Mumbai doctors innovate low-cost cancer therapy – ET HealthWorld

MUMBAI: At the international cancer meeting in Chicago where doctors from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presented the “astonishing” results of an immunotherapy drug that made colorectal cancer disappear from all patients in their trial, a team from Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel showcased its “low-cost” innovation with similar drugs to prolong the lives of severely ill head and neck cancer patients. Immunotherapy, the youngest branch of cancer therapy, is expensive, costing between Rs 2 lakh and 3 lakh per month. With such a price tag, immunotherapy is…

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Lockdown will be back if Covid cases rises, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray – ET HealthWorld

MUMBAI: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday appealed to people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour despite the relaxation in restrictions as the availability of medical oxygen was limited. He appealed to people to take the pledge to make the state and country free of Covid-19. Thackeray also warned that there would not be any option but to impose a lockdown if the state saw a spike in daily cases. Thackeray was speaking at the flag-hoisting ceremony held at Mantralaya to commemorate Independence Day. Thackeray in the context of Covid-19 said that…

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