancer, even if the [...]

World accolades continue for microscope-in-a-needle scientist

Australian scientists have developed the world’s smallest hand-held microscope, which is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons during operations to remove breast cancer tumors. Researchers at the University of Western [...]

Scheme for children with cancer soon

The State Government will soon announce a scheme under which free treatment will be provided to children suffering from blood cancer. Children below 12 years will be covered by the scheme. State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed this [...]

Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients

Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of heart failure and transplantation at University Hospital in Zurich, [...]

In Thailand, an Innovative Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Maikaew Panomyai did a little dance coming out of the examination room, switching her hips, waving her fists in the air and crowing, in her limited English: “Everything’s O.K.! Everything’s O.K.!” Translation: The nurse just told [...]