Cancer Research Current Affairs - 2020

National Cancer Registry Programme Report, 2020

On August 18, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research released “National Cancer Registry Programme Report”, 2020. According to the report, the number of cancer patients in India are to increase to 15.7 lakhs by 2025. Highlights The report also says that by the end of 2020, there will be 13.9 lakh cancer patients in Read More…

Scientists of ARCI develop rare earth based Magnetocaloric material

The scientists from the Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), have recently developed earth based magneto caloric material to treat cancer. About the research The scientists at ARCI, an autonomous Research and Development Centre operating under Department of Science and Technology recently developed a new material that reduces the side effects Read More…

Actor Rishi Kapoor died of Leukemia

On April 30, the 67 old Bollywood actor died of Leukemia. He has won several awards including the National Film Award. About Leukemia Leukemia is a type of cancer that is present found in human blood and bone marrow. It is caused due to the rapid production of white blood cells. The white blood cells Read More…

Health Minister announces plans to set up National Genomic Grid (Cancer)

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Aswini Kumar Choubey, announced that government plans to set up a National Genomic Grid, so as to take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes. This National Genomic Grid will study genomic data of cancer patients from Read More…

India and UK sign MoU for collaboration in cancer research       

India and United Kingdom have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in cancer research.    It is follow-up to joint statement issued by Prime Ministers of India and UK during visit of PM Narendra Modi to the UK in April 2018. Key Facts The MoU was signed between Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Cancer Research Read More…