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Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Used on Brain Tumors

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Used on Brain Tumors

A fine dust of iron oxide targets brain cancer cells in mice and dramatically lengthens the animal's life, a new study shows. And when the nanoparticles are coated with an antibiotic agent, the beneficial effect is even more dramatic. The dust, because it is magnetic, has the added advantage o... Read More


Viruses Eradicate Cancer Cells, Not Healthy Tissue

Viruses Eradicate Cancer Cells, Not Healthy Tissue

Researchers have genetically engineered a new strain of virus that seeks out and destroys cancer cells while leaving normal, healthy cells alone. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic developed the genome of the oncolytic (or cancer dissolving) virus to recognize the so-called microRNAs of normal tiss... Read More


Marijuana Compounds Effective in Battle with Brain Cancer

Marijuana Compounds Effective in Battle with Brain Cancer

Is Marijuana a potential tool for fighting cancer? Recent research at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco and separate research at the Complutense University in Spain point to the possibility that a combination of compounds in marijuana could help fight off a... Read More


Surrounding Normal Cells Can Influence Tumor Growth

Surrounding Normal Cells Can Influence Tumor Growth

It was once believed that the two cells found within a cancerous breast tumor - rapidly growing malignant cells and the normal cells that surround them - existed independently, without interaction. However, evidence emerged indicating that normal-looking cells encouraged cells within the tumor... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - 6/19/2009

Expert Commentary: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - 6/19/2009

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy? A breakthrough approach to the treatment of cancer. Using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The great benefit is that if and when it works there should be few side effects. After all, we are utilizing our bodies’ own natural defense mechani... Read More


Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Cell Phone Use and Tumors

Cell Phone Use and Tumors

New research has revealed that use of a cell phone over 10 years might increase the risk of their users developing a rare benign tumor. For millions of Americans, cell phones have become remote lifelines for both business and leisure…for some it’s an addiction.  Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More



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