News tagged with hedgehogs

Oral anti-fungal drug can treat skin cancer in patients

(Medical Xpress)—Decades of research and millions of dollars go into developing new cancer drugs from scratch. But what if the next cure is a pill that's already tucked away in a bottle at the local pharmacy?

Feb 04, 2014
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Hedgehog's long snout finds a cure

In 2013 the European Medicines Agency approved the use of a new anti-cancer drug, Erivedge, developed by Genentech in collaboration with the Cambridge (Mass) based biotech company Curis Inc, for the treatment of Basal Cell ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Chemo may get boost from cholesterol-related drug

Johns Hopkins investigators are testing a way to use drugs that target a cholesterol pathway to enhance the cancer-killing potential of standard chemotherapy drugs. Their tests, in mouse models of pancreatic cancer, may yield ...

Apr 03, 2012
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Silencing a deadly conversation in breast cancer

While it is already known that breast cancer cells create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells that surround them, Australian researchers have identified a new way of turning ...

Jun 02, 2011
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