Immune System Boosting Drug to Work With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

A number of new drugs have shown the ability to boost the immune system to help it fight cancer. Some of the drugs simply help the immune system detect and kill cancer cells. They do this by disabling the mechanisms cancer cells use to remain hidden. One such drug is Nivolumab. There is a protein...

Repurposing Drugs for use in Oncology

A new research paper has looked at commonly used drugs that can be repurposed to help fight cancer. One example is the common used indigestion medicine cimetidine, which can help treat colorectal cancer. Medical professionals already know cimetidine is safe, from various trials and many years of use....

FDA Approves Ovarian Cancer Drug “Avastin”

Drugmaker Roche has notified the public that the FDA has approved Avastin as a treatment for Ovarian cancer. The new drug is designed to work in conjunction with chemotherapy in recurrent cases where there is resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy. The drug has already been approved for...

Stanford Researchers Target Cancer Cell Proliferation

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new therapy which may be able to disrupt cancer cell proliferation. The treatment prevents cancer cells breaking away from a tumor to spread cancer to other locations in the body. The metastasis process is how cancer cells proliferate and create more...

Survival Rates Increasing with Targeted Molecular Therapy

ABC news have posted a story about a man named James Lango, who was diagnosed with a number of cancers, but has survived longer than expected thanks to an experimental cancer treatment. “Molecular targeted therapy” was used on Lagno, with new varieties of drugs tailored specifically to...

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