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Can Ayushman Bharat help tackle cancer burden in India?

As on 15 December, 2019 a total of 470,133 cancer cases have been treated under AB-PMJAYThe govt is exploring options to provide quality diagnostic services from certified laboratories for screening of diseases to beneficiaries of the scheme under a PPP model

3 min read15 Dec 2019

TPG arm to sell cancer hospital chain to Varian for $283 mn

CTSI is run by TPG Growth-owned Asia Healthcare Holdings (AHH), which invests and helps build early-stage, single-speciality healthcare delivery businessesThe transaction is expected to close in two weeks, TPG said in a statement

1 min read21 May 2019

Choose critical illness plans over cancer policies

Critical illness insurance plans typically cover 20-30 serious ailments like kidney failure and heart ailments, while cancer policies cover only one ;The premium for a cancer policy is much lower than a critical illness policy and these policies give a 20-30% payout in case of early-stage cancer

3 min read11 Mar 2019

The secrecy and shame around women’s cancers

September is ovarian cancer awareness month. How will this disease and other women’s cancers get better support and awareness?

10 min read21 Sep 2018

Protein that prevents spread of cancer cells in liver discovered

Swiss researchers have discovered a protein called LHPP that can serve as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer

1 min read22 Mar 2018

Scientists find new cancer treatment using nano particles

Under the new mode of cancer treatment using nano particles, the anti-cancer drug will directly target tumour cells without harming the healthy cells of the body

2 min read21 Feb 2018

India still has a low breast cancer survival rate of 66%: study

Breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women, according to health ministry

2 min read1 Feb 2018

Global cancer survival rates improve, but wide gaps remain

Cancer patients’ survival prospects are improving but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children

1 min read31 Jan 2018

New nano technology to diagnose and treat cancer

Scientists have turned nano-particles of calcium phosphate into fully biodegradable radio frequency agents that can be imaged in MRI and CT scans

1 min read30 Jan 2018

Virus could be used to treat brain tumours

A virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach cancer tumours deep inside the brain and switch on the body’s own defence system to attack them, say Leeds University scientists

2 min read4 Jan 2018
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