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Genetic variation that cuts bladder cancer risk identified


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a common genetic variation, which is linked to both bladder cancer risk and to the length ... Read more...

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‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles may help fight cancer


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): New research, including an Indian-origin boffin, suggests that 'good cholesterol' (High-density lipoprotein) can act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer.A research team, led by scientists ... Read more...

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Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered


March 15th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs.A team led by scientists at ... Read more...

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Combo therapy may overcome Herceptin-resistant breast cancer


March 14th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Breast cancer tumours may take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a combination therapy could restore a tumour's vulnerability to treatment, according to a new ... Read more...

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Overabundance of protein promotes growth of breast cancer stem cells


February 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have said that an essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer ... Read more...

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Small molecule may deactivate enemy of cancer-fighting p53


December 8th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists are conducting a pioneering clinical trial to test the effectiveness in leukemia of a small molecule that shuts down MDM2, a protein that can disable the well-known ... Read more...

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Potential new target for treatment of ovarian cancer identified


August 17th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new target for the treatment of ovarian cancer.For the first time, Salt Inducible Kinase 2 (SIK2) has been found to play a critical ... Read more...

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Boffins discover key enzyme in DNA repair pathway


July 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have identified an enzyme crucial to a type of DNA repair that also causes resistance to a class of cancer drugs most commonly used against ovarian cancer.Researchers ... Read more...

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Chemo-Vandetanib combo effective for lung cancer treatment: Study


June 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Oral targeted therapy Vandetanib shows clinical benefit when combined with standard chemotherapy for lung cancer, a new international Phase III trial has shown.The research from The University of ... Read more...

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Shark cartilage does not improve lung cancer survival


May 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, ... Read more...

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New tool for early detection of ovarian cancer


May 21st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): CA-125, the protein long-recognized for predicting ovarian cancer recurrence, has now emerged as a promising tool for early-stage disease, found researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson ... Read more...

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Transplanted adult stem cells could heal injured hearts


May 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In a study on mouse model, scientists found that human adult stem cells injected around the damage caused by a heart attack survived in the heart and improved ... Read more...

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Early UVA light exposure ‘doesn’t cause melanoma’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma.The researchers, therefore, concluded that ... Read more...

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Stress can make tumours grow bigger


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that hormones produced during periods of stress accelerate the growth of tumours.Chronic stress has recently been implicated as a factor that may increase the ... Read more...

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Why certain anticancer cancer drugs cause heart failure


January 12th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, say they have discovered why certain anticancer drugs cause heart failure in some patients.Several types of cancer ... Read more...

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Protein that underpins prostate cancer cells to cause disease in bones unveiled


July 11th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, have gained fresh insights into the mechanisms by which prostate cancer cells spread to the bones.The ... Read more...

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Biases may hit results of studies of cancer treatment


April 21st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Observational studies comparing outcomes of different cancer therapies are susceptible to inaccuracies resulting from certain biases, according to a new study.Dr. Sharon H. Giordano and her ... Read more...

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