News tagged with anticancer effects

Understanding the anticancer effects of vitamin D3

The active form of vitamin D3 seems to have anticancer effects. To try and understand the mechanisms underlying these effects, researchers previously set out to identify genes whose expression in a human colon cancer cell ...

Jul 06, 2009
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Tiny Trojan horses attack brain cancer cells

Scientists in Germany have developed a way of smuggling an anti-cancer drug past the protective blood-brain barrier and into brain tumours and metastases using a nanocarrier – a tiny capsule specially designed to pass ...

Nov 18, 2010
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A new approach to improving cancer chemotherapy

(Medical Xpress) -- Chemotherapy kills tumor cells, but it also wreaks havoc on the rest of the body. A team of researchers led by Igor Roninson of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy just reported the discovery of a new ...

Aug 07, 2012
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Common diabetes drug may help treat ovarian cancer

A new study suggests that the common diabetes medication metformin may be considered for use in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ...

Dec 03, 2012
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