Navigation Links
Researchers attack stem cells that cause colon cancer
Date:4/28/2010

Many of the colon cancer cells that form tumors can be killed by genetically short-circuiting the cells' ability to absorb a key nutrient, a new study has found. While the findings are encouraging, the test tube study using human colon cancer cells also illustrates the difficulty of defeating these cells, known as cancer stem cells (CSCs).

"It is becoming more evident that only a small number of cells in the tumor are capable of forming the tumor, namely the cancer stem cells," said one of the study's authors Adhip P.N. Majumdar of the VA Medical Center and Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University in Detroit. "So the new strategy is to eliminate the cancer stem cells and thus lower the recurrence of cancer."

Colorectal cancer remains the third deadliest cancer in the U.S. There are 147,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year, and 49,920 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. About half of all cancers, including colon cancer, reoccur within five years of treatment, Majumdar said.

Majumdar will present the study, "IFG-1R regulation of colon cancer stem cells," on Wednesday, April 28 at the Experimental Biology 2010 conference. The presentation is part of the cancer stem cell track sponsored by the American Society for Investigative Pathology. The conference takes place April 24-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Majumdar carried out the study with Yingie Yu and Bhaumik B. Patel, who are also with Wayne State University.

Tumor factories

Unlike most cells in the body, which are programmed to die after dividing a number of times, normal adult stem cells have a remarkable ability to renew themselves by dividing almost without limit. In addition to this ability to replicate, they can also develop into many different types of cells, such as new heart muscle cells or intestinal cells. In the mature organism, stem cells play a critical role of renewal, replacing dead cells and repairing tissue.'/>"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
media@faseb.org
714-765-2012
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nutrition researchers to develop new growth charts for children with Down syndrome
2. MU researchers show potential for new cancer detection and therapy method
3. Researchers successfully lower radiation dose associated with pediatric chest CT scans
4. Researchers identify a new breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene
5. Researchers show that nitric oxide-donating naproxen can boost colorectal cancer prevention
6. Vitamin K may protect against developing non-Hodgkins lymphoma, say Mayo Clinic researchers
7. UAB researchers find 4 biomarkers important in colorectal cancer treatment prognosis
8. UAB researchers find 4 biomarkers important in colerectal cancer treatment prognosis
9. USC researchers discover new molecular subtype of brain cancer
10. Plant pathogen genetically tailors attacks to each part of host, say Stanford researchers
11. Researchers find compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Hastings and Hastings, a law firm ... record number of legal representation client review requests for slip ... a steady rise in the number of slip and fall ... throughout the Valley. With that said, a large number of ... an experienced law firm. Hastings and Hastings is a personal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Liberty University has received ... program from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling ... of Liberty’s Center for Counseling & Family Studies , ... of the university’s new School of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family ... by TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel for ... the world for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. , ... The website is home to millions of unbiased and honest ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently ... thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry into ... prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO of ... he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Minn. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue Cross ... those Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... chance for people to share their stories about how they ... or simply inspired others by living in the moment. By ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hastings and Hastings Reports a Record Number of Client Review Requests for Slip and Fall Accidents in 2014 2Health News:Liberty University's Resident Master’s Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2
... health degree careers and the alternative medicine ... as holistic health fields demonstrate continued growth. ... career site and school directory, recently launched ... reflexology career resource centers to help prospective ...
... Spectrum - a leading FDA software development company - provides medical ... their latest free technical report, available now. , ... ... leading FDA software development company Full Spectrum informs ...
... Therapeutics, Inc.,(Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today that the ... were,presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 50th ... In one presentation, the Italian Cooperative ... of single dose Zevalin as sole initial treatment in,15 ...
... BEDFORD, Ohio, Dec. 8 Ben Venue Laboratories, ... 2008 Governor,s Award for Outstanding,Achievement in Environmental Stewardship ... Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on December 3, 2008.,The ... and safety,management system that strives to promote a ...
... for people living with HIV/AIDS. , ... Dakar, Senegal ... AIDS Day , global health activists gathered for the International Conference ... 6,000 people from 163 countries signed a petition demanding insecticide-treated nets ...
... NEW YORK, Dec. 8 Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. today ... Vice President of Pharmacy Operations effective December 1, 2008. ... Executive Officer. His appointment adds value and expertise to ... the appointments of several other senior executives. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Natural Healers Researches Natural Health Careers to Make the Prospective Holistic Health Students' Job Easier 2Health News:Natural Healers Researches Natural Health Careers to Make the Prospective Holistic Health Students' Job Easier 3Health News:Aimed at Medical Device Makers, FDA Software Development Company Full Spectrum Releases Free Technical Report on Software Protection Technology 2Health News:Three Italian Multicenter Studies Report High (>70%) Rates of Complete Remission (CR) Utilizing Zevalin Radio-Immunotherapy (RIT) in Treatment of Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2Health News:Three Italian Multicenter Studies Report High (>70%) Rates of Complete Remission (CR) Utilizing Zevalin Radio-Immunotherapy (RIT) in Treatment of Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 3Health News:Three Italian Multicenter Studies Report High (>70%) Rates of Complete Remission (CR) Utilizing Zevalin Radio-Immunotherapy (RIT) in Treatment of Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 4Health News:Three Italian Multicenter Studies Report High (>70%) Rates of Complete Remission (CR) Utilizing Zevalin Radio-Immunotherapy (RIT) in Treatment of Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 5Health News:Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. Named Recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Stewardship 2Health News:Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. Named Recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Stewardship 3Health News:Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. Named Recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Stewardship 4Health News:Thousands Sign Petition for Action on HIV/AIDS and Malaria 2Health News:Thousands Sign Petition for Action on HIV/AIDS and Malaria 3Health News:Thousands Sign Petition for Action on HIV/AIDS and Malaria 4Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Further Strengthens Management Team With Addition of Frank Scorpiniti, SVP, Pharmacy Operations 2Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Further Strengthens Management Team With Addition of Frank Scorpiniti, SVP, Pharmacy Operations 3
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Pete Rose, baseball,s all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson ... Ducere Pharma has announced. "Pete,s a Hall of ... him on board with Myoflex," said Ducere Pharma Chief Executive ... who is known across all generations. The passion and intensity ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... VEGAS , Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood America, ... ) ("CBAI" or the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, ... www.sec.gov ) today, and provides an update for shareholders detailing ... shares is requested. Dear Shareholders, As ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm Campbell ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall ... (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal contributions ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4
... Feb. 16, 2012  OnSiteRx®, Inc. ( http://www.onsiterx.com ), parent ... Covenant Health Network, announces today that they have successfully ... in a long-term care facility in the state of ... can increase patient safety and lower medication cost," states ...
... 16, 2012  Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX ) ... the fourth quarter and year end 2011 on Thursday, February ... Idenix management will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ... financial results for the fourth quarter and year end 2011 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:OnSiteRx® Launches First for Arizona: Automated Drug Dispensing in Nursing Home 2
All welded construction for strength and durability. Choice of stainless steel or chrome plated models....
All welded construction for strength and durability. Choice of stainless steel or chrome plated models....
All welded construction for strength and durability. Choice of stainless steel or chrome plated models....
Ideal for surgical procedures, these portable stands fit into tight areas for easy instrument access. Easy placement over patient....
Medicine Products: