Genprex secures more capital to bring Oncoprex to market

Genprex secures more capital to bring Oncoprex to market

Genprex Inc () said it has secured US$10mln in added capital which would be vital in bringing its lead lung cancer drug Oncoprex to market. Genprex Chairman and CEO Rodney Varner said in a statement that the US$10mln raised in the second quarter “provides additional financial resources to position the company to achieve […]

Novel Drug May Help Reduce Tumor Growth, Slow Progression of Liver Cancer

Novel Drug May Help Reduce Tumor Growth, Slow Progression of Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for more than 90% of all liver cancers. Because of its limited treatment options and poor prognosis, there is currently an unmet need for alternative, more effective therapies. In a new study, researchers have developed a novel peptide drug called FFW that could potentially reduce tumor growth and slow progression of […]

Stephenson researchers see possible Alzheimer's prevention in cancer drugs

Stephenson researchers see possible Alzheimer's prevention in cancer drugs

It’s called the Stephenson Cancer Center, but the physicians and researchers there seem accustomed to looking beyond limitations. So the fact that researchers are looking into a possible treatment or preventative regimen for Alzheimer’s disease in some cancer treatment drugs may not be too big of a surprise. In any case, the team’s findings have […]

FDA Advances Efficient Approaches to Designing and Conducting Cancer Clinical Trials

FDA Advances Efficient Approaches to Designing and Conducting Cancer Clinical Trials

By: Richard Pazdur, M.D. Over the past decade, advances in understanding of cancer biology have led to the development of targeted treatments that are more effective than the chemotherapies of the past century. These therapies are demonstrating response rates large in magnitude or response durations prolonged in early trials, or both. Patient demand to enter […]

Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease

Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease

The effect of different concentrations of actinomycin D applied to pea tissue. The top image is lower concentration of the drug, the bottom the highest concentration. Credit: WSU Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways […]

Cancer drug delivery closes in on fabled 'magic bullet'

Cancer drug delivery closes in on fabled 'magic bullet'

Researchers have demonstrated that specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could target cancer cells while bypassing normal cells. “Most of the therapeutic drugs are not able to discriminate the cancer cells from healthy cells…” More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the “magic bullet” concept—a method that clinicians might one day use to […]

Targeting the growth signals of 'undruggable' cancers

Targeting the growth signals of 'undruggable' cancers

Dr Bivona and his team showed that the growth of multiple cancers slowed by suppressing the signalling pathway using an experimental compound… The RAS/MAP kinase (MAPK) signalling pathway has previously been labelled by some scientists as ‘undruggable’, but a team of researchers may have identified a method of successfully decoupling the pathway from external growth […]

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