cancer drug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cancer drug any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
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Usage

In literature:

This form of cancer is especially made worse by drugs and by all manner of manipulation.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
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In news:

The next new treatment for breast, colon and prostate cancers, among others, may be a diabetes drug first approved in 1958.
Diabetes Pill From 1958 May Be New Cancer Drug .
Nonprofit hospitals make big money on cancer drug markups.
Offices they own typically charge more for cancer drug s than independent clinics –.
German drugmaker Merck KGaA has withdrawn its second attempt to win European approval for use of its Erbitux drug against lung cancer, capping a string of setbacks in its drug development.
Oncolytics Biotech Inc said the first part of a mid-stage trial of its lung cancer drug met the main goal of showing patient response.
CHICAGO — Celgene's Abraxane and Bristol- Myers Squibb's Ixempra breast-cancer drugs worked no better at delaying tumor growth than a less-expensive chemotherapy that's been the backbone of treatment for 20 years.
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares fell sharply today after the drug developer told analysts that they shouldn't rely on clinical data about its lung cancer drug candidate.
Hormone drug slows prostate cancer growth in clinical trial .
Shares of Endocyte Inc plummeted more than 60 percent Tuesday morning after clinical trial results showed the company's experimental ovarian cancer drug led to shorter survival times than treatment with a standard cancer drug.
Clovis Plunges on Pancreatic Cancer Drug Data.
Stivarga (regorafenib) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat colorectal cancer that has spread despite prior treatment.
A new drug combination shrunk brain tumors in HER2-positive breast cancer patients whose cancer had spread to the brain, showing it is active as a first-line brain metastases treatment.
The risks and realities of counterfeit drugs were highlighted earlier this year when the FDA reported two separate batches of a fake cancer drug making its way into doctors' offices in the U.S.
In April, a new batch of counterfeit cancer drug Avastin was discovered.
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In science:

Drug delivery with carbon nanotubes for in vivo cancer treatment.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
PEGylated nanographene oxide for delivery of water-insoluble cancer drugs. J.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
An important medical example concerns the action of a drug called TRAIL, which kills cancer cells by starting a chain of messagesending within cells: one protein activates another protein which activates another, with the end result being the triggering of processes which kill the cell.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
Begley CG, Ellis LM (2012) Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
Baltzer: AG, Biomedical Modeling and Simulation, (IMACS), pp. 5961, Scientic Publishing Co Cojocaru L. and Agur Z. (1993): New mathematical methods for evaluating toxicity of anti-cancer drugs and AZT. A.S.
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