DRUG RESISTANT CANCER CELLS – NATURE’S BACK-UP PLAN!!

“Multidrug-resistant cancer is hard to treat because the cancer cell has developed a mechanism to get around the anti-cancer agent,” says Jerry McLaughlin, Professor of Pharmacognosy, who studied compounds in the bark of the pawpaw tree for more than 25 years at Purdue’s School of Pharmacy.  Professor McLaughlin is best known for his research with natural medicinal products, which pharmacognosy relates to. Continue reading “DRUG RESISTANT CANCER CELLS – NATURE’S BACK-UP PLAN!!”

DEFINING ‘METASTASES’ – A NEW THEORETICAL VIEWPOINT!!

UNDERSTANDING METASTASIS: 

Cancer, is it or does it become a systemic disease??  

Let’s firstly look at the American National Cancer Insitute’s definition of Metastasis:

The spread of cancer cells from the place where they first formed to another part of the body. In metastasis, cancer cells break away from the original (primary) tumor, travel through the blood or lymph system, and form a new tumor in other organs or tissues of the body.’    
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