News tagged with chemotherapy

I-SPY 2 study speeds up treatment for breast cancer

A clinical trial that aims to speed up the study of new treatments for certain subtypes of breast cancer now has a designated study site at the Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center at the University of Colorado Hospital.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cancer
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Combating cancer with the body's own defenses

In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on standard chemotherapy ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Cancer
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Turning the cancer genes off

In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on standard chemotherapy ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Cancer
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A better way to target tumors

In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on standard chemotherapy ...

dateNov 15, 2010 in Cancer
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Breast cancer: Reducing the risk of unnecessary chemo

Published in Nature Communications, NRC researchers have developed a tool to determine which breast cancer patients have little risk of their disease recurring. The tool -- an algorithm that identifies "gene expression signatures" ...

dateNov 08, 2010 in Cancer
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