Device improves life for cancer survivors with heart failure

A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine breast-cancer cancer chemotherapy heart-failure

Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy communication physicians seniors

Some radiation-drug combos just make side effects worse

Some radiation-drug combinations may not boost chances of survival, but could increase side effects.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Oct. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy medications radiation side-effects

2-part cancer drug works without kidney side effects

A new drug could be an effective alternative to cisplatin, a popular anti-cancer drug that also causes kidney issues.

National University of Singapore | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy drug-development mitochondria

Invention uses nanoparticles to track chemo in the body

Is a dose of chemotherapy too much or too little? Is it going to the tumor or a vital organ? A new invention promises better monitoring.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy drug-delivery imaging-technology nanotechnology

Some cancer cells turn cannibal to survive chemotherapy

Some cancer cells get the energy they need to survive chemotherapy by going cannibal and chowing down on neighboring tumor cells.

Keith Brannon-Tulane | Sept. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy dna tumors

Tiny bubbles could deliver cancer-killing drugs

Our cells release tiny bubbles to transfer genetic material to other cells. They could help deliver cancer treatments that seek and destroy tumor cells.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy drug-delivery drug-development

‘Trojan horse’ disguises chemo drug as fat to kill tumors

A stealthy new drug delivery system gets chemotherapy drugs behind enemy lines by disguising them as fat.

Camden Flath-Futurity | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-fat cancer chemotherapy drug-delivery

Gadget counts cancer cells to see if chemo is working

A new device uses biosensors and artificial intelligence to see whether targeted chemotherapy for cancer is killing tumor cells.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence cancer chemotherapy medications sensors

Biomarker could spot chemobrain early

Identifying which cancer patients are at risk for developing "chemobrain" could help mitigate its effects.

National University of Singapore | May 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers brains cancer chemotherapy cognition side-effects

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