News tagged with cancer chemotherapy

Fat cells may inactivate chemotherapeutic drug

Adipocytes, or fat cells, can absorb and metabolize the chemotherapeutic agent daunorubicin, reducing the effectiveness of the drug and potentially contributing to poorer treatment outcomes.

Nov 08, 2017
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How "sleeper cells" in cancerous tumours can be destroyed

In many metastasised types of cancer, disseminated tumours grow back despite successful chemotherapy. As a research team under the direction of the University of Bern, Switzerland, has now discovered, this is because of isolated ...

Oct 26, 2017
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Determining patient radiosensitivity from blood samples

How much radiation or chemotherapy can a certain person handle? With help from blood or tissue testing, it may be possible to answer this question in advance, which in turn could improve treatment, as research at Sahlgrenska ...

Oct 10, 2017
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