Chemotherapy has been used extensively in the treatment of cancer for the past seventy years. It involves the use of toxic chemicals that kill rapidly dividing cells that build into a cancerous tumour. Unfortunately, classic chemotherapy not only destroys cancer cells but also healthy cells and can weaken or even destroy the patient’s immune system.…Details
Illustration: Massachusetts General Hospital As we noted in our CAR T Cell Therapy blog, ( 6 November, 2019), there has been a surge in the understanding of how to activate the body’s immune system to combat cancer. The development and use of modified cells, known as chimeric antigen receptor CAR T Cells which have the…Details
Our hair, its colour and style is a crucial part of our personal identity. Sudden hair loss is an acutely stressful part of chemotherapy. This hair loss is caused by taxanes, the anti-cancer drugs used in treatment. Such loss can have a psychologically depressing effect on all patients during therapy, particularly child and adult female…Details
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