cancer drugs

Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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US pushing India to hike cancer drug price


July 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Even as President Barack Obama is plugging his signature law to lower health care costs at home, his administration is pressurising India and other countries ... Read more...

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‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators


March 11th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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UK wants to offer new cancer drugs before clearances


December 5th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of cancer patients in Britain who have exhausted every option would be offered a "last chance" by trying drugs a year before doctors are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obama takes action to reduce medicine scarcity


November 1st, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Monday instructed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and reduce the scarcity of necessary medications and he asked for ... Read more...

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Nanotech to pave way for safer breast implants


October 10th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) There is cheering news for victims of breast cancer who feel disfigured by the partial or complete removal of their breasts.Researchers led by Judit E. ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘wonder drug’ launched in Britain


September 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A pill that can help prostate cancer patients live about five months longer was launched in Britain Wednesday.The drug, Zytiga, developed by British scientists, can increase ... Read more...

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Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs


September 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Cells chat with one another, 'discussing' what kind they will become -- a neuron or a hair, bone or muscle. This breakthrough opens the way to ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Biophysicist attempts to block protein to prevent breast, prostate cancer


April 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): An Ohio State biophysicist has targeted a protein molecule Interleukin-6 (IL-6) to halt breast and prostate cancer.Chenglong Li, used a supercomputer to search thousands of molecular combinations for ... Read more...

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This jab could revolutionise cancer treatment


April 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) TeloVac, a new generation of drug, could revolutionise cancer treatment within two years.TeloVac harnesses the body's own immune system to fight the disease, freezing tumours. ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Nanopolymer tests effectiveness of cancer drugs


April 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets may help reduce the side effects of those drugs, says a Purdue University biochemist.W. Andy ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for lung cancer identified


April 1st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a new therapeutic target for lung cancer.It was found that a variant of the protein AIMP2 is highly expressed in ... Read more...

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Cell killer enzyme could help cancer treatment


March 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) An enzyme that can push cells into committing "suicide" could pave way for improved cancer drugs. The discovery could open the way to better anti-cancer and ... Read more...

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Protein discovery could lead to better autoimmune disease, cancer drugs


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): The discovery that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and cancer drugs.Jianke Zhang at Thomas Jefferson ... Read more...

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Cancer-killing medical ’smart bomb’ comes closer to reality


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to creating a medical 'smart bomb' that would seek out and eradicate the root of cancer cells - by developing the world's ... Read more...

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Scientists provide genetic evidence that antioxidants can help treat cancer


February 16th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have provided genetic evidence suggesting the antioxidant drugs currently used to treat lung disease, malaria and even the common cold can also help prevent and treat cancers ... Read more...

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Overabundance of protein promotes growth of breast cancer stem cells


February 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have said that an essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer ... Read more...

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New study paves way for better cancer treatment


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients.Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that arrests cancer-spreading enzyme


January 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas have discovered a protein that arrests an enzyme that may worsen and spread cancer.They also found that the same deactivation of the ... Read more...

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Blue light could be highly in potent platinum-based cancer treatment


December 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study from the University of Warwick has found a way to use blue light to activate what could be a highly potent platinum-based cancer treatment.The new ... Read more...

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Cancer drugs offer new hope for Crohn’s disease and sarcoidosis


December 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study offers insight into a new treatment avenue for two painful inflammatory diseases: Crohn's sisease and sarcoidosis.While the loss of NOD2 increases the risk of ... Read more...

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Human skin turned into 3-D cancers in tissue culture dishes


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): For the first time ever, Stanford University researchers have successfully transformed normal human tissue into three-dimensional cancers in a tissue culture dish.Watching how the cells behave as they ... Read more...

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Red light forces cancer cells to absorb chemo drugs


November 14th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that cancer cells suck up chemotherapy drugs more readily if they are zapped with red light.According to researchers, the finding could help produce more ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promising result for HER2-positive metastatic disease


October 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Researchers have reported that a new type of breast cancer treatment has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy in HER2-positive metastatic disease.Principal investigator Edith Perez, MD, Mayo ... Read more...

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Venus Remedies bags contract to supply anti-cancer drug to Thailand


September 28th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 28 (IANS) Venus Remedies has won a contract worth over Rs.100 million to supply its anti-cancer drug to the government of Thailand, a company spokesperson said here Tuesday. The drug, Docetaxel, ... Read more...

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Tests negative in paternity suit against Paraguay’s president


September 24th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Asuncion (Paraguay), Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) All three blood tests conducted to determine the paternity of a boy whose mother had a relationship with Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo came back negative, the head ... Read more...

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Adopting ’synthetic lethality’ could boost molecularly targeted cancer therapy


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a discovery that could improve molecularly targeted cancer therapies, researchers have hypothesized that using 'synthetic lethality'-hitting already weakened cancer cells with a second targeted agent could kill ... Read more...

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Kylie Minogue Struggling with Cancer drug side effects


September 14th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The famous Australian singer Kylie Minogue has been fighting cancer for quite some time now. Although the singer does not face any immediate threat from the ... Read more...

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Gene set shows which patients benefit from chemo after surgery


September 8th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic signature that can help doctors determine which patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer are at high risk for developing disease recurrence and ... Read more...

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Indian American geneticist’s US patent application rebuffed for falsifying CV


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Durham (California, US), Sept.8 (ANI): Indian American cancer geneticist Dr. Anil Potti's application for a US patent has been rejected, as he is under scrutiny for falsifying his CV and there are ... Read more...

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Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice


August 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have managed to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice which may later be used to regenerate breast tissue.The Fred Hutchinson ... Read more...

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