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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...nd the immune signatures for the most common human cancers in order to identify the most important targets for immunotherapy," he said....

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...e of girls as young as five years old. Childhood cancers usually result in cure rates of between 70 and 90 percent, but sometimes this comes at the cost of inflicting sterility when the child reaches adult life. Obstetrician Ariel Revel of the Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, found eggs in the ov...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...most commonly activated cellular pathways in human cancers and members of this pathway are among the most frequently targeted for new cancer drug discovery efforts. The activation of this pathway results in cancer cell growth and cell survival, according to the background information in an article publish...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...genesis of astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma. Both cancers are forms of glioma, cancers that develop in the glial cells which normally support and nourish neurons -- that are highly resis...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

...32,000 organ recipients. It found that of the 28 cancers studied, both groups were at a significant risk of...develop the disease. Grulich said most of the 20 cancers were mostly linked to infection. He said for those cancers not linked to viruses or bacteria, such...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

... frontier of cancer meds. Gardasil does not target cancers directly but the viruses that can lead to the dise... That means Gardasil will not prevent all cervical cancers and women are still advised to get Pap tests. But the important consideration here is that if youn...

Cancer Risk is High Among HIV/AIDS and Kidney Transplant Patients

...e study also found that in both these populations, cancers associated with human papilloma virus, from cervical cancer to cancers of the mouth, penis and anus were significantly increased. One of the three cancers that were alre...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...olic liver disease makes up the majority of liver cancers in humans. Overall, men are three to five times more likely to develop HCC than women; however, in individuals who are under 50, HCC is seen seven to 10 times more frequently in men. A similar or even more pronounced gender disparty is seen in mic...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...er breast surgery. Up to a quarter of all breast cancers express large amounts of the HER2 protein or carry multiple copies of the HER2 gene. Those cancers tend to be associated with aggressive disease, a higher likelihood of recurrence and a decreased res...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

...lthy cells, so our hope is that it will help fight cancers without causing side-effects in the rest of the body, said Dr. Axel Mescheder, VP Clinical Research & Development, from the Munich-based biotech company MediGene. The study is conducted in seven leading US-cancer centers, with Dr. Tony Reid from th...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

...information nurse at Cancer Research UK, says that cancers where mutations of the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play ... genes which we know are implicated in some breast cancers but it's clear that there are others which haven't yet been identified. If you have a large number o...

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

... Etoposide is widely used to treat lung and other cancers but can cause hair loss. Sakai, professor at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, said his team was hoping to to put the agent to practical use in the future. "I want people to know that few studies have been made on reducing side-effects of...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

...er breast surgery. Up to a quarter of all breast cancers express large amounts of the HER2 protein or carry multiple copies of the HER2 gene. Those cancers tend to be associated with aggressive disease, a higher likelihood of recurrence and a decreased res...

Genetic Marker That Increases Colon Cancer Risk Discovered

...e for this joint susceptibility to three different cancers has not yet been discovered, but several groups are working to close in on the mechanism that might cause these cancers," Gruber said. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of Cancer Biology and Therapy....

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

... because compared to adult malignancies, childhood cancers tend to be more invasive and grow more rapidly. ... tumors have a slower tumor growth rate than other cancers and therefore would have a slower symptom progression. Significantly, the impact of diagnosis dela...

Genetic Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

...st time, a common genetic risk factor for multiple cancers has been identified, says lead author Christopher ...t only colorectal and prostate cancer, but perhaps cancers in general. (Another recently published study, in which USC researchers also were involved, identifi...

Mutated Gene Zaps Pancreas Cancer in Mice

...nday, offering hope for one of the deadliest human cancers The mutant gene named Bik expresses a protein that forces cancer cells to kill themselves, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center said. The team even created a more lethal mutant, called BikDD, which spares healthy tis...

FDA Says Tomatoes Unlikely to Cut Cancer Risk

...oes their red color, and a reduced risk of certain cancers , the US government's Food and Drug Administration...nt, was associated with reduced risk of any of the cancers evaluated," according to chief researcher Claudine Kavanaugh. The review "found no evidence that t...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...which for 10 years has searched for clues to colon cancers genetic roots using samples from large numbers of ...e for this joint susceptibility to three different cancers has not yet been discovered, but several groups are working to close in on the mechanism that might ...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...formation of benign growths into cancers, or small cancers into larger ones, he says. Second, the fact that a synthetic form of folate is used for fortification may be important, suggests Mason. As the total amount of folic acid ingested increases, the mechanism that converts folic acid to methyltetrahydro...

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