Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time
Home :: World

Gene test may bring safe chemotherapy

United Kingdom,Health/Medicine, Fri, 23 Mar 2012 IANS

London, March 23 (IANS) Doctors have discovered a way of identifying breast cancer patients likely to suffer life-threatening side effects from chemotherapy, the Daily Mail reported Friday.


Their research could eventually lead to safer treatments adapted to individual patients.


The study of almost 1,100 breast cancer patients found 17 percent needed hospital care for potentially fatal infections after treatment with three widely used chemotherapy drugs. But it also found 15 percent of women in the study had a gene variant linked to the worst side effects.


The findings were expected to be released at the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna Friday.


Lead researcher Christof Vulsteke, of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, hailed the study as an important step towards a safer, more personalised drug regime for patients, according to the Mail.


King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
PM Modi paying tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
People take part in the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
PM Modi flagging off the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.