Tag Archive: Chemotherapy


‘Sharpshooter’ Cancer Drug Ready For Human Trials, Stops Cancer

 

 

 

 

” Cancer researchers from Toronto and Los Angeles combined research efforts and the result is a drug they call a “sharpshooter” for its ability to pinpoint enzymes and stop cancer, without harming healthy tissue. The drug is ready for human testing.

The Toronto group was lead by Dr. Tak Mak and the L.A group by Dr. Dennis Slamon and both researchers, and others from their teams, were on hand to announce the drug at a press conference in Toronto Tuesday.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugo Chavez ‘Battles For Life’ With Chemotherapy

 

 

 

 

” President Hugo Chavez has been receiving chemotherapy since recovering from a severe respiratory infection in mid-January and “continues his battle for life”, his vice president said.

Nicolas Maduro disclosed for the first time that Mr Chavez began chemotherapy following his fourth round of cancer surgery in Cuba in December.

“He has strength that is superior to the treatments that he is receiving and he is in good spirits, battling, receiving his treatments,” he said after a Mass for Mr Chavez, who is being treated at a Caracas military hospital.”

 

 

 

 

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Technology Lets Researchers See Cancer Tumors Die In Real Time

 

 

 

 

” If you’re a patient with cancer, the thought of chemotherapy is frightening. Will it work? Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists have teamed up to develop a new technology that allows them to see liver cancer tumors die in real time.

The scientists used two successive pairs of specialized CT scans that can provide an answer to the success or failure of chemotherapy drugs within minutes.

Senior study investigator and interventional radiologist Jean-Francois Geschwind, M.D. said in a press release, “Patients should not have to endure the uncertainty of waiting weeks or more to find out if their chemoembolization was successful in fighting their liver cancer.” “