Navigation Links
Study highlights possible new approach to prostate cancer treatment
Date:8/1/2013

CINCINNATI -- A study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies a new therapeutic approach to treat prostate cancer.

Conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the research shows that expression of the FoxM1 protein is essential for prostate cancer to develop in mouse models. The study appears in the journal's Aug. 2 edition.

The study also shows that depletion of FoxM1 in prostate epithelial cells inhibits tumor cell proliferation, the process by which new blood vessels are formed, and metastasis -- the spread of cancer to other organs of the body.

"It is possible that FoxM1 is important for both cancer initiation and cancer progression," says Tanya Kalin, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist in the division of Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children's and senior author of the study. "Our findings provide the foundation for the development of new therapeutic approaches based on inhibition of FoxM1."

FoxM1 is known to be involved in most solid tumor cancers. Kalin's lab published a study in 2006 showing that increased levels of FoxM1 were associated with the development and progression of prostate cancer in mice. Although the current study focuses primarily on prostate cancer, the findings could also help researchers better understand the pathogenesis of pediatric disease.

In this new study, Kalin and colleagues at Cincinnati Children's studied a novel mouse model of prostate cancer. In this model, loss of FoxM1 decreased tumor growth and metastasis. Without this model, over-expression of FoxM1, either alone or in combination with inhibition of a tumor suppressor known as p19ARF caused a robust proliferation of epithelial cells. This proliferation of cells was not enough to induce progression from proliferation to actual prostate cancer, but it caused small prostate epithelial tubes to shrink.


'/>"/>

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Breath analysis reliably indicates presence, level of infection in mice, UCI study finds
2. Southerners are less trusting, but trust is a factor in environmental cooperation, study shows
3. Study investigates extraordinary trout with tolerance to heavily polluted water
4. Extinct ancient ape did not walk like a human, study shows
5. Study explains Pacific equatorial cold water region
6. Study finds depletion of alveolar macrophages linked to bacterial super-infections
7. New study finds nighttime heat waves increasing in Pacific Northwest
8. Study finds missing piece of pediatric cancer puzzle
9. Its not just the heat -- its the ozone: Study highlights hidden dangers
10. LSUHSC researcher awarded NCI grant to study link between chronic inflammation and cancer
11. Healthrageous, United BioSource And Boehringer Ingelheim Launch SMART Digital Diabetes Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/19/2016)... , UAE, April 20, 2016 ... implemented as a compact web-based "all-in-one" system solution for ... biometric fingerprint reader or the door interface with integration ... modern access control systems. The minimal dimensions of the ... readers into the building installations offer considerable freedom of ...
(Date:4/13/2016)... 13, 2016  IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients in ... new clinical standard in telehealth thanks to a new ... higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key health ... mass index, and, when they opt in, share them ... to a local retail location at no cost. By ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... , March 23, 2016 ... Interesse erhöhter Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit ... Inc. (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein ... dass das Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um ... der Finanzdienstleistungsbranche, wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... with its clients in mind, the fresh look and added functionality give the ... “Recent years have seen a dynamic shift in agriculture – from precision farming ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... to report on the pre-launch success of their revolutionary, veterinarian-designed product for indoor ... to stalk, trap, and play with their food the way nature intended. NoBowls ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Irvine, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... research leader in personalized pain medicine, is excited to announce the launch of ... to supporting public health studies, volunteerism, and education to promote the use of ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... by Transparency Market Research "Separation Systems for Commercial ... Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - 2023", the ... at US$ 10,665.5 Mn in 2014 and is ... from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$ 19,227.8 ...
Breaking Biology Technology: