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Anticancer Therapies – News and Features

Cisplatin pills.

Compound Prevents Kidney Toxicity Caused by Chemotherapy Drug

Researchers in Japan identify a compound that can prevent cisplatin-induced renal toxicity and improve the outcomes of cancer treatment.
Representation of human cells.

Synthetic Receptors for Precise Cell Control Designed

Scientists have developed a groundbreaking new technique for engineering biosensors that respond sensitively to specific biomolecules, enhancing cell migration and targeting in cancer treatment.
Floating cancer cells.

Protein Hyperactivation Could Kill Cancer Cells and Bacteria

Technology Networks had the pleasure of speaking with Walid A. Houry, professor of biochemistry at the University of Toronto, to find out about the discovery of compounds that can induce protease hyperactivation to kill cancer cells.
Brain scans.

Developing New Methods To Treat Diffuse Midline Gliomas

A new study shows that craniospinal radiation reduces metastatic disease in this deadly pediatric cancer.
Animation of a receptor on an endosome signalling to a cell.

Anti-Nausea Drug Modified To Treat Pain

Altered version of anti-nausea drug netupitant reaches inside cells to disrupt signaling and provide sustained pain relief.
A pipette transferring pink liquid into a 96-well plate.

“Zombie” Cells Eliminated With New Molecule

Over time, the body's cells stop working properly and begin to accumulate, which eventually leads to aging. Now, researchers have discovered a new molecule that is able to destroy these old cells without affecting the healthy ones.
Breast cancer cells under a fluorescent microscope.

Breast Cancer Test May Help To Deliver Personalized Therapies

A team led by researchers are coming closer to delivering on the promise of personalized breast cancer therapy with a strategy to predict the most likely response of a cancer to a specific less toxic treatment regimen.
Human cells with acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) viewed under the microscope.

"Milestone" Targeted Nanotherapy for Leukemia Developed

Nanomedicine researchers have devised a new approach to solving a decades-old clinical problem: getting treatment drugs to act selectively on cancer cells and not on healthy cells.
An anatomical model of a human heart.

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Heart Failure

Those at higher risk had been treated with a specific category of chemotherapy.
Industrial chimneys emitting smoke.

Air Pollution Particles Trigger Autophagy

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that air pollution particles activate a cellular defense mechanism known as autophagy, which may reduce the ability of cells to fight off other harms.