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Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

The FDA is currently warning patients who are taking Actos® that they are at an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. On Sept 30, 2011,…

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Testicular Cancer and the Link to Marijuana Use

Victoria Cortessis, PhD, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and departments of Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University…

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Posted in Cancer New Drugs

New Melanoma Drug Boosts Survival Rates

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now hope to extend life. The new treatment unveiled at a cancer meeting in Chicago has been praised by…

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New Drug Target in Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College London have now identified a novel protein –LMTK3, which is involved in the process of drug resistance in breast cancer….

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Reasons for Breast Cancer Among Men

Breast cancer is very rare in men although the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are a bit similar to women with breast cancer. According to the…

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New Drug to Fight Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

A new drug has shown a lot of potential to fight chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), which has become resistant to regular treatment. According to the…

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Pfizer’s New Drug Slows Pancreatic Tumors

Pfizer’s experimental drug, CP- 870,893 slowed down pancreatic cancer significantly. The treatment tricks the immune system and shrinks pancreatic tumors by targeting the tissue around…

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Leflunomide to Fight Skin Cancer

The drug leflunomide, which is currently being used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could now help to fight melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer….

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Ipilimumab – New Melanoma Treatment

Ipilimumab is a new treatment for advanced melanoma that has generated a lot of excitement.  While a step in the right direction, it has limited…

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Olaparib, a PARP Inhibitor

Olaparib is a member of the poly-ADP ribose polymerase  (PARP) inhibitors and may work as a treatment for certain types of breast, ovarian and prostate…

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