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Date Image 20 March 2023 Vol. No. 12; Issue No. 570

1. Ghosh Laskar S, Sinha S, Gupta M, Karmakar S, Nivedha J M, Kannan S, Budrukkar A, Swain M, Kumar A, Gupta T, Murthy V, Chaukar D, Pai P, Chaturvedi P, Pantvaidya G, Nair D, Nair S, Thiagarajan S, Deshmukh A, Noronha V, Patil V, Joshi A, Prabhash K, Agarwal JP (2023). Prophylactic versus reactive feeding approach in patients undergoing adjuvant radiation therapy for oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: A propensity score matched-pair analysis. Head Neck.

2. Saha P, Sawant S, Deshmukh A, Hole A, CM Krishna (2023). Serum Raman spectroscopy: Prognostic applications in oral cancers. Head Neck.

3. Das S, Sakhare N, Kumar D, Mathur A, Mirapurkar S, Sheela M, Mohanty B, Chaudhari P, Chakraborty S (2023). Design, characterization and evaluation of a new 99mTc-labeled folate derivative with affinity towards folate receptor. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 15: 129240.

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Manju Ray Manju Ray

Manju Ray received her PhD from the University of Kolkata in 1975. She contributed significantly to the research in developing anticancer drugs and understanding the differentiation process of cells. Her primary work was the isolation, purification and characterization of a series of enzymes involved in methylglyoxal anabolism and catabolism. She was awarded the S S Bhatnagar Award in 1989. She received Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award in Biological Sciences in 1975 and; Dr I C Chopra Memorial Award in 2003.

Mahtab Sohrab Bamji Mahtab Sohrab Bamji

Mahtab Bamji obtained her PhD from Mumbai University in 1961. She made significant contributions in nutritional biochemistry towards understanding the aetiology and the biochemical/molecular basis of clinical manifestation of B vitamins deficiencies development of tests for assessing vitamin nutrition status. She contributed to various national projects to reduce malnutrition and improve the nutrition status in the country. She is the recipient of various awards like the Patwardhan Prize (1973); National Award for woman Scientist (2000); R Devdas Memorial Award (2010). She is a fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi; the National Academy of Medical Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

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Treating 2 L Cancer patients yearly, yoga & low-Cost Shot trials: Tata Memorial Centre's expansion plans

16 March 2023, News 18

Starting from 840 beds in 2017, the TMC has grown to 2200 beds in 2022 and will further increase its capacity to 2800 beds by the end of 2023 and 3400 beds by the end of 2026. ACTREC, which had 100 beds till 2020, is now a 500-bed facility and will expand to 900 by the end of 2023...

Dexrazoxane protects the heart long term for kids being treated for cancer

16 March 2023, National Cancer Institute

The study evaluated the cardiovascular health of 195 people who had been diagnosed with cancer in childhood, about half of whom had received dexrazoxane prior to doxorubicin in clinical trials years earlier...

New scan measures tumor oxygen levels in real-time to help guide treatment

16 March 2023, MedicalXpress

The breakthrough was achieved by combining two cutting edge technologies: the research team adapted an MRI scanner that also delivers radiotherapy called MR-Linac to be able to also measure oxygen levels in tumors...

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