cancer types

‘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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Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... 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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Scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors.The work shows that patients whose tumors have certain ... Read more...

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New data shows that there is no increase in cancer cases in Erin Brockovich’s town


January 4th, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hinkley, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The town that became famous after the Julia Roberts movie, Erin Brockovich was shot there, has not shown any increased cases of cancer.The town, Hinkley in ... 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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Smoking may worsen cancer patients’ pain


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Cancer patients who continue to smoke despite their diagnosis experience greater pain than nonsmokers, according to a new study.Researchers at Texas A&M University found that for a ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target across a range of cancer types found


October 21st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers have found a common link among several malignant tumor types in all grades of cancer.Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with investigators of the ... Read more...

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New ‘PiggyBac’ mutation tool to identify new cancer genes


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers have developed a genetic tool to speed the discovery of novel genes involved in cancer.The system-called PiggyBac-has already been used by the team to identify cancer-causing genes.This ... Read more...

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Oz scientists make breast cancer breakthrough with protein discovery


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Making a huge breakthrough in potential breast cancer treatment, Australia's Brisbane-based researchers have found that the concentration of a protein that moves calcium into a specific area ... Read more...

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Soon, breath test to detect cancer


August 12th, 2010 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists from an Israeli institute are developing a novel breath test that can detect early signs of breast, lung, bowel and prostate cancer.The team believes that further work ... Read more...

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Compound boosts cancer-killing properties of agent in trials


June 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that adding a second agent may make a new, experimental anti-cancer drug effective against a ... Read more...

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Men with asthma and eczema ‘at reduced cancer risk’


May 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema that result from a hyper reactive immune system might enhance the body's ability to remove malignant cells, which might in turn ... Read more...

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How ‘triggering event’ in cancer occurs


October 30th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A research team at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found how two genes fuse together and lead to prostate cancer.The study ... Read more...

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Over-expressed protein may make non-invasive breast cancer invasive


September 9th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): An over-expressed protein can convert active but non-invasive breast cancer into a different cell type, and thereby turn it into invasive breast cancer, according to scientists at The ... Read more...

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Green tea does not help in all cancer types, says study


July 15th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to keep cancer at bay, more and more people are turning to green tea. However, a new review of studies on the effect of green ... Read more...

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Study doubts green tea’s effectiveness in preventing cancer


July 15th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research has raised doubts about the effectiveness of green tea in preventing cancer.Many individuals are incorporating small changes into their daily routine - such as drinking ... Read more...

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‘Chemical nose’ can sniff out cancer


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington. June 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a 'chemical nose' that can sniff out cancer.The revolutionary tool contains an array of nanoparticles and polymers that ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover pathway that affects breast cancer stem cells’ growth


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a pathway linked to a gene called PTEN, which is well known to stop or suppress ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements raise prostate cancer risk


March 11th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Men who take daily folic acid supplements are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, warns a new study.According to researchers at the University of Southern ... Read more...

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Cancer cure may be available within five years, say researchers


March 9th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): Researchers in London have discovered a way to stop cancer cells from spreading, which may prevent about 90 per cent patients. Scientists at the Institute of Cancer ... Read more...

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Scientists identify enzyme behind cancer spread


March 8th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Institute of Cancer Research scientists claim that they have found an enzyme which is responsible for cancer spread.Cancer Cell journal reported that boffins have discovered a way ... Read more...

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Scientists decode DNA of lung cancer genes


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified as many as 26 genes that are frequently mutated in the most common form of lung cancer, thus opening up ... Read more...

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Liver transplant patients at three fold cancer risk


October 3rd, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): People who have undergone a liver transplant are at a three-fold risk of developing cancer than the general population, according to researchers.Transplantation, and subsequent immunosuppression which keeps ... Read more...

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Scientists identify cancer signatures


August 16th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers from Children''s Hospital Boston and Harvard University claim to have uncovered the trends in cancer gene expression in the developmental stages of various human tissues.The team ... Read more...

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Gene cluster discovery to aid better cancer therapies


May 26th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A promising new discovery of a gene cluster is likely to spur greater understanding of how cancers form and make possible the next generation of effective and user-friendly ... Read more...

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Genes that may pave the way for next-generation cancer therapies identified


May 26th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new class of genes, called cooperation response genes (CRGs), which can reveal a great deal about cancer cell function and may also help ... Read more...

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Quality of life impacts survival of cancer patients


May 17th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Quality of life is an important indicator of survival among cancer patients, according to researchers.Angelina Tan, Mayo Clinic cancer researcher and the lead author of the ... Read more...

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Lifeline Hospitals ties up with Cellworks for cancer research


March 24th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Lifeline Hospitals and Cellworks Research India Ltd, the research and development wing of California-based Cellworks Group Inc, have announced a year's collaboration for cancer research. The collaborative research ... Read more...

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Protein plays spoilsport, protects lung cancer cells


February 29th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) A protein helps lung cancer cells thrive by playing a spoilsport and blocking healthy cells' ability to fix themselves when radiation or nicotine damage their DNA, a new ... Read more...

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New marker to identify cancer stem cells discovered


December 4th, 2007 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4(ANI): A research conducted at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has discovered a marker that can identify stem cells in breast tumours.The marker, the researchers suggest, may have hold ... Read more...

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