Latest Anthracyclines Stories

2012-05-07 20:15:42

Results of a new study demonstrate the feasibility of a novel strategy in drug discovery: screening large numbers of existing drugs – often already approved for other uses – to see which ones activate genes that boost natural immunity. Using an automated, high-volume screening technique, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a cancer drug that enhances an important natural response to viral infection in human cells. "Over many...

2012-04-18 20:21:27

Magnetic nanochain detonates chemo barrage inside tumors Medicine-toting nanochains slip into tumors and explode a chemotherapy drug into hard-to-reach cores of cancer, engineers and scientists at Case Western Reserve University report. In tests on rats and mice, the technology took out far more cancer cells, inhibited tumor growth better and extended life longer than traditional chemotherapy delivery. All the while, the targeted delivery system used far less of the drug doxorubicin...

2012-04-16 05:09:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A new compound has shown evidence of stopping the spread of tumors while also improving brain cancer treatment in animals, researchers explore how this could this work for humans. Traditional treatment of invasive brain tumors consists of a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, with this treatment few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The reason for this is because the effectiveness of the treatment is limited by the tumor's aggressive...

2012-03-29 02:35:00

Treating invasive brain tumors with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation has improved clinical outcomes, but few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The effectiveness of the treatment is limited by the tumor's aggressive invasion of healthy brain tissue, which restricts chemotherapy access to the cancer cells and complicates surgical removal of the tumor. To address this challenge, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have...

FDA Rushes To Fix Shortage Of Cancer Drugs
2012-02-21 15:03:31

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans on Tuesday to help resupply the U.S. with two leading cancer drugs. The agency said they will address shortages of two leading cancer drugs by allowing one of them to be imported from abroard, and rush approval for a new manufacturer to make the second. "We're not out of the woods," Dr Sandra L Kweder of the Food and Drug Administration's drug center told the New York Times. "But these two particular shortages have been very, very...

2011-12-19 10:24:54

Study indicates that drug toxicity may be related to genetic factors Will a drug used to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other pediatric cancers cause heart problems later in life? UB associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Javier G. Blanco, PhD, who sees his work as a bridge between research and clinical practice, has focused recent efforts on trying to answer this question. Blanco and colleagues' recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looked for...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'