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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...method to identify the genetic changes that enable tumours to evade the body's immune system. The findings...ation is that once you know the mechanism by which tumours evade the immune system, you can match that tumour to available therapies," said senior author Dr. A...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...hat the therapy significantly slowed the growth of tumours as well as increased survival rates. Previously, patients with advanced glioblastomas could expect to live on average six months or less. With the therapy, the average reprieve was more than a year, and three of patients in the small trial were still...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

... the tell-tale signs of the wolf. In this way, the tumours will no longer be able to hide, but the healthy tissues will be left untouched," he added. The research team comprises of both basic scientists and clinical investigators, which is why the questions about the implementation of the experimental the...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

...'vehicle' for treatment that can find both primary tumours and small metastases. The findings of the study were published in the July 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research....

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...per cent of colorectal and two per cent of ovarian tumours had the AKT1 mutation. "Recently, molecular features such as the AKT1 mutation are beginning to change drug development efforts. This discovery adds to the short but growing list of molecular features that may help guide both current and future ca...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...ky used it to target cancer cells. "IRE removes tumours by irreversibly opening tumour cells through a ser...ith the currently available methods for destroying tumours using heat or freezing, as these techniques may damage healthy tissue or leave malignant cells. T...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...e more likely to have later stage and higher grade tumours at diagnosis, meaning more aggressive and invasive...asian counterparts. In addition, the breast cancer tumours from African American women had characteristics that predicted worse prognoses and poorer outcomes. ...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...treated with the CMV BikDD showed only a few small tumours in nearby organs. There were no detectable metastases in mice treated with the VISA-BikDD combination. "All cancer drugs have some toxicity and so cause side effects, which affects the dose that can be administered. The VISA-BikDD produces virtu...

Cancer Cures for Canines

...hool will tell a symposium in London that studying tumours in dogs and humans could give us a better understa...lar genes and studying the bioenergetics of canine tumours will allow us to gain a comparative understanding of human tumour metabolism. He said: We are usin...

Tumours in Dogs may Give Insight into Human Cancer Development

The study of tumours in dogs may help explain why and how certain cance...ar genes, and studying the bioenergetics of canine tumours may enable scientists gain a comparative understanding of human tumour metabolism. We are using h...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...r in combination with radiotherapy for oesophageal tumours is a surrogate marker of survival advantage, expla...th 25 months and 30% for people with stage 2 and 3 tumours and no nodal involvement after neoadjuvant treatment. Interestingly, pretreatment clinical stage ha...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

...thermia as a cancer therapy. From the beginning, tumours of soft tissues and bones, which start from the co...erapy. In the course of local, deep hyperthermia, tumours are warmed to 40-44 Celsius, with, the aid of electromagnetic waves. At temperatures of 42 C, cells ...

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

... proteins promoting the growth of blood vessels in tumours have been successfully neutralized in the past with antibodies. We believe that IL-6 is a viable target for drugs that holds promise in the treatment of cancers dependent on the ras oncogene, Brooke Ancrile, a graduate student in Counters laboratory,...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...the brain, where 80 percent of recurring malignant tumours appear at the edges of the surgical site. The paint marks out tumours with at least 500 times more sensitivity than a magnetic resonance imaging scan, the researchers fou...

Chemotherapy Better for Non Small Cell Lung cancer

...chemotherapy before surgery can reduce the size of tumours making the surgery simpler, and increasing the number of patients who may be candidates for surgery. The worry is, however, that having a course of chemotherapy delays the operation, and could therefore leave patients at risk of allowing the tumour...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

...enerally be older patients with small, early-stage tumours (less than 2 cm). The revolutionary technique was pioneered four years ago in Britain, where more than 800 women are now part of an international trial....

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

...sal women (whose breast tissue is less dense) with tumours less than two centimetres in diameter. Gabriella Di Donato is the first woman in Canada to be treated under the procedure. She is very happy to be back on her feet and going to work instead of going to the hospital for repeat radiation under the tr...

New Tumor Markers for Pancreatic Cancer

...gs reveal some of the orders that allow pancreatic tumours to grow quickly, feed and invade other tissues. Additionally, these messages and the proteins for which they code are potential diagnostic markers and targets to tackle when developing new anti-cancer treatments. Finally, we generated antibodies th...

Maths Theory Shows Genetic Pattern of Tumour Growth

...f cancer cells occur. It provides insight into how tumours thrive, besides offering a potential foundation fo...ells to proliferate or to die. It was found that tumours grow best when cancerous cells mutate to speed up malignant transformation, and then stay that way b...

Doctors Remove Tumour from Heart in a Rare Surgery

...sday, told IANS. Terming it a rare case, as such tumours rarely occur in the heart, Devananda said there were very few similar cases reported in medical literature worldwide. He said PNET commonly occurs in the brain and the chest walls and there was no identifiable cause known to trigger off the growth ...

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