Chemotherapy

Cell Membranes: Sophisticated Molecular Machines In Action

Almost all living organisms have gate-like protein complexes in their cell membranes that get rid of unwanted or life-threatening molecules. These ABC transporters are also responsible for resistance to antibiotics or chemotherapy. Researchers have...
Related topics: Proteins, Antibiotics, Cancer, Medical Research

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Alternative Cancer Therapies And The Promise Of False Hope

How do you respond when patients with a good prognosis want to delay chemotherapy to try an anticancer diet for a few months or visit an unregulated clinic for unproven therapies? I’m asking because of an alarming finding of ASCO’s 2018...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Diet, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Study Finds Key Metabolic Changes In Patients With Chemotherapy-associated Cardiotoxicity

Researchers embarked on a study to investigate whether early changes in energy-related metabolites in the blood -- measured shortly after chemotherapy -- could be used to identify patients who developed heart toxicity at a later time.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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No Gain With Intensified Myeloid Chemo In Infant All

(MedPage Today) -- In Interfant-06 trial, 6-year EFS is similar to that seen with standard lymphoid treatment
Related topics: Cancer

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Cancer Device Created At Rutgers To See If Targeted Chemotherapy Is Working

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device, which uses artificial intelligence and biosensors, is up to 95.9 percent accurate in...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Intensified Myeloid Chemo No Better For Infant All

(MedPage Today) -- Six-year event-free survival similar to that of standard lymphoid treatment
Related topics: Cancer

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New Standard For Braf-mutant Metastatic Crc?

(MedPage Today) -- Three-drug, chemo-free combination boosts survival versus standard regimens
Related topics: Cancer

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High Doses Of 60 Plus-year-old Chemo Drug Found To Spur Immune System Attack On Lymphoma

Cyclophosphamide, a mainstay of chemotherapy for many cancers, acts as both chemotherapy and immunotherapy at high doses, study finds.
Related topics: Cancer, Lymphoma, Oncology, Medical Research

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Researchers Clock Dna's Recovery Time After Chemotherapy

In the time it takes for an Amazon Prime delivery to arrive, cells damaged by chemotherapy can almost completely fix their most important DNA. That is the case in the livers of mice at least, according to a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research, DNA, Genetics, Cancer, Amazon

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High Doses Of 60-plus Year-old Chemotherapy Drug Found To Spur Immune System Attack On Lymphoma

Cyclophosphamide, a mainstay of chemotherapy for many cancers, acts as both chemotherapy and immunotherapy at high doses, study finds
Related topics: Cancer, Lymphoma, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mark Gastineau Seeks To “sack” Cancer After Diagnosis

Former Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau completed his final radiation treatment this week in his battle with colon cancer. Gastineau posted an update on Facebook, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “IT IS FINISHED!” Gastineau wrote. “WOW!...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Facebook, Social Media, Espn

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Rt's Role Questioned In Stage Iii Uterine Ca

(MedPage Today) -- Better local control with CRT, but more distant recurrences than chemo alone
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Medical News Today: Is Chemotherapy Effective For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Chemotherapy drugs, such as methotrexate, are one of the first-line treatments for people with rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs can help relieve symptoms and prevent further joint damage. However, they can cause a number of side effects, and...
Related topics: Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Chemotherapy Heart

Cancer patients obviously need chemotherapy treatment, but many don't realize some forms can cause heart failure. The premise here is that people need to be alerted while undergoing chemotherapy treatment because if caught early the heart disease...
Related topics: Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure, Oncology

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Immunotherapy-chemo Combo Based On Work Of Roswell Park's Dr. Ben Seon Gets Fda Approval

A cancer therapy based on the work of Ben Seon, PhD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Related topics: Cancer, Food And Drug Administration, Oncology, Lymphoma

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Immunotherapy-chemo Combo Based On Work Of Roswell Park's Dr. Ben Seon Gets Fda Approval

A cancer therapy based on the work of Ben Seon, PhD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Related topics: Cancer, Food And Drug Administration, Oncology, Lymphoma

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Strangers Create 'sisterhood' To Donate Breast Milk To New Mom Going Through Chemo

Post by Kaitlin Stanford. Arizona mom Lauren Miller was overjoyed last year when she learned she was pregnant for the second time. But just a month later, she started noticing symptoms that couldn't be pinned on normal pregnancy aches and pains....
Related topics: Cancer

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Medical News Today: How Vitamin D Helps Fight Treatment-resistant Cancer

Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows.
Related topics: Vitamins, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Drug Makes Tumors More Susceptible To Chemo

Many chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by severely damaging their DNA. However, some tumors can withstand this damage by relying on a DNA repair pathway that not only allows them to survive, but also introduces mutations that helps cells become...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, DNA, Genetics

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First-line Immunotherapy Ok’d In Head And Neck Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Pembrolizumab approved with or without chemotherapy
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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