Tag: tumors

Lung Cancer Pill Shrinks some Tumors

Lung Cancer accounts for the maximum number of death in a year [1.3 million deaths per year].

Lung cancer is caused due to the tobacco chewing and smoking. At present there were no medications available which can give a higher 5 year survival rate [At present the 5 year survival rate of lung cancer patients are 7%]. Many medications like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and gene therapy has been practiced in conjunction with lung cancer previously, but the complication [in terms of side effect] only increased as there were no changes in the 5 year survival rate of the patients.

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New hopes for block on cancer

According to American scientists, a big step has been taken to block the chemical that plays a key role in the growth of several cancers.

The scientists have unpicked the structure of an enzyme known as telomerase and it helps to keep cells in an undying state when it is active.

In more than nine out of ten types of tumors, telomerase seems to work.

The study, which conducted by Philadelphia’s Wistar Institute’s researchers, has been published in the journal Nature

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