clinical cancer research

Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... 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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Biomarker-based blood test can predict metastasis risk in melanoma


April 16th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with melanoma has been identified.Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to ’starve’ cancer cells


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and ... Read more...

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First reliable prostate cancer test could be available within months


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): British scientists say that the first reliable test for prostate cancer could be available within months.Professor Robert Winston has hailed the 'exciting discovery', which is the culmination of ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... 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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Herpes virus helps treat cancer patients


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British researchers have successfully used a genetically engineered herpes virus to treat patients suffering from head and neck cancer. The virus was found to be more effective at killing ... Read more...

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Herpes virus can treat head and neck cancer


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Doctors have revealed that with the help of genetically engineered herpes virus they were able to successfully cure patients with head and neck cancer.A London hospital trial of ... Read more...

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Psychological intervention benefits breast cancer patients


June 9th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): According to a new study, stress-reducing psychological intervention boosts survival and quality of life for women with recurrent breast cancer over the long-term."Patients in the intervention arm evidenced ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight breast cancer


May 4th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A broccoli compound may help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, according to a new study.Stem cells are the small number of cells that ... Read more...

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Obesity associated with poor colon cancer prognosis


March 10th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): According to a new study, obese colon cancer patients are at greater risk for death or recurrent disease compared to those who are within a normal weight range.The ... Read more...

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Tobacco use ‘worsens outcomes in patients with HPV-positive head, neck cancer’


February 15th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center claim that patients with head and neck cancer linked to high risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, have worse outcomes if ... Read more...

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Mechanism that helps brain cancer evade immune system attack discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have found that cancer stem cells that trigger the most lethal type of brain tumour also suppress an ... Read more...

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Promising experimental drug against brain, prostate cancers


January 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) An experimental drug undergoing tests against breast and lung cancer shows promise in fighting brain cancer (glioblastoma) and prostate cancer too, says a new research. The drugs are especially ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 50 microRNAs in saliva that may help diagnose oral cancer


August 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): At least 50 microRNAs present in human saliva may prove helpful in detecting oral cancer, according to a study conducted in America.The findings of the study have ... Read more...

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Fatigue during radiotherapy ’caused by inflammation’


August 19th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that fatigue during radiotherapy for breast or prostate cancer might be caused by inflammation.Lead researcher Dr Julie Bower, an associate professor in the ... Read more...

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Soy may help treat canine cancer


April 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A new study from North Carolina State University has revealed that soy may help in treating canine cancers.The research team led by Dr. Steven Suter, assistant professor of ... Read more...

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Oily fish may cut prostrate cancer risk


March 25th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Eating oily fish just once a week can help fight prostate cancer, new research suggests.According to the study, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids found in ... Read more...

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Vegetable-based drug can inhibit melanoma: US researchers


March 2nd, 2009 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (Xinhua) Compounds extracted from green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, according to US cancer researchers. Tests on mice suggest that these ... Read more...

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Breast cancer gene mutations up prostate cancer risk


January 30th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that men who develop prostate cancer face an increased risk of having an aggressive tumour ... Read more...

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Discovery improves prospects of treating leukaemia


January 25th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Cardiff University scientists are at the forefront of discoveries which could pave the way for more effective treatment of leukaemia, known to respond poorly to existing drugs. Chris ... Read more...

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Stem cells can help realise personalized cancer treatment


January 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Israeli researchers have reached a step closer to realising the dream of developing personalized cancer therapies by using cancer cells from an ovarian cancer patient, human embryonic ... Read more...

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Simple blood test may predict chemotherapys success for lung cancer patients


January 1st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 1 (ANI): British scientists say that it may be possible to predict whether or not chemotherapy treatment would turn out to be successful for a lung cancer patient, by ... Read more...

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Grape-seed extract can help fight leukemia


December 31st, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): University of Kentucky researchers have found that grape seed extract can effectively kill leukemia cancer cells.Within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being ... Read more...

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Grape seed extract compels leukaemia cells to commit suicide


December 31st, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Grape seed extract compels leukaemia cells to commit suicide. University of Kentucky (U-K) researchers found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukaemia cells had died after exposure ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer promotes growth of new nerves


December 1st, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have found that prostate cancer promotes the growth of new nerves and the branching axons that carry ... Read more...

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Genetic proteins that can help detect progress to oesophageal cancer identified


November 4th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Rhode Island Hospital researchers say that they have identified genetic proteins that may help detect people who are likely to progress to oesophageal cancer. Writing about their breakthrough ... Read more...

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Simple saliva test could help detect oral cancer


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Clinicians could detect oral cancer with a simple test that detects proteins in saliva, according to a report.David T. Wong, associate dean for research, Los Angeles School of ... Read more...

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Simple saliva test could help detect oral cancer


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A simple test of saliva proteins could soon help doctors in detecting oral squamous cell carcinoma, a form of oral cancer, according to a new study.Led by ... Read more...

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Natural compound in Japanese, Chinese herbal medicines hits elusive target in cancer cells


July 12th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A natural compound from magnolia cones, found in Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines, has the ability to block an elusive pathway for cancer growth in a collaborative ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer vaccines more potent with hormone therapy


July 10th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Here's another disease where hormone therapy helps. A study has found that use of the therapy in prostate cancer helped the body target malignant cells more aggressively, besides ... Read more...

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Biomarkers that may help predict prostate cancer recurrence identified


June 18th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists from University of Texas Southwestern have identified seven biomarkers that may help predict prostate cancer recurrence in patients after surgery.Biomarkers are proteins circulating in a patients ... Read more...

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Breast cancer more aggressive among obese women


March 14th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer can turn out to be more aggressive among obese women.The study, led by Dr Massimo Cristofanilli, associate professor of ... Read more...

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Obese women tend to develop more aggressive breast cancers


March 14th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Overweight and obese women tend to develop more aggressive breast cancers with lower survival rates, according to a report in the latest issue of Clinical Cancer Research. "The ... Read more...

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