You have, as of today, a one hundred percent chance of dying. But a lot of people would like a little more time to do things, like eat interestingly-shaped pastas, or play catch with their grandchildren. That makes sense. I’d also like to do those things. But sometimes, our pursuit to eat lots of pasta or die trying…
While chemotherapy can be an effective way to battle cancer, it’s brutal on the body, and leaves patients with an unwelcome reminder of the ordeal in the form of hair loss. But a company called DigniCap has come up with a clever way to help minimize that side effect.
Chemotherapy is a brutal but often life-saving treatment for an even worse disease. It can also reduce a patient's white blood cell count, which hinders the body's ability to fight off infections. Injections of Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) can help boost white blood cells, if given exactly a day later. That's where this…
One of the great tragedies of cancer medicine is when drugs work phenomenally in animal testing, but fail to deliver for human patients. As close as animal testing can get, it's no substitute for the real thing—which makes this tiny, breathing artificial lung, grown from human lung cancer cells, so promising.
Chemotherapy is never fun, but A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo is trying to make it easier for children to accept the treatment. They're rebranding the treatment as "superformula" and using comics to help kids understand chemo.
Chemotherapy is an extremely aggressive way to treat cancer, because it's indiscriminate about which cells it kills, cancerous or healthy. But while aggressive, it is at least thought to be effective—which is why a new study suggesting chemotherapy can sometimes encourage cancer growth is shocking doctors.
Amaury Villa and Amed Villa, two brothers from Cuba, have been arrested for stealing $80 million worth of pharmaceutical drugs in Connecticut in a sophisticated scheme that evokes The Italian Job and Ocean's 11. It's the largest pharmaceutical drug heist in history, and it was all brought down because one of the…
A new study shows that up to 25 percent of women who have harmless breast tumors undergo invasive cancer treatments anyway, because mammograms don't differentiate between agressive cancers and those that would never cause symptoms.
Seven women suffering from osteoporosis got the chance to avoid their usual visits to the doctor for their injected medicines. Instead, their physician administered treatment remotely through an implant that pumped meds into their systems on demand while the patients rested at home.
Penn State researchers have identified a virus that's benign to humans but deadly to cancer.
By bringing the field of photovoltaics into medicine, researchers hope to create a far more precise method of drug delivery for fighting cancer. That's right - this cancer cure involves tiny photovoltaic particles like the kind used in solar cells.