Opinion  /  Published 02.12.19

A cancer patient's right to know

The bliss that is ignorance — reputedly — does not suit everybody. Two recent studies, one Indian and one Australian, on whether those suffering from cancer wish to know the details of their illne...
By The Editorial Board in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.12.19

‘Ayushmann is my first feedback machine!’

After directing her debut short film, Toffee, last year, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is in the process of locking her first feature film, titled Sharmaji Ki Beti. But it’s her resilience in the face of ...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 22.12.18

What fighting cancer taught Manisha Koirala

Chapter 16: Vulnerability — The Chink in My ArmourAn excerpt from Healed: How cancer gave me a new life, by Manisha Koirala with Neelam Kumar Nine months of kindness and loving friendship later...
By Shrestha Saha in

Health  /  Published 19.11.19

Breast Cancer: Highly Preventable

Efforts to reduce deaths from breast cancer in women have long focused on early detection and post-surgical treatment with drugs, radiation or both to help keep the disease at bay. And both of these a...
By Jane E. Brody/NYTNS in

Science  /  Published 08.02.19

High-tech pill to end injections

Here was the challenge for bioengineers: Find a way to for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections.The medicine...
By Gina Kolata/NYTNS in New York

Health  /  Published 06.02.19

Don’t trust Dr Google

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr Google doesn’t always k...
By Jane E. Brody in

India  /  Published 18.04.19

Kashmir: Apathy for dying patient on highway with restrictions

A video of Central Reserve Police Force personnel stopping an ambulance carrying a terminally ill cancer patient because of travel curbs on the Jammu-Srinagar highway has triggered outrage, prompting ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

India  /  Published 31.03.19

Holes in cancer drug price cap

The 30 per cent cap on profit margins imposed by India’s drug pricing authority on 42 anti-cancer drugs will have a limited impact on patients’ expenses because many of these medicines’ prices r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 11.05.20

BBCI clinical services suspended for 3 days

The B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) authorities on Monday said following the stigma and paranoia among the people for Covid-19, hospital staff residing in various localities of the city and adjoini...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.18

Cancer treatment boost

A machine that accurately administers radiation to cancer cells, with minimal effect on the surrounding organs, made its city debut recently. More such machines are needed, given the long waiting peri...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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