Navigation Links
Early stage colon cancer characterized by inactivation of gatekeeper gene
Date:9/9/2008

tutional Review Board, to examine how RUNX3 is involved in colon cancer.

"My team and I have been working on our research for the past six years, and we are extremely excited about how our research findings can be translated into practical clinical applications to help patients suffering from cancers such as bladder, breast, colon and lung," said Dr. Ito. "We certainly look forward to our continuous teamwork with our clinical colleagues in improving the lives of cancer patients,"

The body usually has a fail-safe mechanism to get rid of abnormal cells. However, this does not work when RUNX3 is not present. RUNX3 is a gene that acts as a gatekeeper and prevents the uncontrolled growth of cells that may result in cancerous tumor. Disruption of the RUNX3 gene can cause colon cancer as well as many other types of cancers, including those of the bladder, breast, colon and lung.

Said John Wong, M.D., who is Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and director of Singapore's National University Cancer Institute, "Professor Ito's research offers exciting, fresh hope as it lays the groundwork for a diagnostic kit for early detection of colon cancer as well as a possible therapeutic target."

Lee Eng Hin, M.D., Executive Director of A*STAR's Biomedical Research Council, said, "This is a wonderful example of world-class research being done here. As biomedical research efforts in Singapore begin to reap clinically significant outcomes, the working relationships between our scientists and hospital clinicians must be further strengthened. Not only does the success of Professor Ito's work open new doors to colon cancer treatment, it also serves as a leading example for other scientists to follow."


'/>"/>

Contact: Cathy Yarbrough
sciencematter@yahoo.com
858-243-1814
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. A home early warning system for cardiac patients
2. Air-purifying church windows early nanotechnology
3. Clemson bioengineer wins prestigious Early Career Award
4. Newly discovered molecular switch helps decide cell type in early embryo development
5. New breastfeeding study shows most moms quit early
6. Multiple Sclerosis: new MRI contrast medium enables early diagnosis in animal model
7. Alcohol binges early in pregnancy increase risk of infant oral clefts
8. Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival
9. Study: Future snowmelt in West twice as early as expected; threatens ecosystems and water reserves
10. Huntingtons disease: catching it early
11. Embryo biopsy does not affect early growth and risk of congenital malformations in PGD/PGS babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rzzp3v/global_outlook_of ... "Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 " ... The global biometrics market is likely to witness ... owing to the uptake of multiple technologies available. ... enhances the growth of biometrics in existing applications ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , July 13, 2015 ... the leading developer of human interface solutions, today ... second generation touch and display driver integration (TDDI) ... solution is the first to combine Synaptics , ... expertise with proven display driver technology developed in ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... 9, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... interface solutions, today announced a new Match-in-Sensor™ ... hardware encapsulated fingerprint sensor and matching solution. ... literally off the grid, isolating fingerprint image ... the fingerprint sensor to provide ultimate protection ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 3Synaptics Announces Sampling of Second Generation TDDI Solutions 2Synaptics Announces Sampling of Second Generation TDDI Solutions 3Synaptics Announces World's First Match-in-Sensor Fingerprint Authentication Technology 2Synaptics Announces World's First Match-in-Sensor Fingerprint Authentication Technology 3
... the breakdown of cognition processes and typical emotional and ... believe that several genes are associated with an increased ... the disease by itself. It is likely that interactions ... to develop and that epigenetic change also plays a ...
... Studies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ... Science Foundation (NSF) to help realize potential benefits and ... The grant is supported jointly by three ... Biology, the Division of Environmental Biology, and the Engineering ...
... generally deleterious, even in flowering plants. Since inbreeding raises ... be expressed, inbred progeny suffer from reduced viability. ... reject their own pollen, thereby preventing inbreeding despite the ... that involves the interaction of a gene that tags ...
Cached Biology News:How does inbreeding avoidance evolve in plants? 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015  AsureQuality and ... molecular testing for applications in food and primary ... battery powered real-time PCR device, the Freedom4. ... right through to the supermarket shelf for producers, ... includes involvement in animal disease control and pest ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Research and Markets ... the "Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - 2025" ... Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 - 2025, report provides ... market. With the blockbuster biologics losing patent protection ... are being viewed as viable substitutes to the ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... July 29, 2015  AmnioChor Inc., an early stage ... very pleased to announce that the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation ... to invest in their seed round of development of ... storage capabilities. AmnioChor,s technology allows cryopreservation ... human stem cells living within those tissues. Amnion is ...
(Date:7/29/2015)...  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) announced today that ... on Thursday, August 13, 2015, before the open of ... host a conference call to discuss the financial results ... the financial results and business update will be publicly ... 1-866-376-8058 (US) or 1-412-542-4131 (international) and reference Pfenex to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AsureQuality and Ubiquitome Partner on Applications for Mobile Molecular Food Safety Testing 2Global Biosimilars Market to 2025: Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs), Insulin, Interferons, G-CSF/ GM-CSF, Erythropoietins and Others 2Global Biosimilars Market to 2025: Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs), Insulin, Interferons, G-CSF/ GM-CSF, Erythropoietins and Others 3The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Agrees to Invest in AmnioChor 2Pfenex To Report Second Quarter 2015 Results and Provide Business Update on Thursday, August 13, 2015 2
... supply ordering system that allows users to create a ... order. ProSource then provides these items in one location ... order. ProSource eliminates the need to order from multiple ... from the same location, all while helping to eliminate ...
... CALGARY, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SemBioSys Genetics Inc.,(TSX:SBS), ... for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, today announced that ... I/II human clinical trial of,plant-produced insulin now that ... (IND) application has passed. SemBioSys submitted,the application in ...
... Development of influenza VLP vaccines gains momentum with launch of ... IIa study of ... Inc.,(Nasdaq: NVAX ) announced today vaccination of healthy volunteers ... based seasonal influenza,vaccine. The Phase IIa randomized, placebo controlled clinical ...
Cached Biology Technology:ProSource 2.0 Offers Value, Savings for Lab Supplies 2SemBioSys eligible to proceed with Phase I/II plant-produced insulin trial after submission of IND 2SemBioSys eligible to proceed with Phase I/II plant-produced insulin trial after submission of IND 3Novavax Commences Clinical Testing of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate 2Novavax Commences Clinical Testing of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate 3Novavax Commences Clinical Testing of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate 4Novavax Commences Clinical Testing of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate 5
Roll of Mesh 5m x 25cm...
... Innovative HL-2000 HybriLinker combines the benefits of a ... self-contained, space saving unit. , ... Laboratory allows crosslinking ,and hybridization at one location ... HL-2000 operate independently of each other , ...
The bench-top stand comfortably holds up to 6 Finnpipette Digital single- and multichannel pipettes. The crossbars are made of a grippy material to keep the pipettes firmly in place. Individual shelf...
... Lambda Protein Phosphatase ( ... protein phosphatase with activity ... and tyrosine residues. It ... product of the ORF221 ...
Biology Products: