New Medicine for Lymph Node Cancer
Quick cure for lymph node cancer
Sun, 29 Apr 2007 06:27:04A new medicine against lymph node cancer is the latest invention of Czech scientists. The new drug has had very good effects in tests so far. Lab dogs with expanded tumors on their throat and stomachs were treated by the new medicine, after six days, no sign of cancer was discerned. The new medicine is unique in the way that it only affects cancerous cells without destroying healthy tissue of body. Hence, unlike chemotherapy which leaves drastic effects on immunity system, no side effects are caused by this new drug.
The U.S. Company Gilead has already started to test the substance, developed in Prague's Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and designed to treat lymph node cancer on several thousands of patients in the U.S If the new medicine is approved it might be available on sale in about six years. The new medicine is effective in the case of lymph node cancer that makes up one-fourth of all cancerous diseases. It affects tumors in abdomen, chest, thymus and spleen, the paper wrote.
Czech scientists develop new anti-cancer medicine -- press
Prague- Czech scientists have developed a new medicine against cancer which has had very good effects in tests so far, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today, adding that malignant tumours on tested dogs' throats and stomachs disappeared after six days of treatment.
The U.S. company Gilead has started to test the substance, developed in Prague's Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and designed to treat lymph node cancer, on several thousands of patients in the USA, MfD writes.
The researchers are now trying to detect possible side effects of the medicine that could be put on sale in about six years.
Three Czech companies have cooperated on its development, headed by Antonin Holy and Ivan Votruba from the above-mentioned institute and Berta Otova from Charles University's 1st medical faculty.
Holy's team previously won world appreciation for the developed substances against viral diseases and AIDS, MfD recalls.
It says the new medicine is unique as it affects only cancer-hit cells without destroying healthy tissue. Its application is thus not as drastic as, for example, chemotherapy, which destroys the whole immunity system.
"We don't know for the time being why our substance affects only the ill cells and leaves the healthy untouched," the institute director Zdenek Havlas told the daily.
The new medicine is effective in the case of lymph node cancer that makes up one-fourth of all cancerous diseases. It affects tumours in abdomen, chest, thymus and spleen, MfD writes.