Science  /  Published 05.02.20

Cancer map fuels hope

An international research group released on Wednesday the most comprehensive map of cancer genomes to date that scientists say could allow them to detect the earliest triggers of cancer years in advan...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 04.02.20

Survivors stress on early detection

Kunjalata Medhi, 56, a Guwahati-based freelance writer, narrated how awareness and early detection helped her survive breast cancer.Medhi shared her story of fighting cancer from 2006 to 2008, which s...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.19

Good deed in daughter memory

When Mohammad Nasim lost his six-year-old daughter to cancer in 2011, he decided to do something to keep her memory alive.Nasim, a hawker at Grand Arcade in Esplanade, has been organising a blood dona...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 27.02.19

Price cap on 42 cancer drugs

India’s drug pricing authority on Wednesday imposed profit-margin caps on 42 anti-cancer medicines, but drew criticism from sections of patients’ rights activists who said the move would have limi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 29.10.19

Bald? Don’t lose hair

I am a 27-year-old male going rapidly bald. I am losing hair from the sides and top of my head.It sounds like you have typical male pattern baldness, the rate and age of onset of which is genetically ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 27.11.18

Paan caution to diabetes patients

A panel of physicians has recommended that persons with diabetes should be screened and advised against betel quid chewing, saying the habit long recognised as a risk factor for multiple cancers also ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 06.03.20

Women’s Day

Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) is celebrating International Women’s Day with month-long activities to boost women’s health. The institute has taken up cancer awareness generation and early...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

India  /  Published 12.11.18

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital here in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months, hospital authorities said. Kumar, 59, brea...
By PTI in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 16.05.20

Guwahati hospital decries virus stigma

The Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) here on Saturday said cancer patients coming to the hospital were facing harassment in their neighbourhood because of Covid-19 stigma and requested the author...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.05.20

New rules at RIMS for cancer care

The oncology department of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) has chalked out a strategy to serve cancer patients while paying due attention to safety protocols to keep the risk of the ...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi


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