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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

(Science: pharmacology, oncology) The treatment of disease by means of chemicals that have a specific toxic effect upon the disease producing microorganisms (antibiotics) or that selectively destroy cancerous tissue (anticancer therapy).


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Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?

... cells in the body. Many cells do not actively divide in adult humans at all, these include e.g. neurons and muscle cells. Both irradiation and chemotherapy disrupt the cell cycle and thus mainly affect fast growing cells who are constantly dividing. Irradiation does this mostly by introducing ...

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by alieen
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:10 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
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Science versus a job as a "scientist"

... before. Where and when before did you see discussed growth factor receptor inhibitors used to protect normal cells from the toxic side-effects of chemotherapy? Before my article and my links and reference? I think that, if you were more in the "inner circle," you'd find that at least ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 19758

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... and for example consider this paper on the application of growth factor receptor inhibitors to protect normal cells from the toxic side-effects of chemotherapy. Exploiting Cancer Cell Cycling for Selective Protection of Normal Cells Mikhail V. Blagosklonny1, and Arthur B. Pardee Chemotherapy of ...

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by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 19758

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... harm to the body’s health will accumulate. The point to note though is that it will be a smaller, less harmful effect on the patient compared to chemotherapy today which kills all dividing cells. In my approach, the normal cells are not killed so the harm is less and the recovery is quicker compared ...

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by PeterDow
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 19758

My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... to kill oxygenated, active cancer cells Solution in my approach - the phase 2 treatment kills those oxygenated active cancer cells Traditional chemotherapy using cytotoxic antineoplastic drugs Drawback when used in isolation - chemo doesn't kill hypoxic tumour cores meaning that the cancer ...

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by PeterDow
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 19758
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