Engineering Red Blood Cells to Fight the Most Severe Cancers

Engineering Red Blood Cells to Fight the Most Severe Cancers

Our very own red blood cells could soon become a treatment for some of the most severe forms of cancer; After a long journey of ups and downs, Erytech is now near the finish line to launch the first red blood cell therapy. How amazing would it be if we could use our own cells […]

Viagra and flu 'drug cocktail' could prevent spread of cancer following surgery

Viagra and flu 'drug cocktail' could prevent spread of cancer following surgery

A combination of erectile dysfunction drugs and the flu vaccine could prevent the spread of cancer, groundbreaking new research suggests. The study, published in OncuImunnology, showed that this unconventional strategy may be able to help patients’ immune systems kill off cancer cells left behind after surgery. “Surgery is very effective in removing solid tumours,” said […]

Shorter drug treatment OK for many women with breast cancer

Shorter drug treatment OK for many women with breast cancer

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests. It’s good news, but it comes nearly two decades after the […]

Finasteride does not increase risk of prostate cancer death, SWOG results show

Finasteride does not increase risk of prostate cancer death, SWOG results show

IMAGE: Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr., was principal investigator of SWOG’s Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, one of the largest cancer prevention trials ever conducted. view more  Credit: SWOG/The Hope Foundation PORTLAND, OR – Twenty five years after it opened for enrollment, the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial has delivered a final verdict. Finasteride, a common hormone-blocking drug, […]

Requiring Prices in Drug Ads: Would It Do Any Good? Is It Even Legal?

Requiring Prices in Drug Ads: Would It Do Any Good? Is It Even Legal?

Consumers’ perceptions could be skewed, she said. “If a consumer has a choice of five drugs and one is more expensive,” she added, “the consumer may think the more expensive drug is the better drug. That’s often how people make decisions. Trump’s intentions may actually backfire on him.” Other experts said that giving list prices […]

How graphene and gold could help us test drugs and monitor cancer

How graphene and gold could help us test drugs and monitor cancer

Graphene and gold could lead the way to better health by helping us test new drugs, deliver drugs more accurately, and even monitor cancer. In one study published today in the journal Science Advances, scientists figured out how to control the beating of human heart cells in a dish using just light and graphene. Right […]

Treatment With Erectile Dysfunction Drug, Flu Vaccine May Reduce Cancer Spread

Treatment With Erectile Dysfunction Drug, Flu Vaccine May Reduce Cancer Spread

Could the unconventional combination of the flu vaccine and erectile dysfunction drugs help the immune system fight cancer cells left behind after surgery? After a mouse study showed promising results, which were published in the journal OncoImmunology, the strategy is now being tested in the first clinical trial of its kind in the world. “Surgery is very […]