Monday, 22 July 2013

Cancer Research in Kenya

Cancer known medically as malignant neoplasm is a broad group of various diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth whose main properties include; sustained proliferative signaling, evasion of growth suppressors, resisting cell death, enabling replication, inducing angiogenesis, activating invasion and metastasis, reprogramming energy metabolism and escape of  immune destruction. Current treatment regimens include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery and chances of patient survival vary greatly depending on the type and location of the cancer and the stage of disease at the onset of treatment however the effectiveness of chemotherapy is often limited by toxicity to other tissues in the body with other serious side effects.There is need to do cancer research not only in Kenya but worldwide to come up with better treatment regimens.herbal?