Monday March 30, 2020

Find Out Why Some Prostate Cancers Are Aggressive

Researchers have found the number of 'aggressive' cells in a tumour sample is the reason behind aggressiveness of some prostate cancers

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Researchers revealed three new subtypes of prostate cancer that could be used to stratify patients for different treatments. Pixabay

Researchers from University of East Anglia in the UK have discovered why some prostate cancers are more aggressive, spread to different parts of the body and ultimately cause death.

The findings showed how the number of ‘aggressive’ cells in a tumour sample defines how quickly the disease will progress and spread. They also revealed three new subtypes of prostate cancer that could be used to stratify patients for different treatments.

“Prostate cancer usually develops slowly and the majority of cancers will not require treatment in a man’s lifetime. However, doctors struggle to predict which tumours will become aggressive, making it hard to decide on treatment for many men,” said lead researcher Professor Colin Cooper.

The team studied gene expression levels in 1,785 tumour samples.

They found that the amount of DESNT subtype cells in a sample is linked with the likelihood of disease progression — the more DESNT cells, the quicker the patient is likely to progress.

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Researchers have discovered why some prostate cancers are more aggressive, spread to different parts of the body and ultimately cause death. Pixabay

“If you have a tumour that is majority DESNT, you are more likely to get metastatic disease, in other words it is more likely to spread to other parts of your body. This is a much better indication of aggressive disease,” informed co-lead researcher Dr Daniel Brewer.

“We also identified three more molecular subtypes of prostate cancer that could help doctors decide on different treatment options for patients,” he added in a paper published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in men and the fourth most commonly occurring cancer overall. There were 1.3 million new cases in 2018, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

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The findings come after the same team developed a test that distinguishes between aggressive and less harmful forms of prostate cancer, helping to avoid sometimes-damaging unnecessary treatment. (IANS)

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Here Are Some Health-Boosting Beverages Which You Can Try

Want to have a quick, refreshing drink that also boosts your health and immunity? Look no further

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Beverages can make you feel refreshed and energized. Pixabay

Want to have a quick, refreshing drink that also boosts your health and immunity? Look no further, these recipes don’t come out of a bottle and are healthier options suggests Chef Ayesha Nallaseth, Culinary Product Specialist, Tupperware India.

Banana Walnut Shake

Ingredients:

Half tropical cup banana,
peeled and quartered
1 cup milk
2 tbsp walnuts
chopped
4-5 ice cubes
Honey to drizzle

Method: Chop the banana and walnut. Add the mixture to Tupperware Quick Shake, pour milk, honey and ice cubes and shake well till well incorporated and serve immediately.

Tip: Complete food for the nerves, muscle, immunity and brain to save them from damage and boost recovery.

Ultimate Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup soy milk/almond milk
1 cup spinach leaves
1 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter

Breakfast Drink, Almond, Cocoa, Nibs, Shake, Banana
Healthy beverages may actually boost your immunity and help you stay fit in long run. Pixabay

Method: Add the spinach leaves banana and peanut butter and finely chop. Add ice cubes to quick shake add the above mix and soy or almond milk and shake well. Serve chilled.

Kahwa tea

Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 Tsp tea leaves
2 tsp sugar
4 green cardamom
1 pc Cinnamon stick,
4 to 5 strands saffron (optional)

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Method: Boil water add the tea leaves and sugar and strain and pour it in the flask. Then add the cardamom, cinnamon sticks and saffron strands.

Close the flask. Serve using smidgets as a welcome drink. (IANS)