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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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  • Goal: tackling resistance to chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

    Breast cancer is the second type of cancer with the highest mortality in women and around 30,000 cases are diagnosed in Spain every year. The most aggressive type, which accounts for approximately 15% of cases, is known as triple-negative. It was given this name because it does not have any of the t more

  • Chemotherapy or not?

    Following surgery, patients with breast cancer are faced with the question of whether additional chemotherapy is necessary and really effective. It is important that these women do not receive too much treatment – but not too little treatment either. Physicists from Leipzig University modelled the g more

  • New inhibitor found to combat drug-resistant cancer cells

    A new substance could improve the treatment of persistent cancers. Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of Greifswald have developed a new inhibitor that makes drug-resistant tumour cells respond again to chemotherapy. The new substance blocks a protein i more

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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

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

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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