Calcutta  /  Published 03.10.20

Early detection for cancer cure

The majority of women with breast cancer can be cured if detected early, an oncologist from Mumbai said on Friday. “In the first stage of breast cancer, the cure rate is 85-90 per cent and in t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 23.09.20

The C-trap: India’s breast cancer research

The first documented evidence of breast cancer was found in an Egyptian papyrus dating back to 3000 BC. American dealer Edwin Smith found it in Luxor in 1862. The papyrus was deciphered in 1920 16t...
By Upala Sen in

Health  /  Published 09.09.20

Lumps, but not cancer

When breasts become lumpy and painful, women are worried: could this be cancer? These symmetrical bilateral symptoms are, however, usually due to fibrocystic disease and can occur in up to 50 per cent...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

World  /  Published 31.08.20

Doctors, problem is skin colour deep

Kawasaki disease, a children’s disease that bears similarities to a Covid-19 complication called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, causes inflammation in blood vessels and presents with redness...
By Roni Caryn Rabin in New York

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.08.20

State digest: RJD leader killed in road crash near Hazaribagh

Police in Bokaro are on the lookout for an alleged thief who is Covid-19 positive after he escaped from a care centre early on Sunday. He had been caught on August 27 for stealing two laptops from a h...
By Our Bureau in


Entertainment  /  Published 30.08.20

Chadwick Boseman's screen turns

Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) ‘Gonna miss you mate. Absolutely heartbreaking. One of the kindest most genuine people I’ve met. Sending love and support to all the family xo RIP @chadw...
By Priyanka Roy  in

World  /  Published 30.08.20

Black Panther star is no more

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose work celebrated African-American pioneers and culture, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement p...
By Reuters in Los Angeles

Calcutta  /  Published 27.08.20

Faster radiotherapy for cancer patients

A private hospital in Calcutta has introduced a new machine for radiotherapy treatment of cancer patients. More patients can avail themselves of the treatment in a day because the machine gives more ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.08.20

Treatment for breast cancer in half the time

Doctors at the Mumbai-based Tata Memorial Centre Hospital have shown that six-month therapy with the drug trastuzumab for early breast cancer is as good as the standard 12-month therapy in landmark fi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.20

Girl with cancer dies in mishap

An 18-year-old girl from Murshidabad’s Samserganj, who excelled in this year’s higher secondary examination despite undergoing treatment for cancer for nearly seven months, was killed in a...
By Alamgir Hossain in Samserganj


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