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Study shows that a new experimental cancer drug delays breast tumor growth


June 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has shown that an experimental breast cancer drug which has been produced by Roche Holding can slow down the growth of a breast cancer ... Read more...

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Gene causing lung cancer identified


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 6 (IANS) A gene responsible for lung cancer has been identified by scientists here.Cancer stem cells or tumor-initiating cells (TIC) are responsible for tumor growth, Xinhua reported quoting ... Read more...

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Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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‘Immune profile’ may guide chemotherapy for breast cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an 'immune profile' - the relative levels of three types of immune cells within ... Read more...

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New tool opens alternate door to prostate cancer diagnosis


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it may not be necessary to look for tumors directly in patients with prostate cancer - analyzing non-tumor tissue may be an ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for lung cancer identified


April 1st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a new therapeutic target for lung cancer.It was found that a variant of the protein AIMP2 is highly expressed in ... Read more...

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Frequent CT scanning for testicular cancer linked to secondary cancers


March 31st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Older men with early-stage testicular cancer who opt for surveillance with regular CT scans over lymph node removal are at greater risk for secondary cancers, according to a ... Read more...

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New treatment shows promise in the fight against breast cancer


March 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a promising treatment to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors.According to researchers, the treatment combines two innovative strategies: blocking the ... Read more...

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New method reveals how cancerous tumors evolve and spread


March 14th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A new method of analyzing cancerous tumors suggests that tumors may not evolve gradually, but rather in punctuated or staccato-like bursts.The finding has shed new light on the ... Read more...

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Scientists find molecular switch that controls skin growth


March 4th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem cells when it's time to grow more skin, as well as a "crowd control" molecule that ... Read more...

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Genetic pathways involved in breast cancer identified


March 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a genetic pathway that affects the development of breast cancer.The discovery could help predict which patients are at risk of relapse for the disease.By studying ... Read more...

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Protein that fuels inflammation in pancreatic and breast tumors identified


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that drives tumor-promoting inflammation in pancreatic and breast tumors.Inflammatory reactions come in several flavors-Th1 and Th2, for example-each classified according to the proteins, ... Read more...

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Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

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How breast cancer cells dodge immune system and survive


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to understanding how breast cancer progresses in real patients.They have discovered a new way breast cancer cells dodge the immune system and promote ... Read more...

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New way to stop pancreatic cancer in early stages discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oklahoma have found a novel way to stop early stage pancreatic cancer.C.V. Rao, and his team were able to show for the first ... Read more...

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New genetic signatures of breast cancer drug resistance identified


January 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Researchers have identified more than 30 breast cancer gene targets-including several novel genes-that are involved in drug resistance to a leading chemotherapy treatment.The study conducted by Josh LaBaer's ... Read more...

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Drop in breast cancer rates linked to reduced hormone therapy


December 1st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new UCSF study, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as well ... Read more...

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New way to halt expansion of breast cancer stem cells discovered


November 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to halt the expansion of breast cancer stem cells (CSCs).Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to ... Read more...

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Targeted drug therapy shows promise against deadly form of lung cancer


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists say that a targeted therapy is showing great promise in patients with a deadly form of lung cancer.The multicenter study is testing whether the drug crizotinib ... 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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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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Fat stem cells for breast reconstruction safe when cancer is dormant


September 17th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has suggested that fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as ... Read more...

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How cancer ‘eats patients alive’


September 5th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 05 (ANI): Scientists have proposed a new theory about how cancer cells grow and survive.The finding could help researchers design better diagnostics and therapies to target high-risk cancer patients.A large ... Read more...

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Cancer Cells May Kill Themselves On Taking A Painkiller


June 21st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A U.S. research study has suggested that a painkiller may stimulate the cancer cells to kill themselves. The researchers of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research ... Read more...

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Painkilling drug shuts down cancer cell growth


June 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): It has been previously observed that people who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin have lower incidences of certain types of cancer. Now, investigators at Sanford-Burnham ... Read more...

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Protein that thwarts tumor invasion uncovered


June 6th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Cancer cells lacking a key protein are more invasive and more likely to metastasize, providing a possible drug target to combat certain tumor types, scientists at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Nanosponge drug treatment 3-5 times more effective than jabs


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that a delivery system based on a technique called nanosponge is three to five times more effective at reducing tumor growth than direct injection."Effective targeted ... Read more...

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Protein that spurs spread of prostate cancer discovered


May 20th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that Stat5, a signaling protein previously found to be key to survival of prostate cancer, is also involved in metastasis.The study, conducted by researchers from ... Read more...

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Gene’s role in breast-tumor growth unlocked


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new research helps explain why breast-milk cells lose their structure, causing them to clump up in strange ways and sometimes become cancer tumors.With the support of Chen ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug could help prevent lung cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Metformin, a mainstay of treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes, is believed to be useful in preventing lung cancer.However, researchers are waiting for its confirmation in clinical ... Read more...

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Lactate’s role in development of breast cancer


April 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Researchers from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have revealed the role lactate plays in the development of breast cancer cells and surrounding connective tissue.A known ... Read more...

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Targeted treatment for prostate cancer to be tested


April 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are set to test targeted treatment for prostate cancer.The partnership with Areva Med will see UC scientists using the lab of Zhongyun ... Read more...

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Treatment for deadly brain tumor found


January 20th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Rhode Island Hospital researchers have identified a treatment in animal models for glioblastomas - deadly brain tumors.Such tumors which, once diagnosed, offer a poor prognosis and relatively short ... Read more...

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Protein that could treat aggressive brain tumour identified


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A protein, called TRPC6, could hold the key to treating one of the most common and aggressive brain tumours in adults, according to biomedical researchers at the ... Read more...

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