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Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

...to the role female hormones play in the growth and metastasis of LAM cells. Her tireless efforts have shed light on the connection between two diseases, provided understanding of the underlying mechanisms and hopefully will one day lead to a cure. By studying LAM we hope to develop treatments to eradicate LAM...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

...n of HEF1 (also known as NEDD9) was found to drive metastasis in over a third of human melanomas, while HEF1 signaling also contributes to the aggressiveness of some brain cancers (glioblastomas). Now theres a new activity for these proteins at cilia, said co-author Elizabeth P. Henske, M.D., a medical oncolo...

Targeting Sugar on Blood Vessels may Inhibit Cancer Growth

...r death and an area where novel therapies to block metastasis are desperately needed, according to first author ...In cancer, angiogenesis sustains growth as well as metastasis of tumors. An important finding was that, not only could we inhibit the growth of tumors in these mi...

Device That Targets Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results

...enables the device to stop local proliferation and metastasis of cancer, which would explain the efficacy observed in these early findings," said Dr. Elion Kirson lead author and Vice President of Research and Development, NovoCure. "Based on our preliminary research, we believe that there is a high probabili...

A New Target for Cancer Therapy-Integrin Alpha7 Molecule

...s then investigated the role of integrin alpha7 in metastasis by examining the relationship between the level of...eased. Similarly, the researchers found no visible metastasis in mice with tumors in which levels of normal integrin alpha7 had been increased. On the other han...

Developing Antimetastasis Therapy- An Early Stage of Tumor Control.

... the lymphatic system in the early stages of tumor metastasis has been developed by a swiss-based research team. This new understanding holds significant potential for developing anti-metastasis therapies. Scientists know that tumor cells spread via the lymphatic system, but they dont understand the details...

Crucial Gene may Be Indicator of Breast Cancer Metastasis

...ggests that it might be an important biomarker for metastasis and a possible target for novel treatments for patients with metastatic breast cancer.” SAV/...

Genes That Spread Breast Cancer Fast Identified

...Dr Massague is also looking at which genes promote metastasis to other sites in the body, such as brain and bone and whether the same or similar genes are involved in cancer spread in other cancer types, such as colon cancer. "It is not known if the same genes are involved in the spread of all cancers, but t...

Tumour Grown Human Body by Chinese Scientists

...he behavior of a tumor. It is difficult to observe metastasis in a patient," Liu said. Regimens less toxic than chemotherapy and even cancer vaccines are now a distinct possibility, others seem to feel. SR...

White House Press Secretary to Battle Second Round of Colon Cancer

...n the body, there is a chance that little seeds of metastasis may crop up later." The good news is that more effective and better-tolerated drugs are now available. Such drugs help by blocking the tumor’s ability to garner growth factors that enable its survival. The Food and Drug Administration has appro...

Doctors Hopeful for Elizabeth Edwards

...ently in clinical trials for use against both bone metastasis and osteoporosis, say scientists. While the treatments now available can only delay the progression of the cancer and alleviate symptoms, the tumor may become resistant to one treatment over time, forcing a switch to something else. But experts sa...

Inflammation Promotes Metastasis of Prostate Cancer

...ression of tumors actually plays a key role in the metastasis of prostate cancer.// According to this research conducted at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine "mounting an immune response" or "having your body fight the cancer" may not be a good thing. The research, appearin...

Inflammation May Play Role in Metastasis of Prostate Cancer

...ression of tumors actually plays a key role in the metastasis of prostate cancer. // The research identifies a mechanism, which triggers metastasis, which is the spread of cancer in late stages of prostate cancer development. The findings by Michael Karin, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in UCSD's Laboratory ...

Surgery, Radiation Treatment Double Life Expectancy for Prostate Cancer Patients

... aggressive prostate cancers often result in early metastasis and death. Left untreated, as many as 85 percent of men die from prostate cancer within 10 years of diagnosis. High-grade cancers are also unique because they can affect younger men and have a relative resistance to radiation. Source-Newswise SR...

A New Drug for Halting Metastatic Kidney Cancer

...ed shortly for the treatment of kidney cancer with metastasis although, at the University Hospital, it has been employed with over 40 patients for the last two years, using clinical trials. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

New Cost-cutting Cancer Drug Delivery System

...ncer chemotherapy, in particular for recurrent and metastasis disease, has had limited therapeutic effect due mostly to the inherently toxic nature of conventional anticancer drugs, with the most common side effect caused by dose-dependent toxicity. It has been reported that more than 40 per cent of anticancer ...

“Bridge” Protein Spurs Deadliest Stages of Breast Cancr

...eractions between other cellular proteins may spur metastasis in breast cancer//, the disease’s deadliest stage,...s role in breast cancer, but whether it controlled metastasis or initial tumor growth was unknown. Gab-2 is one of a group of proteins known as “scaffold” or “bri...

FDA Clears Breast Cancer Specific Molecular Prognostic Test

... the test was useful in predicting time to distant metastasis in women who are under age 61 and in the two earliest stages of the disease (Stage I and Stage II) and who have tumor size equal to or less than five centimeters and no evidence that the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes (lymph node negative). ...

Scientists Identify Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells

... for the aggressive tumor growth, progression, and metastasis that define this deadly cancer. In the February 1 issue of Cancer Research, the researchers demonstrate that only 100 of these stem cells are needed to produce human pancreatic cancer in half of mice tested. They also found these cells are at least...

New Findings In Breast Cancer

... crucial in the promotion of the proliferation and metastasis of cancer tumors." Tremblay said. An article published by the same group of researchers in Science in 1999 showed that suppressing the enzyme produced by the gene PTP1b made it possible to cure type II diabetes and obesity. A large number of ph...

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