Latest Cisplatin Stories

2014-01-02 23:25:36

Australian researchers say bromelain may be the key to making chemotherapy more effective for mesothelioma patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 A study conducted in Australia and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds that a compound derived from the stems of pineapples appears to be able to improve standard drug treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. Bromelain has a history of use in folk medicine and is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects.Previous studies have found...

2013-12-10 23:27:00

Turkish researchers say a new drug may make a standard chemotherapy drug more effective – and less toxic – for patients fighting malignant mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a promising new drug study published in Genetic and Molecular Research. The study suggests that panobinostat, an experimental drug developed by Novartis, may improve the effectiveness of cisplatin, one of the most common drugs used to treat mesothelioma....

2013-09-14 23:03:32

Researchers in The Netherlands say the most popular drug for malignant pleural mesothelioma may not be the most cost-effective drug for the job. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 In a paper published in Anticancer Research and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma, an Amsterdam-based research team reviewed the medical literature on pemetrexed (Alimta), the first FDA-approved drug for mesothelioma, as well as other newer drugs and drug combinations. Although all of the anti-cancer agents...

2013-08-08 15:06:06

Studies have shown that calpain participates in gentamicin-, neomycin- and kanamycin-induced inner ear cell apoptosis. Cisplatin has been shown to be an anticancer drug. However, cisplatin can lead to severe ototoxicity, induce cochlear cell apoptosis, and result in hearing decrease or loss, which limits the application of cisplatin in a clinical setting to a certain degree. A recent study by Liang Chang and colleagues from Jinzhou Central Hospital established a BALB/c mouse model of...

Ovarian Cancer Patients Could Benefit From New Drug
2012-10-04 09:22:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from scientists at the University of Southern California shows that a new drug could be used to help ovarian cancer patients who have not been receptive to drugs that are currently available and possibly reduce the drug dosage needed to be taken. In particular, the drug has been tested in a lab with ovarian cancer cells and on mice tumors. It is part of a group of cytotoxic agents, known as PACMA, that was discovered...

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  • A spider.
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'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.'