Cancer: News

25 May 2024


Morgan Spurlock (53) succumbs to cancer: Reflecting on his legacy

Oscar-nominated director Morgan Spurlock, best known for his influential documentary Super Size Me, died on Thursday after a private battle with cancer.

24 May 2024

Johnson & Johnson

Cancer victims file lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson: Here's why

A group of cancer victims has initiated a class action lawsuit against healthcare behemoth, Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

13 May 2024


Olivia Munn opts for hysterectomy amid breast cancer battle

Hollywood actor Olivia Munn, known for her role in Newsroom, has recently undergone a hysterectomy as part of her fight against breast cancer.

01 May 2024

Johnson & Johnson

J&J proposes to settle talc cancer lawsuits for $6.5 billion

Johnson & Johnson has proposed a $6.475 billion settlement to resolve numerous lawsuits, alleging that its talc-based products, including baby powder, contain asbestos and have caused ovarian cancer in users.

28 Apr 2024

Health & Wellness

Celebrities investing in anti-aging stem cell treatments despite side effects

John Cleese, the acclaimed British actor and comedian, publicly disclosed his use of experimental anti-aging treatments.

28 Apr 2024

Sonali Bendre

'Why me?': Sonali Bendre reveals first thoughts after cancer diagnosis

Renowned Bollywood actor, Sonali Bendre, recently shared her initial response to her cancer diagnosis during a podcast for Humans of Bombay.

28 Apr 2024


'Too Hot to Handle's Harry Jowsey diagnosed with skin cancer

Harry Jowsey, a popular television star known for his roles in Netflix's reality show Too Hot to Handle and the 32nd season of the dance competition series Dancing with the Stars, recently announced his skin cancer diagnosis on TikTok.

26 Apr 2024

Health & Wellness

New imaging technique offers insights into how cancer cells work

Scientists from the University of Surrey, in collaboration with University College London, GSK, Yokogawa, and Sciex, have developed an innovative imaging method for cancer.

04 Apr 2024


Cancer-causing chemicals found in popular bandage brands: Report

A recent research has revealed the presence of potentially harmful chemicals in bandages from well-known brands such as Band-Aid and CVS Health.

03 Apr 2024


Veteran Tamil actor Visweswara Rao (64) succumbs to cancer

The Tamil film industry is mourning the loss of celebrated actor Visweswara Rao, who passed away on Tuesday (April 2), reportedly due to complications related to cancer.

31 Mar 2024

Health & Wellness

Cancer signs detectable years before symptoms, says new research institute

Cambridge University's newly established Early Cancer Institute is making significant progress in the early detection of cancer.

25 Mar 2024

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton receives heartfelt message from young cancer survivor

Eight-year-old Mila Sneddon, a cancer survivor, has publicly voiced her support for Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, who recently revealed her cancer diagnosis.

20 Mar 2024


YouTuber Jessica Pettway (36) succumbs to cervical cancer after misdiagnosis

Jessica Pettway, a beauty influencer who boasted 228K subscribers on YouTube, sadly died at 36 last Wednesday, E! News reported.

15 Mar 2024

Health & Wellness

New blood test promises early detection of colorectal cancer

A groundbreaking study has revealed that a simple blood test could potentially detect colorectal cancer in its early stages.

14 Mar 2024


Olivia Munn undergoes mastectomy; all about the surgical procedure

Actor Olivia Munn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2023. She recently underwent a double mastectomy, since her cancer was "fast-moving" and "aggressive." Her health update came days after she attended the Academy Awards with her comedian-partner John Mulaney.

08 Mar 2024

TV News

Actor Dolly Sohi dies a day after sister Amandeep's demise

The world has unfortunately come crashing down for the Sohi family, as television actors-sisters Dolly Sohi and Amandeep Sohi have tragically passed away within two days.

Clinique, Proactiv, Clearasil acne products found to contain cancer-causing chemical

Independent testing laboratory Valisure has found high levels of benzene, a chemical causing cancer, in acne treatments from brands like Proactiv, Target's Up & Up, and Estee Lauder's Clinique.

Was diagnosed with cancer on Aditya-L1's launch day: ISRO chief

S Somanath, the chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer on the same day as the Aditya-L1 mission launch.

01 Mar 2024

Miss India

Former Miss India Tripura, Rinky Chakma (28) succumbs to cancer

Rinky Chakma, Femina Miss India Tripura 2017, has passed away aged 28 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

29 Feb 2024

Music Industry

Cat Janice (31), creator of TikTok sensation, succumbs to cancer

Cat Janice, an American singer-songwriter who gained fame on TikTok earlier this year with her sensational song Dance You Outta My Head, passed away on Wednesday after a turbulent battle with sarcoma cancer.

27 Feb 2024

IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers patent Indian spices-based treatment for cancer 

IIT Madras researchers have patented a groundbreaking cancer treatment using Indian spices, with plans to make it available by 2028.

07 Feb 2024

King Charles III

King Charles to Queen Elizabeth: Tracing cancer diagnosis in royals

Buckingham Palace recently announced that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. This news came shortly after a routine procedure on January 17 for an enlarged prostate.

05 Feb 2024

King Charles III

King Charles III diagnosed with cancer

Buckingham Palace recently revealed that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.

04 Feb 2024

Poonam Pandey

'I'm delighted': Poonam Pandey's ex-husband Sam Bombay on death stunt

Model-actor Poonam Pandey stunned the nation by faking her death due to cervical cancer through an Instagram post on Friday, only to reveal she was alive a day later.

04 Feb 2024

Health & Wellness

World Cancer Day: Understanding the HPV vaccine and its importance

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection that can lead to genital warts and various cancers.

03 Feb 2024

Poonam Pandey

Poonam Pandey promised 'surprise' in alleged last interview

A post on actor-model Poonam Pandey's official Instagram account on Friday sent shockwaves across the nation.

02 Feb 2024

Poonam Pandey

Poonam Pandey dies of cervical cancer; how to prevent/cure disease

The entertainment world is reeling from the tragic loss of 32-year-old actor Poonam Pandey, who recently passed away following her battle with cervical cancer.

28 Jan 2024

Bengali Cinema

Bengali actor Sreela Majumdar (65) dies: Reflecting on her career

Acclaimed Bengali actor Sreela Majumdar, who worked with esteemed directors like Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, and Prakash Jha, died at her Kolkata residence on Saturday. She was 65.

25 Jan 2024


Ilaiyaraaja's daughter Bhavatharini (47) dies of cancer

Bhavatharini, the daughter of renowned music director Ilaiyaraaja and a talented playback singer, passed away on January 25, after a battle with liver cancer. She was 47.

22 Jan 2024

Royal Family of UK

Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson diagnosed with aggressive skin cancer

Months after overcoming breast cancer, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer.

MIT's new AI model detects pancreatic cancer in early stages 

Researchers at MIT's CSAIL division have achieved a breakthrough in detecting pancreatic cancer with a "PRISM" neural network, which they have formed using two machine learning algorithms.

12 Jan 2024


India set to launch HPV vaccination campaign for girls: Report

The government is preparing to launch a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination drive for girls in the age group of 9-14 years, The Indian Express reported.

10 Jan 2024

Health & Wellness

New DNA test likely to detect 18 early-stage cancers

Researchers at US biotech company Novelna have created a groundbreaking DNA test capable of detecting 18 early-stage cancers across all major human organs.

03 Jan 2024


India recorded second-highest cancer deaths in Asia in 2019: Lancet

In 2019, India recorded nearly 12 lakh new cancer cases and 9.3 lakh deaths, making it the second largest contributor to the cancer burden in Asia.

03 Jan 2024


Chinese nuclear scientists develop X-ray machine for cancer treatment

Chinese researchers have developed a groundbreaking X-ray machine called "Flash," which has the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment.

02 Nov 2023

Health & Wellness

No Shave November: Why do men observe this month-long tradition

We are at that time of the year when several men around the world forgo trimming, shaving, or grooming their facial hair to observe a month-long tradition called No Shave November.

22 Oct 2023

Health & Wellness

Swiss drugmaker excels lung-cancer treatment; to use AI for patient-identification

Roche Holding AG's cancer medication—Alecensa—has reportedly shown a significant edge over traditional chemotherapy for lung cancer.

Indian AI model matches radiologists in detecting gallbladder cancer

An AI-based approach in detecting gallbladder cancer (GBC) has been found comparable to that of experienced radiologists, per a study published in The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia journal.

25 Aug 2023

Marathi Cinema

Marathi actor Milind Safai dies at 53 after battling cancer 

Milind Safai, the veteran Marathi film and television actor, reportedly succumbed to his battle with cancer on Friday (August 25) at around 10:45 in the morning. The 53-year-old was undergoing treatment for some time.

23 Aug 2023

Zimbabwe Cricket Team

Heath Streak is alive, rumors of death fake; confirms Olonga

Former Zimbabwe cricketer Heath Streak is alive after news of him surfaced regarding his death. Henry Olonga, Streak's former teammate, took to social media and confirmed that the latter passed away.

How AI can revolutionize breast cancer screening

A recent large-scale trial in Sweden involving over 80,000 women found that using artificial intelligence (AI) in breast cancer screening is safe and can reduce radiologists' workload by nearly 50%.

02 Aug 2023


Who was Marc Gilpin, 'Jaws 2' actor succumbs to cancer

Marc Gilpin, known for his role in Jaws 2, has sadly left for heavenly abode following a long battle with cancer on Saturday (local time). He was 56.

How much aspartame is safe for you

Popular artificial sweetener aspartame has become the center of controversy among regulatory bodies.

14 Jul 2023


Artificial sweetener aspartame 'carcinogenic,' but safe within limits: WHO

The World Health Organization's International Research Agency on Cancer (IARC)'s assessment of the health impact of aspartame came out on Friday.

08 Jun 2023

Health & Wellness

World Brain Tumor Day: Facts about this fatal disease

Every year June 8 is observed as World Brain Tumor Day to raise awareness of brain tumors as well as honor individuals with brain tumors, their families, and medical professionals.

01 May 2023


How this Indian start-up uses AI to detect respiratory disorders

Artificial intelligence is bound to bring a revolution in the healthcare sector. Dectrocel Healthcare, a start-up at IIT-Mandi, has come up with an AI-based imaging technique that can help with the early detection of respiratory illnesses, hepatobiliary diseases, and genetic disorders in children.

05 Apr 2023

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson offers $9B to settle 'talcum-caused cancer' claims 

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been dealing with lawsuits against its talc-based baby powder for years. The company has now offered to pay $8.9 billion to settle the claims of tens of thousands of plaintiffs.

29 Mar 2023

Union Health Ministry

384 essential medicines to cost more from April; See list

In the midst of rising inflation in India, medicine prices are expected to increase by 12% beginning April 1.

23 Mar 2023

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife suffering from cancer, pens emotional note

Senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, announced on Wednesday that she is suffering from stage-2 invasive cancer.

18 Mar 2023


Pleased to be alive: Actor Sam Neill on cancer battle

Jurassic Park star Sam Neill has opened up about his battle with cancer in his new memoir, leaving his fans in a state of shock.

13 Mar 2023


Pfizer acquires Seagen for $43 billion to improve cancer treatments

Pfizer has acquired Seagen, a Washington-based biotechnology company, for approximately $43 billion, in an attempt to expand its reach in cancer treatment. The pharmaceutical company is reported to have paid $229 per share.

04 Mar 2023

Joe Biden

Joe Biden had cancerous skin lesion removed successfully in February

United States (US) President Joe Biden had a cancerous skin lesion successfully removed in February from his chest, his doctor announced on Friday.

21 Feb 2023


Scientists find 'Bond villain' DNA that could revolutionize cancer treatment

Researchers have identified pieces of DNA that act like "villains in a Bond film" in the way they help in the spread of cancer.

16 Feb 2023

Health & Wellness

World Cholangiocarcinoma Day: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

World Cholangiocarcinoma Day is observed on the third Thursday of February every year.

29 Jan 2023

Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant's mother dies battling cancer, last rites in Mumbai

Actor Rakhi Sawant's mother, Jaya Bheda, passed away on Saturday night. She was 73.

03 Jan 2023


Tennis legend Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat and breast cancer

In what comes as a disturbing piece of news, tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer.

27 Dec 2022

Health & Wellness

All about HPV infection: Symptoms, causes, and more

Human papillomavirus infection or HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that causes warts in your body, affecting the mouth, throat, and genitals.

06 Dec 2022


Emmy-winning actor Kirstie Alley dies at 71

American actor Kirstie Alley died on Monday aged 71. The actor was battling cancer and the news of her demise was confirmed by her children on social media via the actor's Twitter handle.

20 Nov 2022

Bengali Cinema

Bengali actor Aindrila Sharma passes away at 24

Bengali actor Aindrila Sharma passed away at a Howrah hospital on Sunday. She was 24.

11 Nov 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination boosts cancer treatment efficacy in patients: Study

Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, its vaccines have become a point of discussion for several reasons.

29 Oct 2022


Scientists believe 'dark matter' might revolutionize cancer treatment

Epigenetics, the study of how gene expression changes, may alter the way cancer is detected and treated, a couple of new research studies have suggested.

22 Oct 2022

Hair Care

US woman sues L'Oreal, claims company's hair products caused cancer

A woman in the United States on Friday sued French cosmetics giant L'Oreal after she developed a rare uterine cancer, Agence France-Presse reported.

17 Sep 2022

Johnson & Johnson

Maharashtra cancels Johnson's baby powder license, company moves court

Maharashtra's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) canceled the baby powder manufacturing license of American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd. on Friday citing "public health at large."

31 Aug 2022


India to get its first indigenous cervical cancer vaccine today

India is all set to get its first indigenous cervical cancer vaccine this week.

Resistant starch can lower hereditary cancer risk by over 60%

A method to keep hereditary cancer at bay might have been discovered.

26 Jul 2022

Health & Wellness

5 ways in which papaya can boost your health

Papaya is a fruit commonly found and consumed in most Indian households, thanks to its nutritional benefits.

21 Jul 2022

Health & Wellness

Here are some lifestyle changes cancer survivors must make

As your cancer treatment ends, it is crucial to be informed about how to care for and improve your health.

IIT Madras's AI tool can predict cancer-causing genes: Here's how

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have found a way to improve the efficiency of cancer treatment.

Rare result: Cancer vanishes in all patients during drug trial

In a first, a small clinical trial has found 100% eradication of cancer without patients having to go through the painful and time-consuming chemotherapy sessions.

04 Aug 2021

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman gets skin biopsy done for cancer scare

Hugh Jackman uploaded a video a day back, informing his fans that he recently had a skin biopsy done for his nose.

13 Jun 2016


About 2,500 Indian children suffer from Medulloblastoma yearly

According to a report, over 2,500 Indian kids suffer from Medulloblastoma, a common pediatric malignant primary brain tumor.