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Writer, intellectual Christopher Hitchens dies of cancer


December 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The celebrated British-American author and columnist Christopher Hitchens died of cancer-related complications at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 62.Hitchens was diagnosed with ... Read more...

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Pediatricians ‘can play a key role in promoting tobacco-free lifestyle’


February 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Pediatric healthcare professionals can play a prominent role in promoting a tobacco-free lifestyle among children and adolescents, say experts.Denormalization is a strategy for changing social norms and reinforcing ... Read more...

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A woman’s guide to age-proofing health


January 19th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center researchers have said that to age-proof her health, a woman must set health goals for every stage of life."So take ... Read more...

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Scientists produce mice from 2 fathers using stem cell technology


December 9th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Reproductive scientists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas have produced male and female mice from two fathers using stem cell technology.The achievement of two-father offspring in a ... Read more...

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Sam Champion’s Father Lt. Col. James H. Champion Passes Away


October 27th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The veteran anchor of "Good Morning America", Sam Champion has been missing from the show for a week. However, at last the people and the fans ... 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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Processed Red Meat Can Be Linked To Bladder Cancer


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Consumption of red meat is fraught with risks. It can eventually lead to cancer! The link of red meat & cancer has ... Read more...

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Off-the-shelf digital camera helps detect cancer cells


June 25th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): An off-the-shelf digital camera has been turned into an inexpensive device that is powerful enough to let doctors easily distinguish cancerous cells from healthy cells simply by viewing ... Read more...

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Don’t count on selenium to prevent lung cancer, suggests study


June 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that taking the popular mineral supplement selenium doesn't reduce the likelihood of lung cancer recurrence.Lead author Daniel D. Karp, a professor in the ... Read more...

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American Report Proclaims That Environmental Causes For Cancer Are Massively Miscalculated


May 7th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Ecological issues should be analyzed sincerely when unearthing reasons for cancer. This is in keeping with a report of the American President's Cancer Panel.The panel ... Read more...

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Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ... Read more...

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Well-cooked meat may increase bladder cancer risk


April 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Frequently eating meat, especially the one which is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may increase your chances of developing bladder cancer, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Billionaire Dan Duncan Dies Unexpectedly At Home


March 30th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Houston Texas has lost one of their most generous philanthropists at the age of 77. Dan Duncan, headed Enterprise, Duncan Energy Partners, and Enterprise GP Holdings as chairman. ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that triggers allergic response in humans identified


January 21st, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research on human cells has found a molecule thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), which directs immune cells to develop the ability to generate an allergic response. ... Read more...

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Growth factor targeted by cancer drugs also prevents heart problem


January 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A growth factor, called PDGFR, which is a common target of cancer drugs, has been found to play an important role in the heart's response to stress, according ... Read more...

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Pistachios ‘can cut lung cancer risk’


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A daily dose of pistachios can help keep lung cancer at bay, concludes a new study.According to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in ... Read more...

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Kanzius Machine: Ultimate Cure For Cancer?


October 19th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey October 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Here's another shining example of how a degree is not the only thing that takes you a long way. John Kanzius, a former businessman and radio ... Read more...

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Lifestyle choices do affect cancer incidence and treatment


September 25th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Lifestyle choices do affect the incidence and treatment of cancer, according to a study.Published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (AJLM), the study looked at recent ... 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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Gene that raises bladder cancer risk identified


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): A gene variation of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene, called rs2294008, can increase the risk of urinary bladder cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas ... Read more...

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Common diabetic therapy reduces pancreatic cancer risk


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): A commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drug can reduce an individual's risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 62 percent, according to a new study.The research from The University of Texas ... Read more...

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New targeted therapy delivers chemo directly to ovarian cancer cells


July 30th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Using a protein, called EphA2, researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have successfully delivered chemotherapy in a highly selective manner in preclinical models ... Read more...

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Protein summons help DNA repair teams fix cancer-causing defects


June 20th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A tumour-suppressing protein, called BRIT1, gives signal to cellular repair mechanisms to pounce on damaged DNA by overcoming a barrier to DNA access, according to a study.Led by ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine raises hope for patients with advanced melanoma


May 31st, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center claim that a vaccine for advanced melanoma has shown improved response rates and progression-free survival for patients ... Read more...

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Gene that may offer breast cancer diagnostic marker identified


May 5th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have identified a gene that may provide a new breast cancer prognostic marker.In the study, Ann Killary ... Read more...

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Drug that inhibits acute leukemia cell growth discovered


April 25th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): American researchers have found how to turn off a certain receptor that promotes the growth of leukemia cells.The study by researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The ... Read more...

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New cancer drug restricts neuroblastoma growth by 75 pct


April 24th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A research team has found a novel drug that reduces the growth of neuroblastoma, a childhood brain cancer, by more than 75 percent.A study, conducted with human neuroblastoma ... Read more...

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Pre-surgical stress management sessions improve men’s mood, quality of life


April 7th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that brief stress management sessions prior to and immediately after surgery may have both short- and long-term benefit for men undergoing a radical ... Read more...

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Pregnancy has no impact on breast cancer survival


February 9th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Women who develop breast cancer during their pregnancy have no difference in rates of local recurrence, distant metastases, and overall survival as compared to other young women ... Read more...

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Scientists use gold nanospheres, near-infrared light to cook tumour


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 2 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have announced that they have been successful in equipping hollow gold nanospheres with a targeting peptide ... Read more...

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Scientists pave way for identification of risk factors in unaffected breasts of cancer patients


January 26th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified certain patient and tumour characteristics, which might help detect which of the ... Read more...

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Abnormal genes in DNA repair may help predict pancreatic cancer risk


January 15th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that abnormal genes that repair mistakes in DNA replication may act as an indicator ... Read more...

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Protein expression predicts breast cancer survival in an unexpected way


December 14th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has revealed that the expression of the microtubule-binding protein Tau is not a ... Read more...

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MRI with alternated mammography can effectively detect breast cancers


December 14th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alternated with mammography at six-month intervals can detect breast ... Read more...

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New species of leprosy bacterium identified


November 25th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Through genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, scientists have identified a new species of bacterium that causes leprosy.The researchers named the new species Mycobacterium lepromatosis.Lead ... Read more...

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