Oncology & Cancer

Scientists sharpen the edges of cancer chemotherapy with CRISPR

Tackling unsolved problems is a cornerstone of scientific research, propelled by the power and promise of new technologies. Indeed, one of the shiniest tools in the biomedical toolkit these days is the genome editing system ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Methotrexate, azathioprine seem safe long-term for dermatitis

(HealthDay)—Methotrexate and azathioprine appear to be effective and safe as maintenance treatments in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis for up to five years, according to research published online Dec. 13 in the British ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Noninvasive test for NASH, fibrosis in patients with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—For patients with psoriasis receiving long-term methotrexate sodium therapy, a noninvasive test for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatic fibrosis (NASH FibroSure) can be used to monitor development ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New oral treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis

Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are treated for around six months with the standard anti-rheumatic agent methotrexate, to which many patients respond very well. However, if they do not respond and no remission ...

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