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:5/12/2016)... 2016 WearablesResearch.com , a brand of ... results from the Q1 wave of its quarterly wearables ... consumers, receptivity to a program where they would receive ... insurance company. "We were surprised to see ... Michael LaColla , CEO of Troubadour Research, "primarily because ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... India and LONDON ... Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product ... and Onegini today announced a partnership to integrate ... solutions.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ... to provide their customers enhanced security to access ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... , April 14, 2016 ... and Malware Detection, today announced the appointment of ... the new role. Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes ... the heels of the deployment of its platform at ... behavioral biometric technology, which discerns unique cognitive and physiological ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/20/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine Company, VetStem Biopharma ., ... over 100 of their own patients with the VetStem Cell Therapy. Each of these ... for their patients. , The veterinarians are Dr Ross Rich former owner of ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... 19, 2016  AdvancedFlow Systems Inc. (AFS), a ... out of Maple Ridge, British Columbia ... its existing portfolio of contract manufacturing clients by ... with its sister companies Surround Technologies (STI) and ... industrial group that specializes in providing contract manufacturing ...
(Date:5/18/2016)... ... May 18, 2016 , ... Tech Coast Angels (TCA) today announced ... Therapeutics at the annual ACA Summit last week in Philadelphia. , The ... ACA’s member angel groups. It is the highest honor available for an early-stage company ...
(Date:5/18/2016)... , ... May 18, 2016 , ... The Academy of ... now celebrating its dream of reaching a total of $1 million in awarded scholarships. ... to 10 high school graduates from across the nation has helped bring the total ...
Breaking Biology Technology: