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Scientists try to develop methods to avoid toxic side effects of chemotherapy

Australian scientists are trying to develop a method of determining what side effects individuals will develop from various cancer treatments. The same dose of chemotherapy may have little effect on one person whereas it may be debilitating in another. Side effects from drug toxicity can include weight loss, nausea, loss if appetite and generally feeling very unwell. If the toxicity of the drug could be determined in advance, then the patient can avoid needless side effects. To develop such a test, scientists have examined the toxicity effects on mice that have been implanted with a human liver gene.

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About: Scientists try to develop methods to avoid toxic side effects of chemotherapy

Date: 19 December 2004

Source: ABC News


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Research and cancer
  • Research and drug toxicity
  • Research and chemotherapy toxicity
  • Medication and weight loss
  • Medication and nausea
  • Medication and loss if appetite
  • Medication and feeling very unwell
  • Medication and cancer
  • Medication and drug toxicity
  • Medication and chemotherapy toxicity
  • Medication and chemotherapy
  • Side effect
  • Side effect and chemotherapy
  • Side effect and cancer
  • Side effect and drug toxicity
  • Side effect and chemotherapy toxicity
  • Side effect and weight loss
  • Side effect and nausea

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