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2013-04-22 14:18:26

A protein which is intimately involved in cancer-promoting cell signaling also keeps a key component of the signaling pathway tied down and inactive.

Reshaping Chemo Drugs Helps Them Target And Attack Cancer Cells
2013-02-28 11:10:10

New research shows that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles to make them rod-shaped rather than spherical can dramatically enhance their effectiveness at targeting and treating breast cancer.

Targeting Cancer With New Microscopy Technique
2013-02-26 12:58:30

For scientists to improve cancer treatments with targeted therapeutic drugs, they need to be able to see proteins prevalent in the cancer cells.

2013-02-07 15:25:23

Cancer drugs of the new, molecular generation destroy malignant breast tumors in a targeted manner: They block characteristic molecules on tumor cells - receptors for the hormones estrogen or progesterone, or a co-receptor, called HER2, that binds to many growth factors.

A Traffic Cop For Stopping Cancer Cells?
2013-01-15 05:53:23

Researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center recently discovered a novel method of improving cancer drugs, where they could block a specific pathway in the cell and provide an easier way for drugs to eliminate tumors.

2012-12-11 16:10:39

A review in the December issue of the journal Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine describes the current state of lung cancer care.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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