Navigation Links
New Form of Painkiller May Fight Colon Cancer
Date:4/21/2010

Lab tests suggest that variation of naproxen might nip cancer in the bud, expert says,,

WEDNESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to previous research suggesting that painkillers can reduce the risk for colon cancer, researchers report that an investigational form of the drug naproxen blocks a molecular process that leads to the disease.

Commonly known by such brand names as Aleve, Anaprox and Naprosyn, the standard form of naproxen is a generic pain medication.

Though the drug has been tested only in the laboratory, not on people, "it appears that the investigational form of naproxen we studied may be more effective than standard naproxen in inhibiting colorectal tumor development," Margie Clapper, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, said in a news release from the center. "An added benefit would be the reduced gastrointestinal toxicity of this novel type of naproxen."

Researchers found that the new type of naproxen, known as NO-naproxen, appeared to block a signaling pathway that plays a role in the formation of colorectal cancer.

Based on laboratory data, "we think that NO-naproxen is much better than naproxen in nipping this whole process in the bud," Clapper said.

The scientists are testing their finding in mice but do not yet have the results.

The study findings were scheduled to be released at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 17 to 21 in Washington D.C.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about colon cancer.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Fox Chase Cancer Center, news release, April 21, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Another perk of painkillers? Decreased hormone levels may reduce cancer risk
2. Painkillers Lower Estrogen Levels, May Explain Cancer Reduction Risk
3. Overdoses From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise
4. Makers of Powerful Painkillers Present Safety Plans
5. San Francisco Firefighters: Increased Risk for Bladder Cancer – Testing Underway
6. Firefighters Walk Over 60,000 Miles in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' Fitness Challenge
7. Hormone Therapy May Fight Resistant Prostate Cancer
8. Registration Now Open for Little Red Door's Unite 2 Fight Race Against Prostate Cancer Saturday, July 10, 2010
9. Author Erin Morrow Still Releases "Fighting MS: Strength in Numbers"
10. Scientists Find Clues to How the Body Fights Off HIV
11. Sokolove Law Helps Thousands of Consumers Fight Unfair Disability Insurance Denial
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing ... fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) ... and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton ... until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the ... Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)...  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... regulations. ... a flu shot is by the end of October, according to the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on ... conference call on that day with the investment community ... The conference call will begin at 9 ... can access a live webcast of the conference call ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised ... reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers ... intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled ... December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: