Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

Breast cancer survivors prone to common viral, bacterial infections: Study

Approximately 30 % of breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy, yet little is known about influences of current regimens on circulating lymphocyte levels and phenotypes. A new study showed that breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy could be lacking sufficient antibodies in the body to protect against common illnesses with a weak immune response. The study sought additional post-treatment monitoring and ...

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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Led to New Tumors in 23% Patients: Reveals Russian Study

Russian scientists have found that 23 percent of breast cancer patients who had undergone chemotherapy were back to square one with new formation of tumors. The neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer can stimulate evolution of the new tumour, said Nicholay Litvyakov of Cancer Research Institute. The scientists analyzed biopsies of women with breast cancer and preparing for operation ...

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UB Bio-med engineers develop new endoscope to detect cancer, zap tumours

Instead of using a tube with a tiny camera to detect cancer inside the body, engineers at the University of Buffalo have developed a bio-medical advancement not only to detect cancer but also zap cancerous tumours. The new device, under development at the University at Buffalo, could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve how doctors treat ...

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New Vaccine for Breast Cancer Found to be Safe, No Side-Effects

Scientists at Washington University’s School of Medicine have developed a new vaccine for breast cancer and found to be safe for patients afflicted with the disease, shows results of a clinical trial. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients’ immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer’s progression. The new vaccine causes the body’s ...

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Amrita Institute Develops Treatment for Acute Blood Cancer

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kerala has carried out a new treatment protocol to treat a 19-year-old girl suffering from acute blood cancer or acute myeloid leukaemia, which seemed to be successful. The treatment protocol is called ‘Microtransplant’, which involves normal chemotherapy followed by infusion of intentionally mismatched cells. The unique procedure is based on immunological killing ...

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