News tagged with chemotherapeutic drugs

Targeting pancreatic cancer drug resistance

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly and intractable forms of cancer, with a 5-year survival rate of only 6%. Novel therapies are urgently needed, as conventional and targeted approaches have not been successful and ...

Jul 08, 2013
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MicroRNA makes triple-negative breast cancer homesick

Epithelial cells are homebodies – they like to attach to things and becoming detached initiates a form of cell suicide known as anoikis (literally "homeless" in Latin). But in order for cancer cells to metastasize they ...

Nov 21, 2012
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Iron key to brain tumor drug delivery

Brain cancer therapy may be more effective if the expression of an iron-storing protein is decreased to enhance the action of therapeutic drugs on brain cancer cells, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Jun 02, 2011
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