Backing for cancer drug campaign

Backing for cancer drug campaign

Published: 07:00 Saturday 16 June 2018 Local MSP Claudia Beamish is backing a campaign to ensure that the breast cancer drug Perjeta is made available to women in Scotland. She recently joined secondary breast cancer patient and Perjeta Now campaigner Jen Hardy at Holyrood to support Breast Cancer Now’s petition calling for the manufacturer […]

Novel gold nanocomplex for cancer drug delivery

Novel gold nanocomplex for cancer drug delivery

Using gold nanoparticles coated with a simple organic molecule (porphyrin), researchers from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, have designed an efficient drug nanocarrier. The nanocarrier was found to effectively deliver doxorubicin (anti-tumour drug) to the nucleus of the diseased cell and bring about programmed cell death. Porphyrin was armoured on the gold nanosurface via […]

Call to make new drug free for eligible cervical cancer patients

Call to make new drug free for eligible cervical cancer patients

The treatment that has been credited with shrinking Vicky Phelan’s tumours should be extended to all suitable cervical cancer patients in Ireland, a leading oncologist has said. Ms Phelan, the woman whose High Court case exposed the Cervical Check scandal, revealed on Thursday that her tumours had almost halved in size. She credited Pembrolizumab, an […]

Pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutation may benefit from targeted drug

Pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutation may benefit from targeted drug

IMAGE: This is Rachna Shroff, M.D. view more  Credit: University of Arizona Cancer Center A physician-scientist at the University of Arizona Cancer Center investigated a novel treatment for pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors exhibited a harmful genetic mutation. The results, in which a type of drug called a PARP inhibitor showed early promise in treating pancreatic […]

China just approved its first cancer immunotherapy drug. Here's what's next in the pipeline

China just approved its first cancer immunotherapy drug. Here's what's next in the pipeline

C hina’s drug regulator on Friday approved the country’s first immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients. Bristol-Myers Squibb won the approval for its blockbuster drug Opdivo, for patients with an advanced type of lung cancer who had previously tried chemotherapy. The landmark approval is expected to be the first of many as China builds a booming biotech […]

How wrapping drugs in spider silk helps craft a better cancer vaccine

How wrapping drugs in spider silk helps craft a better cancer vaccine

Strong and light, spider silk is one of the most impressive materials in the natural world. Both the real thing and synthetic versions have been used to improve everything from clothing to car seats, cooling electronics to preserving produce, making sweet music or helping people hear it, and even patching up severed nerves. Now, scientists […]