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How does scorpion poison detect brain cancer?

Glioma is considered the most dangerous type of brain tumor. Not only does it react poorly to conventional chemotherapy, it also hides well from scanners, spreading across a wide range of brain tissue. It seems that in the near future the treatment of this type of cancer will become a little easier – scientists have created a new type of tumor imaging, which causes cancer cells to "glow like a Christmas tree." The most interesting thing is that based on the technology lies an amino acid contained in the scorpion venom. To make the tumor more noticeable and highlight its facets for subsequent removal, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center used a compound called tosulehistid (BLZ-100). It is a synthetic variation of a peptide extracted from scorpion venom that easily binds to cancer cells in the brain. By adding a fluorescent dye to it, the researchers made it well visible with Continue Reading


Golikova: More than half of cancer patients in the Russian Federation do not receive the necessary chemotherapy

In Russian hospitals, two-thirds of patients with cancer do not receive chemotherapy. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at a meeting of the Council of Legislators in St. Petersburg. According to her, the most problematic in this regard are the Voronezh, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Omsk regions, as well as Tatarstan and Krasnodar Krai. Golikova noted that in the first quarter of this year, "coverage was only 38% in inpatient conditions and 79% in day hospitals." "Chemistry" received, respectively, 171.7 thousand people in stationary conditions and 87.3 thousand people in the conditions of day hospital, she said, reports "Interfax". The vice premier noted that leveling the situation is possible if the funds allocated for the oncology program are not diverted to other goals. She called for careful monitoring of spending. Earlier, in April, the chief freelance oncologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, General Director Continue Reading

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CRISPR technology was first used in the USA for treating cancer patients.

Back in 2016, the US National Institutes of Health allowed a research group from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) to begin testing CRISPR (genome editing) technology in humans. Nevertheless, the controversial and earned highly controversial assessment of scientists technology has just now reached the clinical trials in the United States. Representatives of the University of UPenn in an interview with NPR confirmed that they officially began to use it. Scientists point out that this event may lead to a wider use of technology in the future. The CRISPR technology scientists UPenn used to treat two cancer patients in the late stage of the disease. One of them has multiple foci of melanoma, the other suffers from sarcoma. It is noted that patients who were not helped by all the available treatments, agreed to voluntarily go through the CRISPR gene editing program. First, researchers removed the immune system cells from patients Continue Reading


Found a molecule that causes immune cells to more effectively destroy "hard" cancer

Since 2015, doctors fighting cancer have adopted a new technique: cancer immunotherapy. The researchers found that immunotherapy can work successfully on two fronts at once – stimulate immune cells to fight cancer and improve the ability of antibodies that detect tumor foci. Since then, many studies have been conducted that have confirmed the success of such treatment: immunotherapy, for example, defeated the most aggressive type of breast cancer. Now, a team from the Scripps Research Institute and the University of California at San Diego found out that the effectiveness of immunotherapy can be enhanced by using certain proteins as "switches" that direct immune cells directly to the cancer. We explain that the foundation of the human immune system are T-cells, or T-lymphocytes. These are white blood cells, which, depending on their specificity, are divided into T-killers (recognize and destroy damaged cells) and T-helpers (strengthen the acquired immune response). Earlier it Continue Reading


In the Urals, in the hospital, a cancer patient committed suicide due to the lack of painkillers.

An oncological patient committed suicide in a hospital in the city of Ozersk in the Chelyabinsk region. The investigative committee of the region has begun verification upon the incident. The man was in the hospital due to cancer and suffered from severe pain. According to the group “Says Ozersk” in “VKontakte”, according to relatives, he was given painkillers injections, but for some reason they did not give an injection on a weekend day. The man could not stand the torment and committed suicide. It is still unknown why the pain killer was not prepared in advance, and why the patient did not receive the drug. “On the fact of the death of a man, an inspection is being conducted,” Vladimir Shishkov, a senior assistant to the head of the TFR in the Chelyabinsk region, confirmed to “URA.RU”. "URA.RU" repeatedly reported similar cases when cancer patients, without receiving painkillers, ended up Continue Reading


Deputy mayor of Moscow found reasonable experience in treating advanced cancer at the expense of the patient

Moscow’s deputy mayor for social development, Leonid Pechatnikov, stated that he finds “reasonable experience in Asian countries where a person who has cancer at a late, advanced stage is treated at his own expense”. He made such a comment when the topic of passing the clinical examination and its impact on the health insurance conditions was raised at a press conference, Interfax reports. “If a person did not pass the clinical examination in time, the conditions of his health insurance should be reviewed. But this is my personal opinion, it is not for me to decide, ”said the Pechatnikov at a press conference. Meanwhile, said the deputy mayor, the average salary of a Moscow doctor is 135 thousand rubles. “In January and February, the average salary of a Moscow doctor reached 135 thousand rubles. This average salary does not include the head physicians and their deputies, they get more, neither Continue Reading


For Moscow officials bought cancer treatment policies abroad

Deputy Mayor of Moscow Leonid Pechatnikov threatens ordinary citizens with paid treatment in case of cancer. And for their own employees of the structures belonging to the city, insurance is bought with the taxpayers' money, which allows them to be treated abroad. Recently, Moscow’s vice-mayor for social policy, Leonid Pechatnikov, said that people who didn’t undergo a clinical examination and suffer from cancer should pay for the treatment themselves, because they didn’t care about their health. To be precise, Pechatnikov said: “Here in Korea, if a person hasn’t undergone a medical examination, he is sent a subpoena for this, as in the military registration and enlistment office. he didn’t go through and he has cancer that is running out, then he will have to pay for his treatment himself. It seems to me that the way that Asian countries have chosen, including Japan and Korea, is reasonable. " That is, Continue Reading


Doctors told why they didn’t save the cancer patient Daria Starikova who complained to Putin

Doctors of the Moscow Herzen Research Institute of Oncology did their best to save Darya Starikova. Specialists from the Research Institute presented the cancer patient with almost a year of life, but the disease was stronger. Earlier it became known that Daria Starikova died. "During the year, she fought along with the doctors for her life. In the country's leading oncology institution, the Herzen Oncology Research Institute of Russia, doctors did everything possible to save her," the Ministry of Health said in a statement. The document notes that the most modern methods of treating cancers have been applied, consultations of foreign experts have been held. "This gave Daria almost a year of life, but the disease, unfortunately, turned out to be stronger," the statement says. Recall, Daria Starikova from Apatity with a fourth-stage oncologic disease turned to Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a straight line on June 15, 2017. According Continue Reading


The wife of the president of Syria found cancer

The early stage of a malignant cancer was found in the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The woman was placed in a Damascus hospital. The country's leadership wished the wife of the Syrian leader "strength, resilience and faith," as writes. Also, everyone hopes for the speedy recovery of Asma Asad. In Syria, the wife of the president is very popular. Residents of the republic call it the “Rose of the Desert”. Earlier, “URA.RU” transmitted the statement of Bashar al-Assad that the West would not participate in the restoration of the republic after the hostilities. According to him, Syria will be revived by allied forces and its own. . (tagsToTranslate) DoctorDocker (t) news (t) fresh news (t) Syrian President’s wife found cancer Please follow and like us:


New cancer treatment successfully passed the test phase: what next?

In 2013, researchers from London began testing the drug tizotumab-vedotin, which destroys cancer cells in a completely new way. Its essence lies in the penetration into the cells and the release of a destructive toxin for them, which has already managed to prove its effectiveness. In the first stage of testing, the drug caused serious side effects such as diabetes and fever. They managed to be neutralized by decreasing the dose and now, in 2019, the drug showed excellent results in the second stage of testing. One of the main components of the drug is an antibody that quickly finds a receptor called "tissue factor" and, like a Trojan horse, penetrates the cells. There he releases a substance called mono-methyl auristatin E, which interferes with their reproduction and completely destroys them. At the first stage, the drug was tested only on 27 patients, but by learning how to manage side Continue Reading