News tagged with cancer drugs

FDA approves leukemia drug from Roche

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Nov 01, 2013
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Double-pronged attack could treat common children's cancer

A dual-pronged strategy using two experimental cancer drugs together could successfully treat a childhood cancer by inhibiting tumour growth and blocking off the escape routes it uses to become resistant to treatment, finds ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Tens of thousands lack pain medication in Senegal (Update)

Tens of thousands of people in Senegal struggling with advanced cancer and other illnesses are left with only basic headache medicines to treat their pain because the country does not have enough morphine in stock, according ...

Oct 24, 2013
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Targeting cancer's sweet tooth

Ludwig researchers have elucidated a key mechanism by which cancer cells change how they metabolize glucose to generate the energy and raw materials required to sustain runaway growth.

Oct 21, 2013
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New ovarian cancer treatment succeeds in the lab

In a study to be published today in Scientific Reports, researchers from the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the FIU College of Engineering and Computing describe what c ...

Oct 17, 2013
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Drug activates virus against cancer

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have discovered that a drug called valproic acid increases the effectiveness of parvoviruses that are used against cancer. In some cases, pancreatic and cervical tumors that ...

Oct 15, 2013
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Cancer in EU cost EUR126 billion in 2009

The results, published in The Lancet Oncology, reveal substantial disparities between different countries in the EU in spending on health care and drugs for cancer, with Luxembourg and Germany spending the most on health ...

Oct 13, 2013
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