Medical research

A promising combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions have identified a combination therapy for treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that results in durable tumor regression in an animal model ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria: Killer of African children set for vaccine zap

Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children living in Africa, succumb every year to malaria, an age-old mosquito-borne scourge that worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical research

Multiple treatments to slow age-related muscle wasting

Everyone wants to stay fit and healthy as they grow old. But as we age, our body degrades, our muscles shrink and strength declines. Some older people suffer from excessive muscle loss, a condition known as sarcopenia. University ...

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Combination therapy

In contemporary usage, the expression combination therapy most often refers to the simultaneous administration of two or more medications to treat a single disease, but the expression is also used when other types of therapy are used at the same time.

Conditions treated with combination therapy include tuberculosis, leprosy, cancer, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

Combination therapy may seem costlier than monotherapy in the short term but causes significant savings: lower treatment failure rate, lower case-fatality ratios, slower development of resistance and consequently, less money needed for the development of new drugs.

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