Cancer drug

Cancer cure in genetically engineered hens' eggs?

Cancer cure in genetically engineered hens' eggs?

The researchers plan to sell the drug to pharmaceutical companies, halving its price, so the firms can use it first as a research material, the newspaper said.

Oct 09, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Cancer drug may benefit inherited kidney disease patients

Cancer drug may benefit inherited kidney disease patients

 A drug used in the treatment of cancer may help inhibit the growth of cysts in patients with a form of inherited kidney disease, researchers have found.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
New drug may treat blood cancer patients

New drug may treat blood cancer patients

Researchers analysed gene expression data from 269 AML patients and found an association between the activity of a group of HOX genes and the patient survival rate.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:06 PM IST
New hope for greying hair? Side effects of cancer drug turns grey hair brown!

New hope for greying hair? Side effects of cancer drug turns grey hair brown!

Believed to be an isolated case initially, the tables turned when many more patients who used the drug showed the same result.

Jul 25, 2017, 19:30 PM IST
Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

The therapy involves removing a patient's own immune cells, genetically engineering them to enhance their ability to destroy tumours, and putting them back in the body to fight cancer.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:52 PM IST
Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Pembrolizumab is indicated for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumours that have been identified as having a biomarker referred to as microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).

May 28, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
High Court seeks reason for rejection of prostrate cancer drug patent

High Court seeks reason for rejection of prostrate cancer drug patent

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to explain on what basis the Indian patent office has rejected the application by the Regents of University of California seeking a patent for its prostrate cancer drug.

Mar 05, 2017, 15:52 PM IST
Venetoclax: Wonder drug that 'melts' away cancer approved for human use in Australia

Venetoclax: Wonder drug that 'melts' away cancer approved for human use in Australia

The drug, which was approved for use in the US in August 2016, works by blocking the action of the BCL-2 protein which enables cancer cells to survive, a solution that researchers worldwide have been studying for more than 30 years.

Jan 10, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
Cancer drug may help increase the number of new eggs in women: Study

Cancer drug may help increase the number of new eggs in women: Study

 A new study has revealed that a treatment with cancer drug may help increase the number of young eggs in women's ovaries.

Dec 06, 2016, 22:09 PM IST
Pfizer boosts cancer drug roster with $14 billion Medivation deal

Pfizer boosts cancer drug roster with $14 billion Medivation deal

Pfizer Inc, beating out numerous other bidders, said it agreed to buy U.S. cancer drug company Medivation Inc for $14 billion in cash, adding its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Xtandi to the company`s growing oncology roster.

Aug 23, 2016, 09:37 AM IST
Pfizer approaches Medivation about potential takeover

Pfizer approaches Medivation about potential takeover

Pfizer Inc has approached U.S. cancer drug maker Medivation Inc to express interest in an acquisition, raising the possibility of a bid rivaling a $9.3 billion offer by Sanofi SA, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

May 04, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

How alcohol ups breast cancer risk

 Drinking alcohol can put you at increased risk of breast cancer by enhancing the levels of a cancer-causing gene, new research has found.

Mar 15, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

New molecule to track cancer drug in the body

Scientists have developed luminescent molecule that can light up the path taken by chemotherapy drugs in real time, which could help understand why cancer patients respond differently to the same treatment.

Jan 16, 2016, 12:33 PM IST

Fungi may lead to cheaper cancer drug

An anti-cancer substance which is already known to be found in yew trees can also be derived from a kind of microbial "bandage" that protects these trees from disease-causing fungi.

Sep 25, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

Cancer drug shows potential to slow ageing

A drug normally used to treat skin cancer has been found to delay the onset of age-related deaths by slowing the ageing process in fruit flies.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

US to produce natural cancer drug

Scientists, including an Indian-American, are a step closer to producing a natural cancer drug by extracting ET-743, a compound found in marine invertebrate.

May 28, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Newly unveiled prostate cancer's 'Rosetta Stone' paves way for targeted drugs

A team of scientists has unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone."

May 22, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

Cancer drugs may help prevent brain disorders: Study

 A class of anti-cancer drugs may be able to prevent brain disorders, including Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome, new research says.

May 20, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

Mice study shows cancer drug may help restore memory in Alzheimer's patients

In a new study, scientists tested cancer drug on Alzheimer's mice and found that it restored their memory.

Apr 01, 2015, 10:25 AM IST

A tool to monitor the adverse effects of cancer drug

A new portable device can correctly measure a patient's blood for the effects of methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug, in less than a minute.

Oct 27, 2014, 15:29 PM IST