There are several approaches to fight cancer, which include:
surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted
therapy and hormone therapy. From all these treatment methods,
chemotherapy seems to be the most widely used. Therefore, it is
understandable that scientists are trying to discover new molecules
which may be applied as effective chemotherapeutics.
The researchers from Jan D'ugosz University in Cz'stochowa and
Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of
Sciences reviewed the most significant achievements in the area of
cancer treatment, published in 2014/2015. This review describes newly
discovered anticancer molecules interacting with DNA or affecting cancer
‘New cancer treatment strategies, which increase efficiency of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and new chemotherapeutic delivery systems have been described by researchers.’
New cancer treatment strategies, which increase efficiency
of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and new chemotherapeutic delivery
systems have also been mentioned in the review. Multiplicity of the
described compounds proves that cancer battle is still in progress.
constantly learn something new about cancer cells and hopefully we are
getting closer to find effective cancer treatment. We know that
molecules can interact with cancer DNA by inhibiting its synthesis,
transcription or duplication.
Chemotherapeutics are also able to affect tumor cell cycle by
suppressing its proliferation and angiogenesis, and also promoting its
However, developing effective cancer treatment is, still, a
demanding task because the number of cancer cell-types known to
researchers constantly increases. In spite of all these odds, we hope
that along with the development of science, people will win the race
with still incurable cancers.