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Date Image 26 April 2021 Vol. No. 10; Issue No. 472

1. Patil R, Gupta T, Maitre M, Dasgupta A, Sahay A, Epari S, Shirsat N, Chatterjee A, Krishnatry R, Goda JS, Moiyadi A, Patil V, Chinnaswamy G, Bano N, Jalali R (2021). Clinical Audit of Survival Outcomes and Prognostic Factors in Adolescents and Adults with Medulloblastoma. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

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Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Anekal Ramaswamiengar Gopal Ayengar

Anekal Ramaswamiengar Gopal Ayengar obtained his PhD (1942) from the University of Toronto, Canada. His significant areas of research were in gene duplication and chromosome synthesis in biological systems, chromosome breakage by radiation and radiomimetic substances, properties of maliganant systems, genetical and biological investigations in high background radiation areas. He was visiting professor, Institute for Biophysik, University of Hannover. He was Director, Bio-Medical group, BARC, Mumbai. He was Member of International Society for Cell Biology, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for Cancer Research and Genetical Society of Great Britain. He was Chairman of UN Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation (1956-57). Dr. Ayengar was recipient of Homi Bhabha Prize (1948) and Padma Shri (1967).

Andreas Vesalius Gobind Singh Thapar

Gobind Singh Thapar obtained his PhD (1925) from University of London, UK. His specific research areas were in Helminthology include discovery of new helminthes belonging to Trematodes, Cestodes, Nematodes and Acanthacephala in many animals. His other contributions include establishment of new classification of Acanthocephala, discovery of the parasites of hump-sore and Nazar granuloma of cattle. He was a Member of Royal Microscopic Society, London. He was recipient of the Bhalerao Memorial Gold Medal and Dr SN Sigh Memorial God Medal. He was elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Zoological Society of India, Helminthological Society of India and President, Indian Science Congress.

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In 2004, The FDA approved bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor, for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. This was the first approval of an antiangiogenic agent to treat cancer.

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Cancer News
NF1 associated with more cancer types than previously known

20 April 2021, Natioanl Cancer Institute

An inherited condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is linked to the development of more types of cancer than previously realized, according to results from a new study. People with NF1 also have a greater chance of dying from some cancer types...

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer

21 April 2021, ScienceDaily

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients, researchers explored the relationship between mushroom consumption and cancer risk...

Sculpting radiation beam spares lung cancer patients from severe, disabling complication

22 April 2021, EurekAlert

The technique involves imaging the esophagus and then shaping a high-dose radiation beam so that the maximal amount of radiation energy is delivered to the tumor, with a steep dropoff in energy across the esophagus...

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