Oncology

Drug Used to Treat Arthritis also Effective against Breast Cancer

celecoxib for breast cancer
Celecoxib, a well known anti- inflammatory drug has been used effectively to treat arthritis and other painful conditions. It belongs to the family of COX-2 inhibitors and is helpful in relieving pain as it acts specifically against COX-2 enzyme which is responsible for the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis. Now, in a study reported at the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference in Brussels, researchers led by Juergen Veeck from the Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands have...

Gene Responsible for Rhabdoid Tumors Identified

Although extremely rare, Rhabdoid tumor is one of the most rapidly spreading and deadly form of childhood cancers. It usually affects young children between the ages of 2 to 13 though it is commonest in children below 3 years of age. Rhabdoid tumors are most common in the brain and kidneys but have been detected in almost all other parts of the body like heart, lungs, liver and soft tissues, etc. These tumors are generally associated with a poor prognosis. A characteristic feature of rhabdoid...

Chinese Herbal Injection for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The latest advancement in the treatment for lung cancer is an injection ‘Shenqi fuzheng’ made from Chinese medicinal herbs. The combined result of platinum-based chemotherapy and Shenqi fuzheng reduces toxicity associated with treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Lung cancer is the top cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, of which non-small cell lung cancer accounts for about eighty five percent. Most cases at the time of diagnosis are already at the third an advanced inoperable stage...

Radiation Therapy works well for HIV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer Patients

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Treatment for cancer patients who are also HIV Positive is now possible via radiation therapy.   People tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus are at a greater risk of suffering various types of cancer for unestablished reasons. One of the key challenges that the medical experts face during the treatment of the HIV-positive cancer patients is that the anti-HIV medicines are infamous for triggering interactions between different drugs. These anti-HIV medicines react with the drugs...

Avoidable risk factors of breast cancer

Now you can easily lower the breast cancer risks! A recent research identifies risk factors that can be avoided to keep breast cancer at bay.Certain changes in lifestyle and other behavior can have a profound influence over the major breast cancer risk factors. Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Generally known to the most curable category of cancer, breast cancer refers to the cancer of breast tissues that usually affects the inner lining of milk ducts. With enough...

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