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US approves first gene therapy for cancer

MIAMI: The United States approved the first gene therapy in the nation on Wednesday -- a treatment that uses a patient's own immune cells to fight leukemia -- opening a new era in the fight against cancer. The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah, (tisagenlecleucel). This type of immunotherapy, known as a CAR-T cell therapy, was known by CTL019 until now. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for children and young adult patients up to age 25 with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia…

Dying your hair can lead to cancer!

There is a big chance for hairstylists, barbers and those who regularly dye their hair to develop different kinds of cancers specially bladder cancer because of their constant exposure to hair dyes which contain hazardous toxins, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, revealed this in a research. A net of blood vessels is spread in scalp which makes it easier to transport the chemical toxins from the hair dyes into the body. These chemicals not only cause bladder cancer but also other serious…