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‘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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Slowing down prostate cancer by starving its cells


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a potential treatment for prostate cancer - starving tumour cells of a vital nutrient that fuels their growth.The study, conducted with lab ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secrets of cancer-driving enzyme


May 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme which drives cancer growth, thus paving the way for improved cancer-fighting therapies. The number of ... Read more...

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New experimental drug slows down growth of ovarian cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that an experimental drug that blocks two points of a crucial cancer cell signalling pathway inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cells.The study ... 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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Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria drug ‘may slow pancreatic cancer growth’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists say they have shrunk or slowed the growth of notoriously resistant pancreatic tumors in mice, using a drug routinely prescribed for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis.The pre-clinical results ... Read more...

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Synthetic compound may lead to drugs to fight pancreatic, lung cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a chemical compound that may eventually lead to a drug that fights cancers that are dependent on a particular anti-viral enzyme for growth.Researchers at UT ... Read more...

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How two proteins fuse together to trigger cancer


January 28th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed how two proteins fuse together to trigger cancer growth.Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre found that once the proteins ... Read more...

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Major breakthrough could lead to new treatments for melanoma


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have made a major breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for patients with malignant melanoma.They have discovered that a particular ... Read more...

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Mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells discovered


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California have found a protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or ... Read more...

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Smoking cannabis ‘ups cancer risk’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new US study has found that smoking cannabis may increase the risk of cancer by suppressing the immune system.Scientists believe the drug triggers the production of ... Read more...

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New way to halt expansion of breast cancer stem cells discovered


November 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to halt the expansion of breast cancer stem cells (CSCs).Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind organ transplant rejection uncovered


November 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified the culprit behind chronic rejection of heart, lung and kidney transplants.The findings suggest new therapeutic approaches for preventing transplant rejection and sabotaging cancer growth.University of ... Read more...

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Genes may influence cancer growth: Study


November 11th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A study has indicated that the genes we possess not only determine the color of our eyes and hair and how our bodies grow, but they might also ... Read more...

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Gene that triggers human cancer identified


November 10th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Early cancer diagnostic may now be possible, as researchers have identified the gene responsible for initiating human cancer.The study paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, ... Read more...

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Aspirin use ‘cuts risk of death from prostate cancer by more than half’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that men with prostate cancer who take anticoagulants like aspirin in addition to radiation therapy or surgery may be able to cut their ... Read more...

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Oestrogen therapy ’causes ovarian cancer to grow five times faster’


October 21st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen therapy used by menopausal women causes a type of ovarian cancer to grow five times faster.Researchers at the University of Colorado ... Read more...

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Protein key to pancreatic cancer growth identified


September 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that could provide a target to develop new treatments for pancreatic cancer or enable earlier diagnosis.Researchers from Barts and The London School of ... Read more...

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Molecule that can starve cancer cells and tumors they produce identified


September 19th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): A new research has indicated that a molecule - simply called 968 - can starve cancer cells and the tumors they produce.The key to this research is the ... Read more...

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Stress speeds up breast cancer progression in mice


September 17th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Scientists recently found that chronic stress acts as a sort of fertilizer that feeds breast cancer progression, significantly accelerating the spread of disease in animal models.Researchers at UCLA's ... Read more...

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High-fat diet during puberty linked to breast cancer risk


September 1st, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Eating a high-fat diet during puberty is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a preliminary research.The findings come from research at ... Read more...

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Cell suicide can trigger cancer growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): The body's natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development leading to the development of cancer, research conducted on mice reveals.The results, if confirmed in humans, could have implications ... Read more...

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Biomarker for early detection of oral cancer discovered


July 14th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a biomarker called human beta defensin-3 (hBD-3), which may help in early detection of oral cancer.Oral cancer first appears as white or red lesions in ... Read more...

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Socializing ‘can help fight cancer’


July 9th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that living in an environment rich with physical, mental and social stimulation - a setting that causes mild stress - might by itself ... Read more...

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Key enzyme in melanoma cell development found


June 18th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): An enzyme, called human polynucleotide phosphorylase or hPNPaseold-35, discovered in 2003, could play a major role in preventing melanoma-the most serious type of skin cancer.Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Novel mechanism may help turn off cancer growth in humans


June 8th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Despite being different organisms, plants and animals share a surprising number of biological mechanisms. Now, a plant biologist at Tel Aviv University says that one of these mechanisms ... Read more...

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Green tea may help treat chronic leukemia


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that an extract of green tea may be helpful in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients.Researchers at Mayo Clinic say that use of the chemical ... Read more...

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‘Junk’ DNA behind cancer growth


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Researchers from the University of Leeds, UK, the Charite University Medical School and the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany, have identified how 'junk' DNA promotes the growth ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer identified


February 24th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): PKC-iota (PKCi), an oncogene important in colon and lung cancers, is over-produced in pancreatic cancer and is linked to poor patient survival, a research team has found.The team ... Read more...

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Flower power may cut resistance to breast cancer drug tamoxifen


February 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center claim tamoxifen, the world's most prescribed breast cancer agent, along with a compound found in the flowering plant feverfew may prevent ... Read more...

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Master gene allows breast cancer growth, invasion


February 13th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers and collaborators have claimed that the master gene called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) not only enhances estrogen-dependent growth of cancer cells by ... Read more...

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Coffee, green tea may slow brain cancer growth


February 1st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): A group of scientists has said that caffeine found in coffee and green tea could effectively slow the growth of brain cancer tumours.According to the researchers at ... Read more...

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Tobacco smoke promotes lung cancer growth


January 20th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Besides causing lung cancer, repeated exposure to tobacco smoke can promote the growth of pre-existing cancer tumours, say researchers.Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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