Cancer treatment as a double-edged sword

Even with today's safer and more targeted anti-cancer drugs, scientists have been unable to satisfactorily explain the phenomenon of why treated cancers so often recur. The common theory is that the cancer cell develops "internal resistance to treatment," and overrides the toxic effects of the drug. Now, findings by a team of scientists led by … Continue reading Cancer treatment as a double-edged sword

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Researchers map paths to cancer drug resistance

A team of researchers have identified key events that prompt certain cancer cells to develop resistance to otherwise lethal therapies.By mapping the specific steps that cells of melanoma, breast cancer and a blood cancer called myelofibrosis use to become resistant to drugs, the researchers now have much better targets for blocking those pathways and keeping … Continue reading Researchers map paths to cancer drug resistance