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2013-05-07 23:22:29

A new study published in The Oncologist shows targeting both hormone receptors (HRs) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients significantly increased overall survival times. Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 A new study published in The Oncologist shows targeting both hormone receptors (HRs) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients...

2013-04-23 18:47:52

Tamoxifen is a time-honored breast cancer drug used to treat millions of women with early-stage and less-aggressive disease, and now a University of Rochester Medical Center team has shown how to exploit tamoxifen´s secondary activities so that it might work on more aggressive breast cancer. The research, published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, is a promising development for women with basal-like breast cancer, sometimes known as triple-negative disease. This subtype has a...

2013-03-08 23:04:38

A recent FDA-approved combination of therapies used to target HER2-positive breast cancer does not lead to increased cardiac problems for patients, but doctors should regularly perform cardiac monitoring on their cancer patients until additional long-term cardiac safety data become available, according to the first phase III study of the combined treatments. The study, published in The Oncologist, was led by Dr. Sandra M. Swain, MD, Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at...

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

Watch the video "Chemotherapy Drugs Getting Better at Targeting Cancer Cells" redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles to make them rod-shaped rather than spherical can enhance their effectiveness in targeting and treating breast cancer cells by as much as 10,000-fold, according to new research from bioengineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). As part of the research, a team led by Samir...

New Drug To Treat Breast Cancer Approved By US Regulatory Agency
2013-02-23 06:52:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a brand new type of breast cancer medication this week that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy surrounding tissues. In U.S. women, breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer and is expected to kill more than 39,000 Americans this year alone, the National Cancer Institute reports. Kadcyla, from Roche, is a combination of a powerful chemotherapy drug, the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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