Cancer is most accurately described as a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth and division.There are more than a hundred defined types of cancer.
Cancer can occur in nearly every organ or tissue in the body.
Various small molecules are widely used in the research of cancer. Especially in the last decade, cancer research has evolved from a one-size-fits-all approach that emphasized cytotoxic chemotherapy to a more personalized medical strategy that focuses on the discovery and development of targeted drugs.
These drugs are designed, on a molecular level, to exploit particular genetic dependencies, addictions, and vulnerabilities of cancer cells.
Much current cancer research is concentrated in the areas of programmed cell death, tumor invasion and angiogenesis, tumor immunology, oncogenic signaling, gene expression and copy number, epigenetic regulation, toxicity and chemoresistance, metabolic stress and damage to DNA. Fermentek offers more than 30 unique biochemicals currently being used in cancer research.