Navigation Links
Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer
Date:3/8/2010

Discovery could lead to blood test that would aid prevention efforts, scientist says

MONDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two proteins that might serve as biomarkers for predicting the spread of colon cancer have been identified by Chinese scientists.

They compared proteins produced by primary and metastatic colon cancer cells and found that two proteins occurred at much higher levels in the metastatic cancer cells than in the primary cancer cells.

Blood tests to check for the two proteins could help predict the spread of colon cancer, leading to earlier intervention and treatment, said researcher Maode Lai and colleagues.

The study was published in the Journal of Proteome Research.

In 2009, about 150,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and nearly 50,000 people died of the diseases, according to the American Cancer Society. Surgery is the main method of treating colon cancer, but half of those who have surgery experience a recurrence of the cancer within five years because it has spread to other parts of the body, the researchers said.

Metastatic colon cancer can be difficult to detect. The researchers said that no reliable biomarkers for predicting the spread of colon cancer currently exist.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about colon and rectal cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Chemical Society, news release, March 3, 2010


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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. SIBLING proteins may predict oral cancer
2. Key to Hepatitis C May Be Two Cellular Proteins
3. Caltech scientists show how ubiquitin chains are added to cell-cycle proteins
4. Researchers identify proteins in lung cancer cells that may provide potential drug targets
5. Loss of tumor-suppressor and DNA-maintenance proteins causes tissue demise
6. New findings about brain proteins suggest possible way to fight Alzheimers
7. Replication at DNA damage sites highlights Fanconi anemia and breast cancer proteins
8. New Antibiotics May Target Cancer-Causing Proteins
9. Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimers Prediction and Diagnosis
10. Researchers identify key proteins needed for ovulation
11. Scripps research scientists model 3D structures of proteins that control human clock
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/24/2020)... ... January 24, 2020 , ... Devcool Inc ( http://www.devcool.com ... it has completed its spin-off of HiPaaS, Inc ( http://www.hipaas.com ). HiPaaS ... Inc continues its growth and focuses on Healthcare consulting services. , With ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... The Icahn School of ... and patient care—today announced the recipients of the first-of-its-kind Distinguished Scholar Award, a ... Medicine. The awards aim to mitigate gender gaps in medical research by supporting ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... Okla (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... partnered with RespirCare, LLC, a first-of-its-kind, full-service pulmonology clinic based in Tulsa, to ... Under the agreement, MCNDOH patients will also have access to HGE Health’s digital ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... 23, 2020 , ... Three leading healthcare organizations, Advocate Aurora ... diagnostic quality and safety by joining the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis , ... patient advocacy. , “Diagnostic error is one of the most important safety problems ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... Ga. (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2020 , ... Dr. ... McCalla to become a new member of their professional dental staff. The ... including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry and restorative dentistry, all in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/27/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Respected dentists, Drs. Kenneth and Jonathan Nash ... Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The dentists performed advanced dental procedures on underprivileged patients ... surgery for dental implants to replace missing teeth in Vicksburg, MS, ...
(Date:1/27/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... January 27, 2020 , ... A ... Xiaofeng, a 15-year-old girl living in China’s Liaoning province afflicted with a rare disease ... had the appearance of a woman in her sixties or older. With the help ...
(Date:1/27/2020)... ... January 27, 2020 , ... ... Qigong Grand Master, founder of Global Healing Alliance, Bay Area , https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/121202/dare-to-dream-and-live-it ... September 28th, the same day as Confucious, travels the world teaching the gentle ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: