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Preventing the spread of cancer with copper molecules

Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. First results show that it kills the cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin ...

Mar 02, 2015
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Making cancer drugs better

More than half of all cancer patients who receive chemotherapy are treated with drugs containing platinum. These drugs are very powerful, but like many other chemotherapy agents, they can have side effects and may provoke ...

Apr 03, 2014
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Nearly all men survive testicular cancer

Survival for testicular cancer has risen by almost 30 per cent in the last 40 years, with nearly all men now beating the disease, according to figures published by Cancer Research UK.

Jul 29, 2013
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Preventing eggs' death from chemotherapy

Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill their immature ovarian eggs, called oocytes. Now, Northwestern Medicine scientists have found the molecular ...

Jun 17, 2013
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Cisplatin

Cisplatin, cisplatinum, or cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP) (trade names Platinol and Platinol-AQ) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat various types of cancers, including sarcomas, some carcinomas (e.g. small cell lung cancer, and ovarian cancer), lymphomas, and germ cell tumors. It was the first member of a class of platinum-containing anti-cancer drugs, which now also includes carboplatin and oxaliplatin. These platinum complexes react in vivo, binding to and causing crosslinking of DNA, which ultimately triggers apoptosis (programmed cell death).

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