Oncology & Cancer

Targeting cancer cells with an implantable drug delivery system

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 7, March, 2017) describes a new drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer. The study, led by Dr. Horst A. von Recum from the Department of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research suggests new tool for cancer treatment based on cell type

A new tumor model has been shown to predict how certain types of cancer cells react differently to a commonly used chemotherapy drug, a potential tool for "precision medicine," in which drug treatment is tailored to individual ...

Cardiology

Soap bubbles for treating stenosed blood vessels

Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not elicit any reaction in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel RNA delivery system may treat incurable blood cancers

With a median survival rate of just five to seven years, Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is considered the most aggressive known blood cancer—and available therapies are scarce. Three thousand Americans are diagnosed with MCL ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cellular 'groundskeeper' considered in cancer fight

A greater focus on autophagic activity and metabolism in cancerous cells could make a significant difference in the development of more effective cancer treatments, researchers contend.

Surgery

Surgeons report two new approaches to lessen postoperative pain

New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers according to two studies presented this week at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. One ...

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