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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...models for breast cancer, leukaemia, colon cancer, lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma. When they compared two of these immune signatures with corresponding human tumours thereafter, they found that the immune signatures of each of the human breast cancer cases nearly matched that of mice. Dr. Epstein ...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... 15 types of cancer cells, including human breast, lung and skin cancer cells so far and are hoping that the therapy might be useful in treating a variety of cancers. "Our basic assumption is that the treatment will be effective for most types of solid tumours," Palti said. The findings of the study w...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

... trials testing Tarceva in advanced non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer due to the rash, Wack... trials testing Tarceva in advanced non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer - studies which led to approval of the agent for treating both cancers....

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...onchoscopy (ENB)-- in the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions has been shown to be more effective than e...liable and minimally invasive biopsy of peripheral lung lesions new appears feasible. The results of the prospective, randomized and multicenter trial wer...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...cine therapies for lymphoma, melanoma, pancreatic, lung and other types of cancer....

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...ammation may be a major risk factor for developing lung cancer. The effect of these genes is especially s...t to pinpoint the mechanism by which damage to the lung might trigger an overzealous inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung cancer. The...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...at high exposure to radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. It has been a major headache for some home...on Agency website says it is "the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers ... (and) the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims abo...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...o inflammation, might increase risk for developing lung cancer . The study was conducted by a team of re...es related to inflammation between more than 1,500 lung cancer patients and 1,700 controls to examine the relationship between inflammation and lung cancer ...

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

...-cancer drugs. 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 reduci...

Obesity Drug may Hold Potent Cancer Treatments

...our cells including breast, colon, ovarian, liver, lung and brain. "High levels of fatty acid synthase correlate with a poor prognosis so it is a great treatment target. This makes an exciting treatment target because theoretically you don't have to worry about harming nearby healthy tissue," Kridel sai...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...n. It also has a large waiting and play area, a lung function investigation room, a laboratory, offices for staff, a reception and a treatment room. The first studies to be conducted by the unit will be a trial looking at preventing allergies using prebiotics in high risk infants; a unique treatment ...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

...bits, and recent exercise, before participating in lung function testing. Dr. Burns explained that the ...teens because it is the ideal age at which to test lung capacity and eating habits. "During late adolescence, physical stature has, on average, been atta...

Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

... all considered to be healthy, with no symptoms of lung disease. They were studied in two equal groups: heavy smokers, who had smoked at least a pack of 20 cigarettes a day for at least 20 years: and non-smokers. To measure the synthesis of muscle protein they were given an intravenous infusion of bloo...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...including melanoma, prostate, ovarian, pancreatic, lung cancers, and others. Like c-Myc, sorafenib appears to work through a mechanism that involves repression of TRAIL-induced expression of Mcl-1 and cIAP2. These results also establish the clinical potential for combining TRAIL or other death recepto...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

..., a lack of these nutrients may also lead to lower lung function. Our study, as well as other research, s...bits, and recent exercise, before participating in lung function testing. Dr. Burns explained that the researchers focused on teens because it is the ide...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

...can fail rapidly and even result in death, like in lung transplant surgery, for example. In such a case, V... does in the case of pulmonary hypertension, where lung arteries constrict and put a strain on the right ventricle of the heart. Phosphodiesterase type 5...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

... St. Louis have developed the first mouse model of lung transplantation , and theyre hoping it will help e...ve the way for developing new therapies to prevent lung transplant rejection a major problem that limits the long-term success of the procedure. Five ye...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

..., there is more of an adverse effect of smoking on lung function. Therefore, in combination with smoking, ...re profound adverse effect of cigarette smoking on lung function. Study participants were 1,073 men at least 40 years old who had smoked 20 or more pack-y...

Canadian Cancer Society Calls for Ban on Asbestos

...o asbestos has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, laryngeal cancer, cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and other diseases. It is believed asbestos fibers attract cancer-causing agents after they enter the lungs. In many cases, the latency period can be 20 to 30...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...st of the body, which still has it. 74 per cent of lung transplant patients survive one year, and many go on to lead full lives....

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