New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs

A recent achievement in the field of protein research allows for better tailored pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects; the method was developed by two University of Copenhagen researchers. Protein research is one of the hottest areas in medical research because proteins make it possible to develop far more effective pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes, … Continue reading New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs

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Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: Fresh insight

Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don't cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research by the University of Warwick and Monash University Cancer drugs activated by light, minimizing toxic side-effects, are a step closer thanks to new research from University of … Continue reading Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: Fresh insight

Breast cancer patients on opioids less likely to stick to vital treatment

A new study has found a troubling lack of adherence to a potentially lifesaving treatment regimen among breast cancer patients who take opioids to manage their pain. The treatment, adjuvant endocrine therapy, commonly known as hormone therapy, is used to prevent the cancer from returning after surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Opioid use, however, was … Continue reading Breast cancer patients on opioids less likely to stick to vital treatment

Can gender play a role in determining cancer treatment choices?

MD Anderson study reveals 'sex-biased' gene signatures in review of 13 cancer types It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, survival and mortality, but exactly why this occurs at a molecular level has been poorly understood. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reviewed … Continue reading Can gender play a role in determining cancer treatment choices?