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multidrug resistance

[MDR] resistance of cancer cells to several types of chemotherapy drugs, typically after being exposed to chemotherapy. May also refer to infections that can no longer be cured by the usual antibiotics. See also chemotherapy.

Evolution of cancer treatments: Chemotherapy | American ...

... Agents that overcome multi-drug resistance (when the cancer
doesn't respond to the usual treatment drugs). Early in the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-cancer-treatment-chemo

The Genomic Era: We Have Reached A New Tipping Point In ...

... demonstrate the presence of cancer cells that are resistant to a ... preclinical agents
including those thought to reverse multidrug resistance could be ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2011/06/06/the-genomic-era-we-have-reached-a-new-tipping-point-in-cancer-research-and-treatment.aspx

Cancer Glossary

... multidrug resistance Search [MDR]. resistance of cancer cells to several types
of chemotherapy drugs, typically after being exposed to chemotherapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=m

Castor Oil

... induced cytotoxicity the effects of cremophor EL (castor oil) on two human
breast cancer cell lines with acquired multidrug resistant phenotype and ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/castor-oil

Infections in People With Cancer

... does not weaken a person's resistance to infection ... this way is called
methicillin-resistant staph aureus, or multi-drug- resistant staph aureus. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002871-pdf.pdf

Gamma Linolenic Acid

... Ge H, Chen L, Liu Z, Yin Z, Li P, Li M. Gamma-linolenic acid modulates the
response of multidrug-resistant K562 leukemic cells to anticancer drugs. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/gamma-linolenic-acid

Could PET Scans Be Key To A New Cancer Treatment?

... treatment and then you still have to wait weeks until you could try Plan B. You
may promote the onset of clinically acquired multi-drug resistance. ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2008/08/22/could-pet-scans-be-key-to-a-new-cancer-treatment.aspx

Wormwood

... piperaquine, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine phosphate and artemether-
lumefantrine for the treatment of multi-drug resistant falciparum malaria in ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/wormwood