Navigation Links
Researcher finds way to identify aggressive cancers in black women
Date:12/11/2013

African-American women who get breast cancer often get more aggressive forms of the disease and at younger ages than other women.

But a Georgia State University researcher has found a way to identify these aggressive cancers in black women, which would let their doctors customize their treatment.

Ritu Aneja, associate professor of biology, has been studying a protein called HSET. Earlier studies have linked elevated levels of HSET to the spread of lung cancer to the brain. Others have found that HSET is also abnormally high in a particularly vicious kind of breast cancer, called triple-negative breast cancer, that most commonly occurs in African-American women.

Aneja's federally funded work went a step beyond to see if tests for the protein could help doctors identify aggressive breast cancers in African-American patients. She and her colleagues analyzed breast tumor tissue samples from 149 African-American women and 44 non-Hispanic white women.

She found the samples from African-American women were three times as likely to show high levels of HSET. Her team was also able to link elevated HSET levels to poorer medical outcomes for African American women, but not in white women.

"We were surprised that HSET levels appeared to be a better predictor of cancer outcomes than other routinely used breast cancer predictors," Aneja said. "We are working round the clock to define ways to use this biomarker most effectively and as soon as possible in a clinical setting."

The research was presented at the sixth American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, which took place Dec. 6-9.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ann Claycombe
claycombe@gsu.edu
404-413-5047
Georgia State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
3. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
4. U of Alberta researcher steps closer to understand autoimmune diseases
5. Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
6. UNH researchers find African farmers need better climate change data to improve farming practices
7. Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
8. Researchers uncover molecular pathway through which common yeast becomes fungal pathogen
9. Researchers print live cells with a standard inkjet printer
10. Columbia Engineering and Penn researchers increase speed of single-molecule measurements
11. Researchers reveal how a single gene mutation leads to uncontrolled obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researcher finds way to identify aggressive cancers in black women
(Date:11/16/2016)... 2016 Sensory Inc ., a ... for consumer electronics, and VeriTran , a ... industry, today announced a global partnership that will ... authenticate users of mobile banking and mobile payments ... software which requires no specialized biometric scanners, yet ...
(Date:11/14/2016)... , Nov. 14, 2016  Based on ... market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes FST Biometrics ... Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. FST Biometrics ... biometric identification market by pioneering In Motion ... for instant, seamless, and non-invasive verification. This ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security ... solutions for the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for ... (CBP), explains that CBP intends to add biometrics to ... United States , in order to deter visa ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)...  Renova™ Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing gene ... 2 diabetes, announced that it has obtained a ... vector developed in the laboratory of Professor ... The company plans to use this vector in ... "Early research has shown promise ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), ... panel range with the launch of the SureSeq myPanel™ NGS ... variants in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The panel delivers single nucleotide ... single small panel and allows customisation by ,mix and match, ... for LDLR , P C SK9 ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... , ... This CAST literature review and report looks at problems caused by ... economic effects in countries that are major global commodity exporters and importers, which show ... of low level presence (LLP) puts large volumes of trade worth billions of dollars ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... SEOUL, South Korea , Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... completed a $21 billion KRW (US $18.9M) Series A ... Management, Kolon Investment, G.N. Tech Venture and SNU Bio ... by Eutilex to 30.5 billion KRW (US $27.7M) since ... will help Eutilex to bolster the development and commercialization ...
Breaking Biology Technology: