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Cholesterol shows promise in fighting cancer


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Researchers at Simon Fraser University have concluded that cholesterol may have a few good qualities like slowing or halting cancer cell growth, after all the bad ... Read more...

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Cardiac drug, digoxin, could lower risk for prostate cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that heart drug, digoxin, could be a possible therapy for prostate cancer after using a combination of laboratory science and epidemiology.The scientists found that men ... Read more...

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Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Men using the cardiac drug digoxin were found to have a 24 percent lower risk for prostate cancer. Digoxin, made from the foxglove plant, has been ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.The novel cell screening method used in the study also clarifies the process behind tumor metastasis and ... Read more...

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Why PSA levels reflect prostate cancer progression


January 14th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers studying prostate cancer cells for decades have now found why PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels reflect cancer progression."This is the first demonstration of a mechanism that explains why ... Read more...

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Antibiotic used in meat, dairy industry slows prostate cancer growth


December 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Finnish researchers have found that an antibiotic called 'monensin', used in the meat and dairy industry, could slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.Evidence pointing to the ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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Protein study sheds light on insulin response and cancer cell growth


November 6th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): The United States and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer.TORC 2 activates a protein called Akt, which plays a ... Read more...

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Cutting fat, calories ‘can reduce cancer risk in dogs and humans’


July 24th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has shown that as many as 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in both humans and dogs could be prevented by reducing Omega-6 fatty acids ... Read more...

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Key to get estrogen’s benefits without cancer risk found


June 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the key to gain cardiovascular benefits of estrogen without increasing cancer risk.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pinpointed a set of biological mechanisms through ... Read more...

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New drug shows dramatic results in reducing lung cancer tumours


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new drug could be instrumental in shrinking tumours in lung cancer patients, according to a new study.The new drug, crizotinib, under development by Pfizer, showed dramatic results ... Read more...

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Painkilling drug shuts down cancer cell growth


June 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): It has been previously observed that people who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin have lower incidences of certain types of cancer. Now, investigators at Sanford-Burnham ... Read more...

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Targeted treatment for prostate cancer to be tested


April 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are set to test targeted treatment for prostate cancer.The partnership with Areva Med will see UC scientists using the lab of Zhongyun ... Read more...

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Novel treatment gives hope to lymphoma, leukemia patients


February 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27 (ANI): Researchers have offered a new hope for a new therapy for patients with certain types of lymphoma and leukemia.PCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase ... Read more...

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Soft drinks may double pancreatic cancer risk


February 8th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Consuming two or more soft drinks per week doubles the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, says a new study. Although relatively rare, pancreatic cancer remains one of the most ... Read more...

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Soft drinks ‘can increase pancreatic cancer risk’


February 8th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Consuming sugary soft drinks can dramatically increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, a new research has suggested.According to the study, drinking as little as two soft drinks a ... Read more...

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Protein that supports aggressive breast cancer growth identified


October 4th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated that a protein may be required for some of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer to grow.The findings, based ... Read more...

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Texas wines can fight cancer


June 13th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Extracts from two Texas red wines can help fight cancer, say researchers.A new study led by Dr. Susanne Talcott, Texas AgriLife Research food and nutrition scientist revealed that ... Read more...

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Vitamin K, sorafenib combo effective against pancreatic, liver cancers


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson have found that vitamin K when combined with sorafenib can help curb pancreatic and primary liver cancers.According to Dr Brian ... Read more...

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Late-night shift work ‘ups cancer risk’


April 4th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Late-night shift work may increase the risks of developing cancer, says a new study.According to Tulane University expert Dr. David Blask, late-night exposure to light may diminish levels ... Read more...

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New RNA treatment can shrink cancers


March 20th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A newly-identified type of microRNA could tackle aggressive cancers by helping to kill off their cells. "MicroRNAs are very small, newly-identified RNA elements of the cell, and we've ... Read more...

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Frankincense oil can treat patients with bladder cancer


March 18th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Frankincense oiltracing its origin to India, Africa and the Middle East may prove to be an inexpensive alternative therapy for treating bladder cancer, according to a new ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for prostate cancer developed


February 9th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a potential new treatment for prostate cancer, offering hope to thousands of patients.It is a monoclonal antibody to a unique tumour marker for prostate ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for prostate cancer developed


February 7th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists at Melbourne''s Burnet Institute claim to have developed a potential new treatment for prostate cancer patients.The team led by Associate Professor Pei Xiang Xing, head of ... Read more...

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Experimental drug turns on tumour suppressor gene to halt cancer cell growth


January 21st, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers has shown that an experimental drug can turn on a powerful tumour suppressor gene to halt the growth of cancer ... Read more...

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New protein that triggers breast cancer identified


January 15th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of Canadian researchers has identified a new protein that is involved in the progression of breast cancer.Researchers at the Universite de Montreal and the University ... Read more...

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Promising anti-cancer marine algae extract synthesized


August 21st, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Duke University chemists have come up with a way to synthesize a marine algae extract called largazole in sufficient quantities, to study its efficacy in inhibiting the ... Read more...

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Chemists synthesise promising anti-cancer product


August 21st, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) An efficient technique developed by chemists will help synthesise a marine algae extract in sufficient quantities to test its ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.Researchers also ... Read more...

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Cancer-inhibiting compound found under the sea


August 8th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers claim to have found a marine compound that can halt cancer progression.The researchers say that the compound found off ... Read more...

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Cancer-inhibiting compound found under sea


August 8th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A marine compound discovered off the coast of Key Largo in Florida inhibits cancer cell growth in lab tests and is likely to prompt the development of effective ... Read more...

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Feel good hormones in the brain halt cancer progression in rats


June 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A US-based Calcutta University alumnus has revealed a mechanism whereby the brain can prevent the progression of cancer.Dr. Dipak K. Sarkar, a professor in the Department of ... Read more...

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Traditional herbal medicine may help fight pancreatic cancer


May 20th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson in Philadelphia have found that a herb used in traditional medicine by many Middle Eastern countries might help in the ... Read more...

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Chemotherapeutic drugs with herbal extracts may inhibit cancer cell growth


May 1st, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study from Thammasat University has revealed that a combination of chemotherapeutic drugs with chemicals derived from plants can effectively inhibit cancer cell growth in lungs ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drugs may help prevent pancreatic cancer spread


April 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have found that a blood pressure-lowering drug called an angiotensin receptor blocker inhibits pancreatic cancer ... Read more...

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