Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancer

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it? Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center believe they have an answer: a … Continue reading Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancer

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The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

These comprise a small group of passive stem cells -quiescent- that are activated when needed and have the capacity to produce any kind of intestinal cell. Quiescent cells are relevant for tissue regeneration and for participation in tumor development. After Chemotherapy, these cells change their behaviour, become active and regenerate all cell types in the … Continue reading The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

Avoid eating herring and mackerel during chemotherapy

Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce resistance to chemotherapy used to treat cancer, according to a study published online by┬áJAMA Oncology. Patients with cancer often adopt lifestyle changes and … Continue reading Avoid eating herring and mackerel during chemotherapy