The new drug targets a mutation that is directly responsible for activating tumour growth.
British scientists have developed a unique medicine that is effective for incurable cancers.
The drug, called Entrectinib, allows tumours to be eradicated regardless of their location in the human body.
According to scientists, treatments of this kind could be revolutionary in the fight against cancer. The reason is that the impact can be targeted directly at the genetic mutation responsible for activating tumour growth, regardless of where it is located.
The experts stressed that classical methods of fighting cancer are based on the location of the malignant tumour. The development is aimed at patients aged 12 years and above suffering from rare cancers.
A reminder that oncologists have named the most common symptoms of throat cancer. The list was prepared by experts of the British charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Oncologists noted that throat cancer is a collective term. In reality, neoplasms can appear in the thyroid gland, the windpipe and the oesophagus. Depending on where the tumour is located, the symptoms will vary. Thyroid cancer is usually indicated by the appearance of a lump.
We have previously reported that men and women who lead a healthy lifestyle can live to 80 years of age and pass this age limit without particularly severe disease. But those who do not give up unhealthy habits should prepare to live 10 years less.
We also wrote that a team of scientists from Karolinska Institute in Sweden conducted a study in which they managed to develop new inhibitors that disrupt the function of mitochondria in cancer cells.
Furthermore, 25% of lung cancer cases develop in people who have never smoked tobacco cigarettes in their lives. This is evidenced by a new study by Western scientists led by Dr David S. Christiani. The researchers claim that the occurrence of lung cancer may depend on what germs live in a person’s mouth (and their numbers).
Experts believe that bacteria can travel from the mouth to the bronchi. And this factor is also important in the development of lung disease.