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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...se the agent had shown it could reduce the size of tumors in mice studies. Armed with additional data that r-flurbiprofen decreased AB levels in an Alzheimer’s mouse model and improved the cognitive deficits found in that model, Drs. Golde and Koo personally approached the drug company to encourage them to ...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...ccines spurring a patients immune system to shrink tumors -- yet patients who receive these vaccines in tri... but rather the degree to which the vaccine caused tumors to shrink. According to the researchers, since they didnt achieve their primary endpoints, these vac...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...rexpressed gene found at the scene of a variety of tumors is implicated in the development of two types of m...er than that caused by PDGFB alone. The high-grade tumors formed by the combination were indistinguishable in their shape and brain-invasive behavior from hum...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

... for the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphomas. The first two cohorts of patients h...emonstrated EPC2407 inhibits growth of established tumors of a number of different cancer types more effectively than the other VDAs tested and was synergisti...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

...y in the July 4 issue of JAMA. Endolymphatic sac tumors (ELSTs; tumors of the inner ear) occur sporadically but may be associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL; a ge...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...etween cancer type and time delays. However, brain tumors and retinoblastomas tended to have longer delays t...er. The authors point out that, for example, brain tumors have a slower tumor growth rate than other cancers and therefore would have a slower symptom progres...

Mutated Gene Zaps Pancreas Cancer in Mice

A mutated gene named Bik can shrink or kill tumors in the pancreas of mice, US researchers said in a study published Monday, 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 Universit...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...c antigen, a marker of cancer activity, and shrank tumors in patients in whom hormone therapy had stopped wo...chemotherapy. For prostate cancer patients whose tumors have continued to grow despite medical or surgical castration, a new drug candidate that inhibits pr...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...istant cancer cells in culture and TRAIL-resistant tumors in mouse models. Sorafenib was recently approved by the FDA for treatment of renal cancer and is currently undergoing investigation in over 30 clinical trials for use against a wide range of human cancers, including melanoma, prostate, ovarian, pan...

Stem Cells Research in Parkinsons Disease

... While the transplanted cells appeared not to form tumors following transplant, Dr. Sanberg said the translational research in primates raises questions that need to be addressed before moving to human trials, including determining the most effective cell dosing and brain sites to target. Pending further ...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...aposi sarcoma is unique among cancers because most tumors grow from a small number of different cells , wher... researchers found evidence that nearly 80% of the tumors arose independently from multiple cells. They concluded that few Kaposi sarcoma tumors originate fro...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

..., a protein that stimulates blood vessel growth in tumors and then following with the chemotherapy drug topo...that suggested blocking VEGF at first improves the tumors vasculature, or blood vessel system, by eliminating weak and faulty vessels, while temporarily spari...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...x virus studied for its efficacy against malignant tumors of the central nervous system and the liver was blocking certain types of cell death and proliferation of surviving cells. They wanted to test this effect in arteries following angioplasty therapy. The researchers studied a rabbit model that replic...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...now there has been no way to allow surgeons to see tumors live during surgery. Chlorotoxin:Cy5.5 is a fluor...s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can distinguish tumors from healthy tissue only if more than 1 million cancer cells are present. But Cy5.5 can identify t...

Brain Tumor Children Poor Performance in Schools

... Academy of Neurology, children who have had brain tumors perform worse in school than healthy kids , grades...pared to their siblings, said Lahteenmaki. Brain tumors are the second most common form of cancer occurring in childhood, and the leading cause of cancer-re...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...espiratory problems and mysterious mouth and nasal tumors that they or family members had suffered. They also said veterinarians and pediatricians had warned that their pets and children might be experiencing formaldehyde-related symptoms. "We have lost a great deal through our dealings with FEMA," says P...

Report Shows How Children With Brain Tumors Perform at School

While children who have had brain tumors perform worse in school than healthy kids, grades ...ompared to their siblings, said Lhteenmki. Brain tumors are the second most common form of cancer occurring in childhood, and the leading cause of cancer-re...

New Genetic Studies Carried Out in Cancer Therapy

...hat the taxane class of drugs may lack efficacy in tumors with high levels of chromosomal instability characterized by chromosomal numerical heterogeneity and provide a rational basis for identification of patients likely to benefit from these drugs, explains Dr. Downward....

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

...which triggers TSC, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in many different organs, including the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs, plays a role in the cause of LAM. Her current work involves looking into the role female hormones play in the growth and metastasis of LAM cells. Her tirele...

Diet Could Be Life or Death for Prostate Cancer Patients

...a-3 fatty acids from birth. These mice had fewer tumors and a longer life span than those not fed the diet. Survival was 60 percent in mice fed a high omega-3 diet, 10 percent in mice on a low omega-3 diet and zero percent in mice fed a diet high in omega-6, a different type of polyunsaturated fatty acid ...

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