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Intravenous nutrition source could reduce side effects of chemotherapy

Carnegie Mellon researchers show that Intralipid can also increase the effectiveness of cancer-fighting nanodrugs. A single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the bioavailability of platinum-based cancer drugs, according … Continue reading

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New computational model could design medications like chemotherapy with fewer side effects

Medications, such as chemotherapy, are often limited by their tendency to be detrimental to healthy cells as an unintended side effect. Now research in the Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal offers a new computational model that can help investigators design ways to direct … Continue reading

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The Side Effects of Chemotherapy on the Body

Chemotherapy drugs are powerful enough to kill rapidly growing cancer cells, but they also can harm perfectly healthy cells, causing side effects throughout the body. Cancer cells divide more quickly than healthy cells, and chemotherapy drugs effectively target those cells. … Continue reading

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Metal implants may cut chemotherapy side effects

Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery that opens the door for more targeted treatments. Researchers have identified a possible way of treating tumours that would see doctors place harmless metal implants at … Continue reading

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Grape seed promise in fight against bowel cancer

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that grape seed can aid the effectiveness of chemotherapy in killing colon cancer cells as well as reducing the chemotherapy’s side effects. Published in the prestigious journal PLOS ONE, the researchers … Continue reading

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