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Virus Combats Brain Tumour

Malignant glioma is an aggressive kind of brain tumour that does respond to treatment. Reseachers have no...nes. It was also found that these virus killed the tumour cells that were taken from the humans and grown in the laboratory. In their study, mice that had hu...

Eye Saver

...due to complications of the radiation treatment or tumour growth....

Tea Tales

...cals do to cells, neutralise enzymes essential for tumour growth and de-activate cancer promoters. A cup of tea supplies around 200 gms of flavanoids. The antiioxidant potency in a cup of tea is 400 per cent greater than a cup of orange juice while providing a far smaller intake of sugar and calories....

A new drug for cancer

... down. Due to restriction of its blood supply, the tumour will start to wither and die.// Magnetic resonance imaging studies reveal that DMXAA reduces the blood flow to a tumour. The new drug will probably be used in combination with other anti-cancer drugs. DMXAA will strike the first blow, weakening the...

Fingerprinting prostate cancer

...benign prostate tissue. Hepsin play a main role in tumour development. Pim-1, a known cancer-causing gene, was also highly expressed in prostate cancer tissue. Levels of hepsin and Pim-1 were significantly linked to prognosis, when the men's clinical histories were checked. The researchers say that the di...

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...inistered early enough all the drugs prevented the tumour from triggering the formation of blood vessels in more than half the cases where it should have occurred. All four drugs were effective, impairing growth by between 60% and 88%. Dr Hanahan said: "Our findings are encouraging about the potential value...

New spray gel heals surgical wounds

...d that the gel may also have the potential to halt tumour growth by cutting off its blood supply. Vanessa Jones, senior lecturer at the Wound Healing Research Unit at the University of Wales College of Medicine, said the gel seemed to be using technology which is currently applied to external wounds. "The...

Fish for the lungs

...y acids, which some research indicates may inhibit tumour growth and development. Oily fish, such as herring and mackerel, are particularly rich in this type of fat. Consumption of the most raw and green vegetables, fruit, and milk were also significantly less likely to develop two other types of lung can...

For healthy lungs

...ol, if present during the early critical stages of tumour formation, may inhibit lung cancer development." The precise mechanism by which this may occur is still to be unravelled, but scientists believe that antioxidants work by attaching themselves to, and rendering harmless, particles called "free radic...

Genetics helps in attacking cancer

... have been done in human colon cancer cells and on tumour growth// and gene expression in cancer cells grown in mice. The experiments show how drug dose and administration schedule affect the way people might respond to ceflatonin and maybe other anti-cancer drugs. It points the way to a new way of treatin...

Acne may protect against infections

...they can also be mobilised to attack some types of tumour cell. Dr Anne Eady, of the Skin Research Centre at the University of Leeds, said there was evidence that certain skin cancers are less common in people who once had acne. Acne is a disease of the tiny hair follicles found on the skin. Each follicle ...

Early delivery can prevent cancer

...rmones influence a gene called P53 that produces a tumour suppressor protein. The same is thought to happen in people. In young women, whose breast tissue is still developing, this appears to have life-long effects. The effect is most marked in women who give birth before they are 20, said Professor O'Malle...

A new treatment for liver cancer

... per cent success rate in either reducing tumour size or the number of tumours. Till date, it has many patients have undergone this treatment with advanced liver tumours, who cannot be treated by any other means. TheraSphere involves injecting millions of microscopic glass beads containing the ra...

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

...astoma – the most common malignant childhood brain tumour – who will be treated with lower radiation and inc...ered severe neurological impairment in addition to tumour eradication. The current US treatment protocol administers a dose of 2,340 cGy, supplemented with ...

A new vaccine for leukemia

...hnique, scientists are able to remove a sample of tumour cells from a patient, and isolate the genetic mate...h team Professor Freda Stevenson said: "In theory tumour cells should be killed by the immune system because it is designated to destroy anything which is no...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

...ollaborative effort looking at a type of childhood tumour known as medulloblastoma, the most common childhood tumour of the CNS. The cancer usually strikes between the ages of 5 and 10. Medulloblastomas are highly mal...

New therapy for bone cancer

... destroys bone tumours. Osteosarcoma is an unusual tumour of the bone which is usually treated by surgery or chemotherapy. However, one case in ten proves resistant to these therapies.// A new radioactive drug, samarium, was tested on 21 patients with bone cancer, ranging in age from 15 to 50. All had fai...

Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer

...ed to receive either a 16Gy boost localised to the tumour bed area or no further radiotherapy. After a follow-up of over five years, only 109 patients in the booster group had suffered a recurrence. It demonstrates clearly that a 16Gy boost significantly improves local control. Patients who had the boost h...

Tea can prevent aging

...cals do to cells, neutralise enzymes essential for tumour growth and de-activate cancer promoters. A cup of tea supplies around 200 gms of flavanoids. The antiioxidant potency in a cup of tea is 400 per cent greater than a cup of orange juice while providing a far smaller intake of sugar and calories....

New hope for eye cancer

...due to complications of the radiation treatment or tumour growth....

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