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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Phase I trial shows that a drug that inhibits the Notch signalling process is active in a range of advanced cancers

Munich, Germany: A new anti-cancer drug that inhibits a key cell signalling process involved in many different cancers has shown that it is capable of stopping the progression of cancer and shrinking tumours. Importantly, it has been able to do … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Advanced soft tissue sarcomas respond to a combination of a new and an existing anti-cancer drug

Munich, Germany: Researchers working to find effective treatments for soft tissue sarcomas have discovered that combining a new anti-cancer drug with an existing one kills cancer cells not only in the laboratory but also in the first two patients treated … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

‘Revolution in our understanding of cancer’ sees dramatic responses to targeted treatments in advanced cancers

Results from three ground-breaking studies show early benefit to patients Munich, Germany: The “revolution in the understanding of cancer at the molecular level” has led to dramatic responses in cancer patients to new therapies that are targeted precisely at their … Continue reading

Published Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

How highs and lows in testosterone levels ‘shock’ prostate cancer cells to death

Munich, Germany: A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or surgical castration, according to new findings. In a … Continue reading

Published Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Promising results from new drug combination in patients with advanced solid tumours

Munich, Germany: An experimental drug called TAS-114, which has the potential to increase the anti-cancer effects of chemotherapy without increasing adverse side effects, has shown promising results in patients with hard-to-treat cancers in a phase I clinical trial. In a … Continue reading

Published Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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