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Nausea drug can kill brain tumours

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 16:52

Scientists have discovered that the growth of brain tumours can be halted by a drug currently used to help patients recover from chemotherapy-induced nausea.

New chemotherapy drug that is gentle on fertility but tough on cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 14:38

A new gentler chemotherapy drug in the form of nanoparticles has been designed by scientists to be less toxic to a young woman`s fertility but extra tough on cancer.

Simple blood test to determine chemotherapy dosage

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:58

Australian scientists claim to have developed a simple and low-cost blood test that can determine how well cancer patients are responding to chemotherapy, which could help in adjusting its dosage on a case-to-case basis.

New treatment could prevent progression of breast cancer

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 16:54

Doctors struggle to determine whether a breast tumor is likely to shift into an aggressive, life-threatening mode.

Lymphoid leukemia`s `Achilles` heel` discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 15:29

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood that progresses rapidly without treatment.

Protein discovery offers new hope against recurrent breast cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 16:19

Researchers have identified a protein that is highly expressed in triple negative breast cancer cells after chemotherapy.

Gene that can boost the effect of chemotherapy discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 13:29

Scientists have discovered that a gene improves the effect of chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer patients.

How chemotherapy drug causes heart failure

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 21:27

Doxorubicin, a 50-year-old chemotherapy drug still in widespread use against a variety of cancers, has long been known to destroy heart tissue.

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