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Potent anticancer drug isolated from weed


July 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a potent anticancer compound from a Mediterranean weed that acts like 'molecular grenade'.In lab studies, researchers said they found that a three-day course ... Read more...

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Study shows that a new experimental cancer drug delays breast tumor growth


June 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has shown that an experimental breast cancer drug which has been produced by Roche Holding can slow down the growth of a breast cancer ... Read more...

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New way found to kill malaria parasite


March 9th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) A class of chemotherapy drugs designed to block signalling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes malaria, opening up a whole new way ... Read more...

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New discovery opens up novel strategy for combating malaria


March 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has discovered that a class of chemotherapy drugs originally designed to inhibit key signaling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes ... 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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Stress before cancer therapy may sabotage treatment


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that patients who experience physical or psychological stress - including rigorous exercise - one or two days before a cancer treatment might be ... Read more...

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Skin cancer pill shrinks tumour in 80 percent cases


August 26th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) A pill that retards the spread of advanced skin cancer is showing "remarkable" results in early trials. The experimental drug helped shrink tumours in 80 percent of the ... Read more...

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New way to treat cancer using gas bubbles


June 28th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Researchers have found a novel technique of destroying cancer cells in the body - injecting exploding gas bubbles into the blood stream. The research team from Leeds University developed ... Read more...

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Cancer treatment pioneered in Melbourne being hailed a global lifesaver


June 13th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 13 (ANI): A new, revolutionary cancer treatment pioneered in Melbourne could soon emerge as a global lifesaver.More than 100 Victorians with inoperable liver cancer have successfully been treated with ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug can lead to kidney damage


June 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that the widely used cancer drug bevacizumab can cause severe loss of protein from the kidney into the urine that can lead to ... Read more...

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Preoperative chemo response could predict survival in pancreatic cancer patients


May 30th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumours respond most to preoperative chemotherapy and radiation survive four times as long, on average, as those whose tumours respond least, researchers from ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drug could enhance delivery of herceptin to brain tumours


May 8th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A drug currently approved to treat erectile dysfunction could significantly improve the delivery of the anti-cancer drug Herceptin to certain hard-to-treat brain tumours, according to a new study ... Read more...

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New cancer vaccine Out


May 3rd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of America has supplied its approval to the latest prostate cancer vaccine, Provenge. It has been manufactured by the ... Read more...

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Fury over ‘terminally ill’ Lockerbie bomber living in luxury villa six months after release


February 21st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Feb 21(ANI): Cancer-hit Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi's 'ever improving health' has sparked fresh fury, as it has been reported that he is living a luxurious life six months after ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer beat drugs identified


January 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego, have identified a molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer become resistant to drugs.The molecular switch steps up pancreatic cancer cell survival ... Read more...

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Study finds chemotherapy’s link to hearing loss


November 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, November 9 (ANI): Canadian researchers have found why a common chemotherapy drug results in hearing loss, which contributes to learning difficulties in some childhood cancer patients.British Columbia experts made progress in ... Read more...

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Novel polymer covered gold nanocage for smart drug delivery


November 2nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a smart gold nanocage covered with a polymer which can act as an effective drug delivery system.The nanocage is ... Read more...

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Scientists offer ‘baby hope’ for women on toxic cancer drugs


September 28th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 28 (ANI): Scientists have given new hope for women who face the heartbreak of losing their fertility after toxic cancer treatment by finding a way to stop them from being ... Read more...

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New targeted therapy delivers chemo directly to ovarian cancer cells


July 30th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Using a protein, called EphA2, researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have successfully delivered chemotherapy in a highly selective manner in preclinical models ... Read more...

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Common chemotherapy drug can cause fatal reaction


June 9th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer is associated with fatal allergic reactions, say U.S. researchers.Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine identified 287 unique cases of ... Read more...

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Painful nerve condition may be treated by blocking protein


March 16th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have for the first time identified a gene that pulls the plug on ailing nerve cell branches ... Read more...

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”Crystal ball” to predict chemotherapy results developed


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists at University of California Los Angeles have developed a new tool that can predict how a chemotherapy drug will work on individual tumour. The breakthrough achievement could ... Read more...

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‘Many cancer patients given wrong chemotherapy drug doses’


January 2nd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Many cancer patients taking chemotherapy drugs in outpatient clinics or at home were given the wrong dose or experienced other mistakes involving their medications, according to a new ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers nanobombs can explode cancer


November 11th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 11 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher in America says that tube-like carbon nano-particles can be used to explode cancer. Balaji Panchapakesan at the University of Delaware, Newark, proposes the idea of ... Read more...

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Drug deliver system for brain cancer


October 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new drug delivery system that breaches the blood-brain barrier to reach and kill cancer cells in the brain, according to the latest research. Following ... Read more...

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Chinese salad may harbour cancer cure


October 15th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A Chinese herb - more than 2,000-year-old - eaten as salad in many countries has been given a new twist to develop a compound to combat cancer. According ... Read more...

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Vitamin-C may erode potency of anti-cancer drugs


October 1st, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Vitamin C, in pre-clinical studies, was found to erode the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs, according to a new study.These new findings came from a study of lab cancer ... Read more...

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Blocking immune system protein can hasten newer cancer treatments


September 30th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Scientists have found that blocking an immune system protein, like the C5a that shields tumour growth, can expedite newer cancer treatments. C5a is part of one of the ... Read more...

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Immune system both shields as well as promotes tumour growth


September 30th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that some proteins of the immune system can promote tumor growth.According ... Read more...

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Investigational drug raises hope for ovarian cancer patients


September 16th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Women with recurrent ovarian cancer can be helped by giving an investigational drug in combination with chemotherapy, according to new results presented at the 33rd Congress of ... Read more...

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New PET scanning probe makes immune system monitoring possible


June 9th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): By modifying a common chemotherapy drug, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have created a new probe for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which will not only ... Read more...

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New chemo drug may help treat prostate cancer


May 31st, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University have found a new chemotherapy drug that may help treat prostate cancer.The new study showed that men with a certain ... Read more...

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Potential herpes virus-chemotherapy weapon safe and effective for difficult cancers


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study on mice has found that combining a herpes virus genetically altered to express a drug-enhancing enzyme with a chemotherapy drug can effectively and safely ... Read more...

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Psychological intervention program improves breast cancer patients health


January 29th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University has suggested that psychological interventions not only reduce emotional distress among cancer patients but also improve their ... Read more...

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Brain cancer drug study shows promising results


December 16th, 2007 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A study on the use of Avastin, a drug used to extend the survival of patients with the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma ... Read more...

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