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EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

... and was synergistic when used in combination with anticancer agents, such as Cisplatin. The combination of EPC2407 with other anticancer agents in a Phase 1b trial is planned to follow the current monotherapy trial. EPC2407 is one of two...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

...acid is a pentacyclic terpene with antioxidant and anticancer effects found in wax from olive skin, together with oleanolic acid. The effects of this compound in the battle against AIDS are concurrently being studied in the UGR and in Hospital Carlos III in Madrid by a team headed by Prof. Vallejo Najera. Mas...

Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment

...nstrating the potential role of milk thistle as an anticancer agent. No other medications or supplements are currently available that preserve liver function and provide clinical benefits," write the guest editors in their opening editorial. "The clinical potential for a liver-protective supplement in cancer ...

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...Vinca, for example, was the original source of the anticancer drug vincristine, and foxglove gave us the valuable heart stimulant digitalis. Many toxic plants are beautiful and colorful, prompting people to pick them to adorn their homes and gardens. But their very attractiveness is what creates a hazard fo...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

...atically lower the rapidly rising costs of several anticancer drugs, and perhaps many other medications, two can...ohen conclude. "As we enter an era of 'targeted' anticancer agents with a monthly cost measured in thousands of dollars, we should view drug-drug or drug-food i...

Interactions Between Food and Drugs Could Lower Drug Costs

...atically lower the rapidly rising costs of several anticancer drugs, and perhaps many other medications, accordi...ohen conclude. "As we enter an era of 'targeted' anticancer agents with a monthly cost measured in thousands of dollars, we should view drug-drug or drug-food i...

Boiling Makes Broccoli to Loses Its Anticancer Properties

... that boiling these veggies makes them to lose its anticancer properties. Brassica vegetables have a high concentration of substances known as glucosinolates which are metabolized to cancer preventive substances known as isothiocyanates. However before this research it was not known how the glucosinolates ...

Combining NSAIDs With Chemotherapy May Improve Cancer Therapy

...I studies show that the NSAID celecoxib has potent anticancer activity, which is associated with the drug's abil...studies have systematically evaluated the relative anticancer activity of different NSAIDS. In one study, published in the April 5 online issue of Molecular Car...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Fight Leukemia

...bundance of the protein are also more resistant to anticancer drugs such as rituximab, which has revolutionized the treatment of certain chronic and acute leukemias. The study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. ...

Knocking Out Survival Protein Could Aid Leukemia Treatment

...bundance of the protein are also more resistant to anticancer drugs such as rituximab, which has revolutionized the treatment of certain chronic and acute leukemias. The study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. ...

Popular Herbal Supplement Hinders the Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

... "Our results demonstrate that triphala has strong anticancer properties given its ability to induce apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cells without damaging normal pancreatic cells," said Dr. Srivastava. "With follow-up studies, we hope to demonstrate its potential use as a novel agent for the prevention and trea...

Cancer Patients are at High Risk for Potential Drug Interactions

...chers found that some of the drugs interacted with anticancer medications. The most common were warfarin (a drug to prevent blood clots), antihypertension drugs, aspirin and anticonvulsants. Warfarin stood out because it can cause hemorrhages when used with certain chemotherapy medications, and the interaction ...

Anticancer Effects of Curcumin Revealed

...zheimer's disease. The molecular mechanism for its anticancer effect is largely unknown, although it is thought ...ort on a study designed to elucidate the molecular anticancer effect of curcumin in a preclinical prostate cancer model. Using PC-3 human prostate cancer cell l...

Eat Berries, Prevent Colon Cancer

...rapes and red wine that also is recognized for its anticancer properties. Pterostilbene also is found in grapes, but it is more abundant in blueberries, the researchers say. In studies by other researchers, blueberries also have shown promise for protecting against memory loss and heart disease. In general, a...

Emboldened Warriors-Cancer Fighting Foods

...e German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. The anticancer effect is likely due to a potent class of antioxidants called procyanidins, the researcher says. A widely publicized recent study by a group of researchers in Poland found that cloudy apple juice also is richer in antioxidants — up to four times high...

Nature Behind Most New Drugs

...elf has tested 35,000 species of higher plants for anticancer activity. While many of these have shown anticancer effects, it is still a long way off before drugs derived from them could be used on humans, says Far...

Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer

...d the early development of angiotensin (1-7) as an anticancer treatment. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries, accounting for about 170,000 new cases each year in the U.S. In almost two-thirds of cases, the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes by the time of diagnosis, reducing th...

New Cost-cutting Cancer Drug Delivery System

...tly to the inherently toxic nature of conventional anticancer drugs, with the most common side effect caused by ...It has been reported that more than 40 per cent of anticancer drugs being developed show aqueous solubility problems, which severely affects the cancer drug perfo...

A Better Way to Deliver Cancer Drugs

... size and shape, is capable of delivering multiple anticancer agents to a tumor site as it dissolves over several weeks. This effectively allows doctors to bypass administering conventional chemotherapy treatment. A paper-thin, biodegradable implant is proving an effective way to attack cancer cells without ...

New Generation - Medicinal Products

... were mixed with certain active substances such as anticancer drugs or growth hormones. And in the field of surgery, the secret of absorbable sutures does indeed reside in the use of these same polyesters. What are the principles underlying these "new generation" drugs? The biodegradable excipient containing ...

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