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Chemotherapy, in its most general sense, is the treatment of disease by chemicals especially by killing micro-organisms or cancerous cells. In popular usage, it refers to antineoplastic drugs used to treat cancer or the combination of these drugs into a cytotoxic standardized treatment regimen.
Researchers identify gene-based treatment that works against fungus

Researchers identify gene-based treatment that works against fungus

Fungal infections pose a major threat to hospital patients and have proven difficult to combat, but scientists have unlocked evidence that could lead to more effective treatment. [More]
Adjuvant chemotherapy may improve survival in stage 2 colon cancer patients

Adjuvant chemotherapy may improve survival in stage 2 colon cancer patients

Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of "adjuvant," or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. [More]
Researchers propose new approach to target chemotherapy medications specifically to sarcomas

Researchers propose new approach to target chemotherapy medications specifically to sarcomas

Sarcoma is an aggressive form of cancer responsible for up to 20 percent of childhood cancers. Tumors often first appear in the extremities and the abdomen. Surgery is a primary treatment, but it often is combined with chemotherapy. [More]
TUM scientists discover molecular signaling pathway for self-destruction in leukemia cells

TUM scientists discover molecular signaling pathway for self-destruction in leukemia cells

When adults develop blood cancer, they are frequently diagnosed with what is referred to as acute myeloid leukemia. [More]
Scientists discover novel genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of femoral head

Scientists discover novel genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of femoral head

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head - the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. [More]
New technology can help in rapid diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

New technology can help in rapid diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

Sepsis patients can be diagnosed and treated earlier with the help of new technology available for hospitals and homecare settings. [More]
UNC professor identifies research priorities to address VTE in cancer patients

UNC professor identifies research priorities to address VTE in cancer patients

More than 20 percent of all blood clots in veins occur in cancer patients. These clots, also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), pose serious threats for cancer patients. [More]
New treatment approach may benefit relapsed post-transplant blood cancer patients

New treatment approach may benefit relapsed post-transplant blood cancer patients

For many patients with advanced blood cancers, a stem-cell transplant can drive the disease into remission. However, about one-third of these patients experience a relapse and face a very poor prognosis. [More]
Italian researchers identify new variant of emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism

Italian researchers identify new variant of emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism

A team of Italian investigators has discovered a new variant of an emerging antibiotic resistance mechanism. The new variant, dubbed mcr-1.2, confers resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens. [More]
Immunotherapy drug combination shows prominent therapeutic effect against advanced and metastatic cancers in mice

Immunotherapy drug combination shows prominent therapeutic effect against advanced and metastatic cancers in mice

A drug combination designed to enhance the immune system's ability to zero in and attack cancer cells has shown a pronounced therapeutic effect against advanced and metastatic cancers in mice, according to a Mayo Clinic study, published in the July 12 edition of the online journal Oncotarget. [More]
Study shows how increase in BMI contributes to multiple myeloma growth and progression

Study shows how increase in BMI contributes to multiple myeloma growth and progression

In a new study published in Cancer Letters, American University researchers show how, as body mass index increases, so does the growth and spread of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which accounts for about 10 percent of all blood cancers in patients. [More]
Increasing access to MRI scanning: an interview with Jane Kilkenny

Increasing access to MRI scanning: an interview with Jane Kilkenny

MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, radio waves and field gradients to produce cross sectional images throughout the human body. [More]
Researchers to develop new test to predict therapy for women with ER+ breast cancer

Researchers to develop new test to predict therapy for women with ER+ breast cancer

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University are teaming with industry and other academics to develop a quick and inexpensive test to predict which women with ER+ breast cancer need chemotherapy and which need only the more tolerable hormonal therapy. [More]
Scientists reveal how common symptomless condition can develop into myeloma

Scientists reveal how common symptomless condition can develop into myeloma

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma. [More]
I-SPY2 research initiative employs exciting new model for testing breast cancer drugs

I-SPY2 research initiative employs exciting new model for testing breast cancer drugs

In a new paradigm of breast cancer research, physicians are fast-tracking promising new experimental drugs for further study, while immediately dropping drugs and drug combinations that don't work. [More]
Scientists identify set of genes that could predict clinical outcomes in patients with FLT3-ITD AML

Scientists identify set of genes that could predict clinical outcomes in patients with FLT3-ITD AML

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore have identified a set of genes, including DNMT3A, that could potentially be used to predict clinical outcomes of patients who suffer from a type of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) associated with an FLT3 internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD) mutation. [More]
Study finds microRNA let-7 plays key role in restricting neuroblastoma

Study finds microRNA let-7 plays key role in restricting neuroblastoma

Great strides have been made in treating neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants and toddlers. However, advanced cases are often fatal, and children who survive often face life-long physical and intellectual challenges related to their treatment. [More]
UCLA researchers develop new combination therapy to activate immune response against glioblastoma

UCLA researchers develop new combination therapy to activate immune response against glioblastoma

UCLA researchers have developed a new breakthrough combination treatment that utilizes a vaccine to activate an immune response against advanced brain tumors. [More]
Moderate to vigorous physical activity linked to improved memory in breast cancer survivors

Moderate to vigorous physical activity linked to improved memory in breast cancer survivors

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]
Tumor DNA fragments in blood can help identify risk of colorectal cancer recurrence

Tumor DNA fragments in blood can help identify risk of colorectal cancer recurrence

Ludwig researchers working in collaboration with colleagues in Australia and the US have shown that fragments of tumor DNA circulating in the blood can be used to gauge the risk of colorectal cancer recurrence and the efficacy of chemotherapy following surgery. [More]
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