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2012-06-11 21:37:06

Mutated tumor suppressor gene p53 leads to better results Presence of normal p53, a tumor suppressor gene, instead of a mutated version, makes breast cancer chemotherapy with doxorubicin less effective. The preclinical study led by MD Anderson scientists was published today in the journal Cancer Cell. The research, which challenges the existing paradigm, is another step closer to personalized cancer medicine for breast cancer. "It's really important to understand the genetic defects...

2012-06-04 17:33:00

About 75 percent of children with leukemia who take chemotherapy face life-threatening heart problems as they age, but an international study led by a University of Rochester Medical Center investigator shows that giving a cardio-protective drug during cancer treatment may prevent the damage. Researchers and physicians will debate how to make young cancer patients and their families aware of the risks of heart damage, and the best ways to manage the risks, in a special session today at the...

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...


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  • To talk saucily.
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