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Research on cell division provides new clues to how a common cancer treatment works


When chemotherapy was first invented, its premise seemed relatively simple: to curb the growth of tumors by stopping…
Engineered T Cells May Be Harnessed to Kill Solid Tumor Cells

October 3, 2019

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small…
Scientists found a way to significantly improve treatment outcomes for a rare type of ovarian cancer

October 1, 2019

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most commonly occurring cancer in women – it is not very common. And…
Malaria drug increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy against head and neck cancers

September 28, 2019

World War 2 was a global-scale conflict and, therefore, soldiers had to work in mosquito-ridden areas. Malaria was…
Combining cardio, resistance training best for breast cancer patients, study suggests

September 24, 2019

Despite confirming that benefits of exercise for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy wear off quickly once they stop,…
Cancer cells turn to cannibalism to survive chemotherapy

September 20, 2019

Researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their…
Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair loss treatment

September 13, 2019

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent…
FAK Protein Linked to Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

September 9, 2019

Although the number of women being diagnosed and dying of ovarian cancer is declining, recurrence, drug resistance and…
Nanotherapy: the controlled delivery of chemotherapeutics to fight cancer stem cells

September 8, 2019

Researchers at IMDEA Nanociencia investigate the efficiency of gold nanoclusters as drug carriers against cancer cells. Chemotherapy is…
Common Steroid Could Soften Up Tumors for Chemo

July 17, 2019

A common drug used to alleviate side effects of cancer treatment may also make the treatment more successful…
This image shows six devices with biosensors to detect whether a cancer cell is alive when it passes through a tiny hole for fluids. The devices fit on a 3-inch wide piece of glass. Image credit: Zhongtian Lin
Cancer Device Created at Rutgers to See if Targeted Chemotherapy is Working

July 17, 2019

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer…
Researchers identify cancer-killing capability of lesser known immune cells

July 11, 2019

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have identified, for the first time in oesophageal cancer, the cancer killing capability…
Chemo is a Go for Treating Equine Lymphoma

June 25, 2019

Cancer isn’t as common for horses as it is for humans and dogs and cats. And because equine…
A homing beacon for chemotherapy drugs

June 13, 2019

Killing tumor cells while sparing their normal counterparts is a central challenge of cancer chemotherapy. If scientists could…
Approach Could Help in Treating Glioblastoma, Other Rare Cancers

June 12, 2019

Large randomized clinical trials can uncover biomarkers that indicate which cancer treatments are likely to work best for…
Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo

June 11, 2019

Many chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by severely damaging their DNA. However, some tumors can withstand this damage…
Study shows drug increases survival for bladder cancer patients

June 4, 2019

There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after they’ve received standard chemotherapy and…
After 2 Years, Immunotherapy Shows Doubled Median Survival Time for Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

June 3, 2019

A large, randomized immunotherapy clinical trial continues to show improved overall survival and progression-free survival in advanced lung…
New Way to Predict Complications After Larynx Cancer Surgery

June 3, 2019

When the surgical wound doesn’t heal right, it can send some patients back to the operating room. A…
Study details regulation of a multi-drug transporter

May 31, 2019

Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered how a protein pump distinguishes between chemicals that it will expel from a…
A molecule that saves lives

May 22, 2019

Developed at UdeM’s Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, the UM-171 molecule has already saved several patients…
Cannabis could help cancer patients to stop losing weight

May 2, 2019

In the recent years cannabis has been getting a lot of scientific attention. Nowadays scientists agree that the…
Scientists discovered protein in blood cancer cells that is not present in healthy cells

April 27, 2019

Chemotherapy is still our best bet when fighting leukaemia and other forms of cancer. However, even though it…
Chemotherapy or not?

April 26, 2019

Case Western Reserve University researchers and partners, including a collaborator at Cleveland Clinic, are pushing the boundaries of…
Chemotherapy Conundrum

April 18, 2019

Recent advances in cancer therapies have improved patient prognosis and long-term survival. However, those therapeutic benefits have been…
Laser Technology Helps Researchers Scrutinize Cancer Cells

April 3, 2019

Devising the best treatment for a patient with cancer requires doctors to know something about the traits of…
Visualizing better cancer treatment

April 1, 2019

NYU researchers engineer a protein micelle that can be visualized by MRI as it delivers chemotherapeutics. A team…
Tumor-Associated Immune Cells Hinder Frontline Chemotherapy Drug in Pancreatic Cancer

March 28, 2019

A frontline chemotherapy drug given to patients with pancreatic cancer is made less effective because similar compounds released…
Preserving Fertility in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

March 25, 2019

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and…
Attacking ‘Invisible Threat’ that Affects Cancer Care Workers

March 5, 2019

Chemotherapy drugs are lifesaving to cancer patients, but these toxic drugs are hazardous to the health care workers…
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