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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer occurs when there is uncontrolled growth and expansion of abnormal cells. It is caused by external factors (such as chemicals, infectious organisms, radiation, and...

2010-09-21 21:56:28

Molecularly targeted therapies can reduce tumors rapidly. However, not all tumors respond to the drugs, and even those that do often develop resistance over time. Looking for a way to combat the problem of resistance, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center hypothesized that hitting already weakened cancer cells with a second targeted agent could kill them"”but only if it was the right second agent. One well-validated molecular target for anti-cancer drugs is the epidermal growth factor...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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