Medicine Nobel Prize: Decoding how cells sense oxygen

In the case of health people who have normal red blood cell count, the use of external erythropoietin is highly likely to make the blood viscose leading to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and cerebral or pulmonary embolism. This year, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists — William … Continue reading Medicine Nobel Prize: Decoding how cells sense oxygen

Podcast: How progesterone protects breast cancer patients unravelled

Dr. Amit Dutt of ACTREC-Tata Memorial Centre explains how progesterone administered prior to breast cancer surgery helps in reducing the chances of migration and invasion of cancer cells to other parts of the body. Immaterial of whether patients had progesterone receptor or not, the hormone is equally effective.

TMC team unravels protective mechanism of progesterone in breast cancer patients

Tata Memorial Centre researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which a single injection of progesterone administered prior to breast cancer surgery helps in reducing the chances of cancer cell spread (causing a relapse) whether patients have progesterone receptors or not. Since progesterone cannot be given to men and children, the results of the study can … Continue reading TMC team unravels protective mechanism of progesterone in breast cancer patients

Hormone replacement therapy increases risk of death from lung cancer

Published in The Hindu on September 20, 2009 Women who take hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) using oestrogen and progestin are at an increased risk of dying from lung cancer. However, HRT does not increase the incidence of lung cancer. This comes out from a post-hoc analysis of 16,500 post-menopausal women who were part of a randomised, … Continue reading Hormone replacement therapy increases risk of death from lung cancer