Bioscience

Arizona cancer study finds way to boost chemo-drug effect

July 3, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Arizona researchers have discovered a way to increase the efficiency of chemotherapy drugs, which could give cancer patients more treatment options.

In the study, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute were able to keep participants’ own genes from triggering the regrowth of ovarian-cancer cells.

Once that task was accomplished, a drug called cisplatin – which is commonly used in the treatment of many different kinds of cancer – can be directly injected into the cell to kill it.

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