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Thioridazine kills cancer stem cells in human while avoiding toxic side-effects of conventional cancer treatments
A team of scientists at McMaster University has discovered a drug, thioridazine, successfully kills cancer stem cells in the human while avoiding the toxic side-effects of conventional cancer treatments.
Cancer May 24, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (55) | 5 |
Hundreds of mutations exist in leukemia cells at the time of diagnosis, but nearly all occur randomly as a part of normal aging and are not related to cancer, new research shows.
Genetics Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
A new genetic defect that predisposes people to acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplasia has been discovered. The mutations were found in the GATA2 gene. Among its several regulatory roles, the gene acts ...
Genetics Sep 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
One kind of leukemia sometimes masquerades as another, according to a study published online this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Cancer Dec 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Two children with an aggressive form of childhood leukemia had a complete remission of their disease-showing no evidence of cancer cells in their bodies-after treatment with a novel cell therapy that reprogrammed their immune ...
Cancer Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Doctors who treat children with the most common form of childhood cancer acute lymphoblastic leukemia are often baffled at how sometimes the cancer cells survive their best efforts and the most powerful modern ...
Cancer May 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In a significant breakthrough, investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, San Francisco, have been able to overcome resistance of a form of leukemia to targeted therapy, demonstrating ...
Cancer May 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center may be one step closer to developing a new therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after discovering that the targeted agents obatoclax and sorafenib kill ...
Cancer May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A team of international scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Tak Mak at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, has identified a causative link between the product of a mutated metabolic enzyme ...
Cancer Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Imagine that a police bomb squad comes upon a diabolically designed bomb controlled by a tangled mass of different wires, lights and switches, some of which have a real function while others are decoys. ...
Cancer Aug 30, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered.
Medical research Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—An experimental therapy that targets the immune system might offer a new way to treat an often deadly form of adult leukemia, a preliminary study suggests.
Cancer Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
An international team of researchers has found a group of mutations involved in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), and showed that certain drugs, already in clinical use to treat other diseases, can eliminate the ...
Genetics Sep 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Parents, siblings and children of patients with the most common form of acute leukemia do not run a higher risk of developing the disease as was once believed, according to a new study from the Swedish ...
Cancer Dec 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The chemotherapy drugs required to push a common form of adult leukemia into remission may contribute to DNA damage that can lead to a relapse of the disease in some patients, findings of a new study suggest.
Cancer Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |