If you’re a tech geek, you probably read the webcomic xkcd.
If you’re not, you may not have heard of it. The cartoonist, Randall Munroe, made his doodles public in 2005. His tagline for the xkcd: “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”
However, many of his cartoons might be better thought of as infographics. This is one of them.
Continue reading “Did the treatment work?”
Breast, colon, lung and hematological cancers “have high rates” of acquired resistance to chemotherapy drugs, including aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer. This phenomena, multiple drug resistance (MDR), is a major impediment to long-term cancer treatment.
That makes this research, published online December 6, 2017, groundbreaking.
[We] present the important in vitro discovery that the development of MDR (in breast cancer cells) can be prevented, and that established MDR could be resensitized to therapy, by adjunct treatment with metformin (emphasis added).
Continue reading “Metformin inhibits development of drug-resistant breast cancer”