News tagged with cisplatin

Fine tuning an old-school chemotherapy drug

First approved by the FDA in the 1970s, the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and its relative carboplatin remain mainstays of treatment for lung, head and neck, testicular and ovarian cancer. However, cisplatin's ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Under the influence of magnetic drugs

(Phys.org) -- For more than three decades scientists have been investigating magnetic nanoparticles as a method of drug delivery. Now by combining three metals - iron, gold and platinum - pharmacists at the ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Gold used as safe driver of cancer drug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Gold nanoparticles can be used as delivery vehicles for platinum anticancer drugs, improving targeting and uptake into cells, according to research published in this month's edition of the ...

dateMar 21, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Cancer cell survival is not 'miR-ly' dependent on p53

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common type of skin cancer. In this paper, Leif Ellisen and colleagues at Mass General Hospital investigated the p53-related proteins p63 and p73 in SCC cells, and discovered a feedback ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Cancer
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