THROUGH OUR LENS: Research News and Happenings

THROUGH OUR LENS: Research News and Happenings

Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid: A Promising Solution for Cervical Cancer Screening

Title: Factors associated with utilisation of visual inspection withacetic acid in Nepal

Student: Tara Ramtel
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Krishna Gopal

Cervical cancer remains a significant public health concern, particularly in lowincome regions, where access to screening and early detection is limited. In Nepal, despite the promotion of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) as a cervical cancer screening method, the overall utilisation rate has remained alarmingly low. This article summarises the findings of a cross-sectional study conducted in Bagmati Province, Nepal, aiming to identify the factors associated with the underutilisation of VIA screening.

Future of Metformin in Treating Lung Cancer

Title: Metformin HCl Oral Preparation Exhibits Anticancer Activity In-vitro in a Human Non-small Cell Lung Tumour Cell Line

Researchers: Chowdhury Forhadul Karim, Mohammod Jahidul Islam, Shamima Abdul Rahman
Summarised by: Asyraf Shipurizan

19.3 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed worldwide according to GLOBOCAN 2020, a cancer database. Among them, lung cancer is the leading cause of death and is responsible for around 18% of cancer-related deaths. The prevalence of respiratory cancer increases with the number of smokers due to its strong association with lung cancer in both men and women.