cancer development

‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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Study links air pollution to premenopausal breast cancer in later life


April 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter ... Read more...

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Enzyme crucial to DNA replication may be potent anti-cancer drug target


April 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme essential for DNA replication and repair in humans works in a way that might be exploited as an anti-cancer therapy.Researchers at The ... Read more...

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Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

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Social isolation, stress-induced obesity ‘ups breast cancer risk’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter - neuropeptide Y, ... Read more...

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Protein aggregation plays significant role in cancer development


March 30th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has found that protein aggregation, which is generally associated with Alzheimer's and mad cow disease, plays a significant role in cancer development.Frederic Rousseau and Joost ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind onset of acute myeloid leukaemia identified


March 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have found the genetic conspirators in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia.Describing how the most common gene mutation found in acute myeloid leukaemia starts the process of ... Read more...

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Mouse genome offers human cancer clue


March 24th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): By sequencing the genome of a mouse with cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered mutations that also drive cancer in humans.Senior ... Read more...

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How support protein laminin plays a role in breast cancer development


March 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has found how a structural support protein called laminin plays a central role in the development of breast cancer.Mina Bissell with the U.S. Department of ... Read more...

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DNA test to detect early bowel cancer could be 1 step closer


March 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A DNA test to detect the early signs of bowel cancer could be one step closer, thanks to a new discovery.Tests on two distinct genes were highly accurate ... Read more...

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How ’self-eating’ cells safeguard against cancer


February 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have made an important discovery concerning how fledgling cancer cells self-destruct, which has the potential of impacting on future cancer therapies.The Trinity College Dublin group was ... Read more...

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Western diet linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Fruit flies shed light on parallels between cancer development, infection


January 4th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study from The City College of New York has successfully drawn parallels between infection and the way blood cancer develops, specifically in fruit flies.The immune system ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate 98th Indian Science Congress


December 31st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the 98th Indian Science Congress in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on Monday.The five-day Congress, which will be ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress Jan 3


December 31st, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 98th Indian Science Congress in Chennai on Jan 3, an event that will be attended by scientists and academicians ... Read more...

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Arsenic-based agent shuts down hard-to-treat cancers


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An arsenic-based agent already FDA-approved for a type of leukemia may be helpful in another hard-to-treat cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma (ES), say scientists at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Sporadic breast cancers linked to ineffective DNA repair systems


November 30th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breast cancers that arise sporadically, rather than through inheritance of certain genes, likely start with defects of DNA repair mechanisms that allow ... Read more...

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Prolonged separation from mum ‘may up chances of breast cancer’


November 8th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young mice separated from their mums for longer periods are likely to develop mammary tumours twice as fast as mice that experienced ... Read more...

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NSAIDs prevent colon cancer by causing stem cells to self-destruct


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers have found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) prevent colon cancer by triggering diseased stem cells to self-destruct.These findings by the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ lung cancer drug shows promise


October 28th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Physician-scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently found that a new oral drug caused dramatic shrinkage of a patient's rare, aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer that was driven by ... Read more...

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Cancer linked to loss of protein that hooks skin cells together


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the lack of a protein important in hooking our skin cells together could be an early indicator of skin cancer development.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Watercress may help fight breast cancer


September 14th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Eating a portion of watercress every day could help prevent breast cancer, according to a new research.Researchers at the University of Southampton say that the vitamin-packed salad veg ... Read more...

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Chemical in chili peppers linked to skin cancer


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has linked capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, to skin cancer.Capsaicin, widely consumed worldwide in foods that contain chili peppers, is also used in topical ... Read more...

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Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice


August 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have managed to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice which may later be used to regenerate breast tissue.The Fred Hutchinson ... Read more...

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‘Body’s natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development’


August 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have made a discovery that has turned on its head scientists' understanding of programmed cell death ... Read more...

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Dense bones associated with raised risk for prostate cancer


July 29th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that men, who develop prostate cancer, tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease.This new ... Read more...

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Breast cancer cells control multiple genes in response to estrogen


July 20th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Breast cancer cells regulate many genes at once in response to the hormone estrogen, resulting in the silencing of 14 genes at one time.Researchers at The Ohio ... Read more...

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Blood pressure medications show higher cancer risk: Study


June 14th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that there is a high risk of cancer associated with a group of blood pressure medications.University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists have said that a ... Read more...

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DNA bits could help understand development of diseases


June 12th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Bits of DNA could help understand how disease develops in an organism. Researchers at the University of Leicester (UL) are examining how telomeres, a repeating sequence of DNA that ... Read more...

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New DNA study may offer insights into several diseases


June 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study is examining a sequence of DNA- known as telomeres - that varies in length between individual.This follows evidence that these structures shrink in length over ... Read more...

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Don’t count on selenium to prevent lung cancer, suggests study


June 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking the popular mineral supplement selenium doesn't reduce the likelihood of lung cancer recurrence.Lead author Daniel D. Karp, a professor in the ... Read more...

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Calcium consumption may up prostate cancer risk in Chinese


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Calcium consumption - even at relatively low levels and from non-dairy food sources such as soy, grains and green vegetables - may increase prostate cancer risk among Chinese ... Read more...

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Simple blood test for early cancer detection created


June 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): British scientists have developed a simple blood test that can detect a cancer before a tumour has taken shape.Described as offering a "paradigm shift" in cancer diagnosis, the ... Read more...

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Mice study shows slight changes in 2 genes launches breast cancer development


May 13th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists have made a new breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.Researchers at Georgetown Lombard Comprehensive Cancer Center have been able to show, in mice, how just a ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new longevity protein


May 8th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The level of a single protein found in the tiny roundworm C. elegans determines how long it lives, says a new study. Worms born without this protein, called ... Read more...

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