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Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...f this potentially lethal disease. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of nonmelanoma skin cancer, which is the most common type of human malignancy with over 1 million new cases in the USA each year. Mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene have been implicated in tumor formation: some give rise to ...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...in males and, if so, how and why?" Heptocellular carcinoma (HCC) a devastating complication of chronic liver disease and inflammation caused by risk factors such as hepatitis B and C viruses, or alcoholic liver disease makes up the majority of liver cancers in humans. Overall, men are three to five time...

Hepatitis Day of Reckoning for a Happening Virus

...people worldwide die each year from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and up to 80 percent of these cancers are caused by chronic Hepatitis B. The worst part of the disease is its 'silence'. Many people are carriers of the virus and don't know about it. This is one of the biggest challenges in containing th...

Yo-yo Dieting Increases Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

...loping a type of kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Researchers noted that it was safer for women to gradually put on weight with growing age rather than shred weight through strict dieting. The authors suggested many reasons relating yo-yo dieting and large waistlines to kidney cancer and ...

AIIMS Fined Rs 5 Lakhs for Negligence

...er he suspected that she may be was suffering from carcinoma of breast. She was subjected to radio-therapy and thereafter, was rendered physically handicapped due to the medication which was not required at all. "Not only was the diagnosis wrong, the examination of the complainant was not proper. It is not a...

Researchers Have Found the Role of Protein in Accelerating Breast Cancer Progression

... may account for many of the features of scirrhous carcinoma seen in the breast cancers of these mice," Deuel s...ollagen fragments are known to stimulate growth of carcinoma cells and to stimulate anti-apoptotic pathways, favouring growth of the carcinoma cells," he added. ...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...rognosis, is rarely associated with hepatocellular carcinoma and seems to have a better response to certain antiviral therapies compared with genotype C. The Abbott RealTime HBV assay has been developed for use on the Abbott m2000 system, an automated instrument for DNA and RNA testing in molecular l...

Bayer and Onyx Submit Supplemental New Drug Application for Nexavar to Treat Liver Cancer

... for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Nexavar is currently approved in more than 50 countries for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. The companies also confirmed that they are planning a company- sponsored Phase 3 study of Nexavar in t...

Targeting Sugar on Blood Vessels may Inhibit Cancer Growth

...tered the growth rate of tumors prepared from lung carcinoma cells in the mice. "We theorized that by targeting the sugar, heparan sulfate, we could affect angiogenesis, which is the formation of new blood vessels," said Fuster. "In cancer, angiogenesis sustains growth as well as metastasis of tumors. An imp...

Role of Protein in the Development of Prostate Cancer Identified

... high levels of TRPM8 have been found in prostate carcinoma compared to normal prostate epithelial cells, and TRPM8 has been suggested as a specific marker and therapeutic target in prostate cancer. However, the regulation of and changes in TRPM8 during prostate cancer progression have remained unclear. In ...

Nexavar Significantly Extends Survival of Liver Cancer Patients

... overall survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer versus those taking...for this difficult to treat cancer."Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer and is responsible for about 90 percent of the primary malig...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

... of pazopanib in advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), ovarian cancer and soft tissue sarcoma (ST...he growth and spread of tumors. About Renal cell carcinoma study. This ongoing Phase II randomized discontinuation study is evaluating patients with advanced o...

A New Target for Cancer Therapy-Integrin Alpha7 Molecule

...e were five recurrences among eight hepatocellular carcinoma patients with integrin alpha7 mutations versus only one recurrence of cancer among 16 patients without such mutations. To examine the effect of alterations in the level of integrin alpha7 on tumor formation, the researchers assessed the ability of ...

Single Cancer Stem Cell may Be Sufficient to Initiate and Maintain a Malignant Tumour

...ls into mouse breast tissue can seed a new mammary carcinoma . The results of the efforts of an international team of researchers led by Dr. Dulbecco, President Emeritus and Distinguished Resident Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, support the observation that though cancer stem cells ar...

Deadly Skin Cancer Bites the Rich Harder

...skin cancers - basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma accounted for 27 per cent o... were twice as likely to suffer from squamous cell carcinoma than women, accounting for 357 of the 640 cases reported each year. Women were, however, 30 per c...

Drinking Tea Could Protect Your Skin

... were 65 percent less likely to have squamous cell carcinoma and almost 80 percent less at risk of a basal cell carcinoma. The biggest benefits were seen among long-term drinkers, especially those who downed several cups a day for more than 40 years. Judy Rees, who led the research, said: 'The constituents o...

UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

...h metastatic melanoma (skin cancer) and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). Reviewing the presentation at AANS, Henry Brem, MD, director of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, noted, “This is an encouraging study of a therapeutic cancer vaccine that targets multiple tumor antigens, supp...

A Discovery That may Lessen a Health Disparity

...d tumor tissue from 55 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, otherwise known as nasopharyngeal cancer. All patients had been treated by radiation therapy and follow-up was conducted for 10 years. The investigators found that rates of early recurrence (within five years) were significantly h...

A New Erbitux Combo Shows Promise in treatment

...tients with recurrent and metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Worldwide SCCHN is the most common form of cancer of the head and neck, and approximately two-thirds of all patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. It is also one of the commonest cancers seen in India. Erbitux...

Computer Software Less Reliable Than Radiologists' Eyes in Detecting Cancerous Tumors

...ems did find more of a type cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ, which tends to be less dangerous, the Washington Post reports. Wide use of the systems also would raise annual cost of mammography by 18%, or about $550 million, the study found. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/M...

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