Saturday, March 28, 2009

Troubling news: chemo-loving cancer cells

It's disturbing to find that drugs taken for treatment may actually make the cancer more aggressive. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, a big research hospital in New York, a group found that Temozolomide administered as chemotherapy to brain cancer patients could strengthen the disease and make it more lethal. This mechanism isn't well understood, but seems to be linked to a transporter gene responsible for uptake or expulsion of the drug from cells.

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