Navigation Links
Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer

A hormone that is important in the control of blood pressure also shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice, suggesting a new way to prevent or treat the deadly cancer, according to scientists. //

Reporting in the journal Cancer Research, the scientists said that in mice treated with the hormone, angiotensin-(1-7), tumor volume decreased by 30 percent. In mice that did not receive the treatment, the tumor size more than doubled.

Patricia E. Gallagher, Ph.D., and E. Ann Tallant, Ph.D., senior researchers on the project, had previously reported a similar effect in lung cancer cells studied in the laboratory.

'The current study is the first demonstration of the effect in animals,' said Tallant. 'Taken together, the two studies suggest a novel treatment for lung cancer, a disease that kills an estimated 170,000 Americans each year.'

Wake Forest's Comprehensive Cancer Center will begin studies of the hormone in cancer patients.

'We hope that our clinical trials of angiotensin-(1-7) will lead to the identification of an effective new cancer treatment for our patients,' said Frank M. Torti, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Cancer Center, which helped fund the early development of angiotensin (1-7) as an anticancer treatment.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries, accounting for about 170,000 new cases each year in the U.S. In almost two-thirds of cases, the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes by the time of diagnosis, reducing the chances of successful treatment. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is about 14 percent, the researchers said.

'This grim prognosis indicates a continued need for novel treatment approaches to reduce lung cancer deaths,' said Gallagher.

The idea to evaluate the effects of angiotensin-(1-7) on lung cancer came from studies observing that rates of lung cancer were lower in people whose high blood pressure was treated with angio
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Blood clots likely in long travel
4. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
5. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
6. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
7. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
8. Blood test may identify ovarian cancer
9. A Blood test for suicide risk?
10. Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength
11. Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer

(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Utilizing the ... own, Dr. William Koenig, has topped a record number ... he has performed over 400 successful procedures without the ... Koenig is well known across the country for his ... safety record has long been the foundation for numerous ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials ... were exposed to live anthrax during a safety mishap ... Control and Prevention officials have announced a moratorium on ... high-level government labs. In a report issued Friday, ... to make sure a similar incident doesn,t occur again. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 According to ... & Application Market by Communication Technology (ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, ... Electronics, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation, Agriculture) & Geography - ... value of Internet of Things market was worth $1029.5 ... Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 4.08% ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... (Morgenson 7/10/14) and FiercePharma (Weintraub 7/11/14), a significant number ... in blood sugar, abdominal issues and even death from ... exposed. , According to the Times report , ... events in 2013 reported by patients was almost 14% ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The ... the five years to 2014 on the heels of ... 2010 prompted farmers to dedicate a larger share of ... production. More specifically, the regulations required the mixing of ... expanding biofuel production in the United States created a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rochester Surgeon Hits Milestone with Keller Funnel 2Health News:CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare 2Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Internet of Things Technology & Application Market Worth $1423.09 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Acthar’s Deadly Adverse Events Revealed 2Health News:Acthar’s Deadly Adverse Events Revealed 3Health News:Corn Farming in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available From IBISWorld 2Health News:Corn Farming in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available From IBISWorld 3
... announced that it has raised over $20 million in ... raised approximately $15 million through equity contributions by existing ... Intel Capital, Saudi Venture Development Company, Unilever Technology Ventures ... as a new investor. On top of the ...
... Biomedical Corporation (TSX: RBM, OTCBB: RPBIF) announced that ... of the Year by LifeSciences British Columbia. This ... to recognize an organization that has made outstanding ... sciences industry and to increase public awareness and ...
... Until now, people could expect to need reading glasses ... an aging process called presbyopia. LASIK, a proven technique ... for presbyopia. But today, according to results from a ... M.D., and published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, ...
... Information Technology CommunitySAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., March 9 ... ) today announced that Federal Computer Week ... leaders who played pivotal roles in the federal information ... individuals from government, industry and academia. Shea and ...
... Bring Specialists Together in Local Meetings and Online; and Help ... the need for long term care insurance grows, agents and ... and with a high level of professionalism. And the public ... area. A new organization will aid the pros as well ...
... KABC-TV Anchor Phillip PalmerLOS ANGELES, March 9 A ... determined the life-or-death fate of kidney patients applying for ... March 12. Produced by Lori Hartwell and the Renal ... transplant recipients R. Martin Klein and Dale Wade Davis, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surface Logix Raises $20 Million in Financing and Starts Phase 2b Clinical Trial of SLx-4090 in Dyslipidemia and Diabetes 2Health News:Response Biomedical Named Medical Device Company of the Year by LifeSciences British Columbia 2Health News:SAIC's K. Stuart Shea Named Federal 100 Winner by Federal Computer Week 2Health News:Industry Leaders Applaud Formation of Long Term Care Insurance Guild 2Health News:Industry Leaders Applaud Formation of Long Term Care Insurance Guild 3Health News:'Who Lives?' to Open at Pico Playhouse on World Kidney Day This Thursday 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. ... And Chinese Medical X-Ray Film Industry Report 2014 is ... of the Global medical X-ray film industry with a ... a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014  Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, with ... opening of its new outpatient wound healing center.  ... people with chronic, hard to heal wounds. Chronic ... to amputation, lower leg wounds related to blood ... and traumatic injury wounds which are complex and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... According to a new market ... (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - Global ... the global endoscopy devices market was valued at USD ... at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to 2019, ... in 2019. Browse the full Endoscopy Devices Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global and Chinese Medical X-ray Film Industry Report 2014 2Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, With Wound Care Specialists, Opens Outpatient Wound Healing And Hyperbaric Center 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6
... Findings Show Survival Improvement with Lower Doses ... and other,Drugs in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma -, ... -- The,International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) - supporting ... myeloma patients,families, researchers and physicians - today ...
... April 5, 2007-- Stent thrombosis,restenosis and lifelong prescriptions. ... used as part of their heart,operations may be ... than medical experts have ever publicly acknowledged. Recent,articles ... drug-eluting stents continue to take blood thinners, they,could ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The International Myeloma Foundation Says New Clinical Trial,Results Could Improve Survival While Reducing Side Effects For Many,Patients 2The International Myeloma Foundation Says New Clinical Trial,Results Could Improve Survival While Reducing Side Effects For Many,Patients 3New Cardioprotective Drug Could Provide Boost For Post-Bypass,Surgery Heart Health 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: