Tag: cancer

Cancer drug delivery made more potent with microbubbles

January 12, 2021

University of Leeds research has shown how microbubbles deliver powerful cancer drugs can be guided to the site of a tumor using antibodies. Microbubbles are small manufactured spheres half the size of a red blood cell and scientists believe they can be used to transport drugs to highly specific locations within the body.   Lead researchers from the  School of Medicine, describe how they targeted […]

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Becoming a breast cancer survivor

November 4, 2016

An estimated 100,000 people in Malaysia suffer from cancer every year, with most of that number being women, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr.Hilmi Yahaya in earlier reports this year. The five main cancers affecting Malaysians are breast cancer (14.5%), intestinal cancer (12.1%), lung cancer (11.8%), cervical cancer (5.7%), and throat cancer (5.4%). In […]

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How Deadly Skin Cancer Spreads into Other Parts of the Body

January 7, 2013

Scientists have made another important discovery in understanding the process by which the gene mda-9/syntenin contributes to metastasis in melanoma (the spread of skin cancer). Published in the journal Cancer Research, the study demonstrated that mda-9/syntenin is a key regulator of angiogenesis, the process responsible for the formation of new blood vessels in tumors. Mda-9/syntenin […]

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Mutated gene weakens cancer-fighting drugs

March 31, 2012

Researchers have discovered why some anti-cancer drugs become less effective. They have found a mutation in a gene that makes some cancer drugs less effective, as well as a solution to tackle this problem. Led by Assoc. Prof. Ong Sin Tiong of Duke-NUS graduate medical school, the team of researchers found that specific drugs to […]

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