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Drug for rare childhood cancer may help prevent prostate cancer spread


April 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug developed to treat Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, may also help prevent human prostate cancer from spreading.Researchers at Georgetown ... Read more...

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Inflammation may provide breeding ground for cancer


April 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A recent study has shown that inflammation can create fertile ground for cancer to develop.Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease ... 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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New test accurately detects aggressive prostate cancer


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new PSA test to screen for prostate cancer more accurately identified men with prostate cancer -- particularly the aggressive form of the disease -- and substantially reduced ... Read more...

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Eating strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have found that eating strawberries may be a way to help people at risk of esophageal cancer protect themselves from the disease.Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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How cigarette smoke affects smokers


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different 'metabolites' or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers.Smoke from cigarettes can affect nearly every organ in the ... 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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Study offers potential new targets for novel anti-HIV drugs


March 26th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): A new study has found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS, makes use of the base excision repair pathway when inserting its DNA into ... Read more...

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Novel method might help block for tumour growth


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study.This early ... Read more...

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Oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females: US study


March 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 09 (ANI): A UNC study has found an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three ... 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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New probiotic fights inflammatory bowel diseases


February 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers say that a genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese may be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such ... Read more...

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Bacteria that may have a key role in hardening of arteries identified


January 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bacteria that may have a key role in vascular pathogenesis, specifically atherosclerosis, or what is commonly referred to as 'hardening of the arteries'.Using tissue ... 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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Blacks more likely than whites to die from live cancer: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that black people with early stage liver cancer are more likely than white patients to die from ... Read more...

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Robotic surgery shows promise for head and neck cancer


December 21st, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have suggested that less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical ... Read more...

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Depression drug may ease pain from breast cancer treatment: Study


December 12th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, commonly used to treat depression and anxiety disorder, can effectively reduce joint and muscle pain associated with a breast cancer treatment.Researchers from ... Read more...

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New drug combo may treat newly diagnosed cancer patients


December 10th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A study led by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has indicated that a new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma may be ... Read more...

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Arjun Deb gets Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators


December 1st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Arjun Deb of Indian origin has been awarded the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators.Deb is an assistant professor of medicine ... 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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Discovery shows promise against severe side effect of chemo drug


November 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): A way to eliminate a debilitating side effect associated with one of the main chemotherapy drugs used for treating colon cancer has been found by a team of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist discovers cold virus that kills cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A study lead by a scientist of Indian origin discovered that a common virus, which can cause coughing and mild diarrhoea, has an ability to kill cancer.The scientists ... Read more...

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Biomarker may hold key to early diagnosis of lung cancer


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Early-stage lung cancer diagnosis may now be possible- as scientists have suggested that a biomarker may be used to develop a potential screening test.A collaboration between physicians and ... Read more...

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Rigorous exercise cuts breast cancer risk by 64pc


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that vigorous exercise for more than two hours per week reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors with physical limitations more likely to die


September 25th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.According to the study, ... 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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Protein that shuttles RNA into mitochrondria discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): An essential cell protein plays a key role in shuttling RNA into the mitochondria, the energy-producing "power plant" of the cell, found researchers.Scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth


August 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose to activate a key cellular pathway that drives ... Read more...

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African ancestry linked to high-risk breast cancer


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that African ancestry is linked to triple-negative breast cancer, which is harder to treat.Triple negative breast cancer is negative for three specific markers ... 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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Pain, dry mouth from radiation therapy affects sleep in cancer patients


July 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Head and neck cancer patients suffer from poor sleep quality due to chronic pain and dry mouth problems related to radiation treatments, according to a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles used to shrink tumors in mice


July 10th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that that mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), tiny particles with thousands of pores, can store and deliver chemotherapeutic drugs in vivo and effectively suppress tumors 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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How dietary supplement could block cancer cells


June 30th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found how a substance, which is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts, can block the proliferation of cancer cells.Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive ... Read more...

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