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Seekyo, France

SEEKYO® is a privately-owned biotech company developing the next generation of chemotherapies, providing cancer patient efficient treatment without adverse effects. We are designing smart drugs that selectively target the microenvironment of solid tumors while sparing healthy tissues. more

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  • Taking Aim at Gastric Cancer

    A novel drug, named “FerriIridium”, can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is possible because of the higher a more

  • French biotech start-up raises €800k in seed funding

    Seekyo, a privately-owned biotech start-up specializing in the development of the next generation of chemotherapies, announces that it has completed a seed round of fundraising to the value of €800k ($889K). The funds will allow the company to accelerate the development of its flagship drug candidat more

  • New biomarker for personalized treatments against cancer

    Cancer cells are characterised by the ability to evade apoptosis, a type of programmed cell death that allows the organism to remove damaged cells. Many studies devoted to new chemotherapy treatments aim to induce apoptosis and thus remove cancer cells or reduce the size of the tumour. Scientists at more

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Chemo, radiation, surgery combo boosts survival for pancreatic cancer patients with veins involved

In roughly one-third of pancreatic cancer patients, tumors have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels. Conventional wisdom has long held that surgery to remove the tumors is rarely an option, and life expectancies are usually measured in months. Mayo Clinic, teaming oncol ... more

Timing Cancer Treatment

There may be an ideal waiting period for delivering multiple cancer drugsResearchers led by members of the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School had been studying how silencing MDMX, an oncogene, affected the dynamics of p53, a natural tumor suppressor, in cancer cells when the ... more

The Gates of Serotonin

EPFL scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals in neurons and is involved in various disorders, meaning that the discovery opens the way for new treatments. The receptor i ... more

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. In its modern-day use, it refers to cytotoxic drugs used to treat cancer or the combination of these drugs into a standardized treatment regimen . In its non-oncolog ... more

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