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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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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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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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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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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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Junk food during pregnancy ‘raises breast cancer risk for kids, grandkids’


April 20th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Pregnant women who gorge on junk food could be putting themselves at an increased risk of breast cancer that is passed down generations, say researchers.In their rat-based study, ... 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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Protein involved in leukemia plays mixed role in breast cancer development


June 14th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A protein involved in the growth of some forms of leukemia has now been found to play a mixed role in breast cancer development, say researchers.Experts from the ... Read more...

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Cholesterol ‘increases breast cancer drug’s resistance’


April 21st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has found that breast cancer cells that don't respond to tamoxifen may be producing high amounts ... Read more...

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Monoclonal antibodies can be used as potent immune weapons against cancer


March 22nd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, March 22 (ANI): A researcher at Georgetown University Medical Center''s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center says that monoclonal antibodies can be used as potent immune weapons against cancer. Louis Weiner, director of ... Read more...

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Two or more drinks a day up pancreatic cancer risk


March 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): The next time you raise your glass for a toast, remember this line: two or more alcoholic drinks a day could raise risk of developing pancreatic cancer.According ... Read more...

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Chocolate can actually keep you cancer free


June 14th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Now, chocoholics have a justified reason to savour their favourite sweet a new study has found that a synthetic chemical based on a compound found in cocoa ... Read more...

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Simple blood test may improve treatment response in breast cancer patients


May 16th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Doctors dependence on radiology studies such as CT scans and ultrasound for breast cancer therapy could soon become passe, thanks to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, ... Read more...

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Women without BRCA mutations at greater risk for breast cancer recurrence


May 5th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): High-risk women with breast cancer who do not have a BRCA1/2 mutation may face a greater chance for developing a second breast cancer than previously thought, suggests ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist says space radiation may cause prolonged cellular damage to astronauts


April 16th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study by a scientist of Indian origin has demonstrated that high-energy space radiation may cause prolonged cellular damage to astronauts, with conditions like premature aging ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil molecule that disrupts Ewing’s sarcoma oncogene


April 14th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): American scientists have identified a small molecule that may be helpful in inactivating a gene that causes Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer found in children and young ... Read more...

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Expressive writing makes cancer patients feel better about themselves


February 24th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Writing about ones own thoughts might help cancer patients change their attitude towards the disease in a positive way, says a new study.The study, led by Nancy P. ... Read more...

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Indian origin oncologists major breakthrough in liver cancer treatment


February 9th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 9 (ANI): A study led by an Indian oncologist has reported the novel discovery of both cancer stem cells and normal stem cells in the liver.The authors say ... Read more...

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Researchers find molecular ‘Achilles heel’ for half of breast cancer tumours


January 16th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Scientists in the Unites States have shown that a protein known as cyclin D1 may be the Achilles heel for estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast tumours, which is ... Read more...

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