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Chemical Compound Holds Promise as Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects...

A synthetic version of a rare toxin produced by a sea creature appears to hold promise for treating many different types of cancer while minimizing...
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Predicting Cancer Cells’ Response to Chemotherapy

Many chemotherapy drugs work by damaging cancer cells’ DNA so severely that the cells are forced to commit cellular suicide. However, these drugs don’t...
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Molecule Prevents Effect of Chemotherapy

Annually about 2000 Danish patients with colorectal cancer are treated with chemotherapy. Today, a range of different chemotherapeutic regimens are available. However, deciding which...
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Duke Scientists Identify Method of Action for Common Chemotherapy Drugs

A study by scientists at Duke Health is providing insight into how certain commonly-used chemotherapy drugs work, potentially opening new ways to enhance the...
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Chemotherapy and Exercise: The Right Dose of Workout Helps Side Effects

Researchers at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce neuropathy in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise. The study, involving more...
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Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting MicroRNA Levels

By increasing the level of a specific microRNA (miRNA) molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line...

New class of chemotherapy drugs for hard-to-treat cancers are on the...

  Differences in the way cancer cells function are shining a light on the potential for a whole new approach to developing treatments. In the future,...

Capturing cell growth in 3-D

Replicating how cancer and other cells interact in the body is somewhat difficult in the lab. Biologists generally culture one cell type in plastic...

Molecular Tinkering Doubles Cancer Drug’s Efficacy

Researchers have packaged a widely used cancer drug into nanoparticles, more than doubling its effectiveness at destroying tumors. The drug paclitaxel has been used for...

Cancer treatment models get real

Researchers at Rice University and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a way to mimic the conditions under which cancer tumors...

Packaging Cancer Drug into Nanoparticles Double’s Tumor Destroying Efficacy

The drug paclitaxel has been used for decades to fight breast, ovarian, lung and other cancers. But its effectiveness has been limited by its...

Immune cells in lung cancer offer new drug targets

Lung cancers attract circulating immune cells to the tumor mass, where the cancer reprograms them to support its growth and progression, researchers from Weill...