Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

Fertility protection: Good Cryo-Upbringing

In recent times efforts to achieve the first live birth following re-transplantation of cryopreserved, prepubertal ovarian tissue met with success. This is good news for women who have been left infertile as a result of cancer treatment. Nevertheless the fulfilment of more...

Palliative Chemotherapy: Agony Rather Than Quality

Even in the final stage of cancer, patients often receive palliative chemotherapy. They benefit neither from more lifetime nor from better quality of life. Scientists therefore demand that treatment decisions be managed with a sense of proportion – and in particular more...

Targeted Therapy: Farewell To The Chemo Cosh

The world's population is getting older – and the presence of malignant diseases is increasing. Whereas chemotherapy, along with its only minor property of selectivity, previously occupied centre stage, researchers today seek to develop tailored therapies. The big more...

Electro vs. Chemo: For better or for worse?

In a phase III study, the nearly side effect free non-invasive electro-therapy was at least as effective for patients with glioblastoma as chemotherapy. New data now shows the type of patient reacting to electrotherapy particularly good. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Cancer Therapy: Cudgel back in the Sack

If you try to kill even the last cancer cell with tough chemotherapy you will often find out that you achieved the opposite. The resistant successor generation proliferates even faster. An American bio-mathematician believes in a better cancer therapy along the lines: more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Breast Cancer: With the Aid of B&T

A team of researchers has discovered the importance of the immune system for prognosis of mamma carcinomas: If B- and T-lymphocytes are particularly active, the probability of distant metastases occurring is significantly decreased. more...

Article by Thorsten Braun

Cancer Therapy: With a little help from the Far East

It was considered a bit freaky for a long time, but most of all, the "dark horse" in classic cancer therapy: Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today the elite of German cancer researchers are discovering the potentials of a culture more than 5000 years old - the DKFZ more...

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New High Precision Weapon against Cancer

It for sure was a little sensation and perhaps the first step on the road to new methods in oncology: Last Wednesday physicians at the University Hospital in Magdeburg/Germany officially applied an open Upright MRI in their fight against cancer. more...

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