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Hope for early detection: New cancer blood test may find 8 kinds of tumours

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumours before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday. Further study is needed before the test — called CancerSEEK — can be made widely available for its projected cost of about $500, said the report in the ... Read More »

Appointment of Dalit priests in Kerala temples gives hope to their counterparts in Tamil Nadu

In October, the Travancore Devaswom Board recommended the appointment of 36 non-Brahmins, including six Dalits, as priests in the temples it manages in Kerala. This came after the Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board for the first time conducted a written test and interviews for candidates. The recruitment board, which fills permanent positions in the state’s temples, made the appointments according to norms laid ... Read More »

Hope floats- ‘Tailor-made cancer vaccines prove safe’

Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient’s tumours, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported on Wednesday. The vaccines also triggered an immune response to tumour cells, they said, although this does not necessarily equate to a cure. These are the first drug trials in humans with personalised vaccines directed at neoantigens -molecules, caused by ... Read More »