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Cancer drug reduces response to airborne allergens

A new study, and a remarkable case where a drug created for one disease has been applied to another, shows how an anti-cancer drug can help to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions to air allergens.

Skin cancer drug is effective against flu, HIV & Ebola

A skin cancer drug, currently undergoing clinical trial, could be effective against a range of other diseases. These include viral infections like influenza and HIV. We look at this and bring a round-up of other drug development news.

Cancer drug shows promise with reversing Parkinson's disease

A drug already approved to treat leukemia in the U.S. and Canada has shown promise in early studies for treating an entirely different disease, Parkinson's.

NHS decision to reject drug for prostate cancer is a 'fiasco'

A decision by the NHS in England to reject a drug for men with prostrate cancer has angered a charity. Prostate Cancer UK, the largest organisation and a health charity, said the entire process was "a fiasco."

FDA pulls breast cancer drug

Avastin lost approval to treat breast cancer. The Food and Drug Administration revoked the approval for the drug on Friday.

Cancer drug can aid nerve regeneration after spinal cord injury

The cancer drug Taxol has the potential to assist nerve regeneration following a spinal cord injury, according to researchers.

Cancer drug encourages tumour growth

A study has shown that a drug designed to retard the growth of tumours is having the opposite effect when it is administered in low doses.

Industry wouldn't fund cancer drug, so Alberta town rode to the rescue

Canadian researchers found a cure for cancer using commonly available dichloroacetate (DCA), but major pharmaceutical didn’t want to research further or fund for the human trials, so one small town in Canada stepped in with their own funding for this re

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