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Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumour uptake of nanoparticles

A nanoparticle drug delivery system designed for brain tumour therapy has shown promising tumour cell selectivity in a novel cell culture model devised by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The project, conducted jointly by the Schools of Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences and Human Developmen...

Maths Theory Shows Genetic Pattern of Tumour Growth

University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have shown how cancer cells can alter their own genetic makeup to accelerate tumour growth by using a mathematical theory. This is the first study to show why such alterations in the genetic makeup of cancer cells occur. It provides insigh...

Doctors Remove Tumour from Heart in a Rare Surgery

In a rare surgery, doctors at the Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, have removed a large cancerous tumour from a 22-year-old patient's heart. The hospital said in a statement that Prabhu Ram was diagnosed to be ailing from a primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) of the heart. It led to diffi...

Skin Cancer Tumour Removed from Laura Bush's Leg

US First Lady Laura Bush had a skin cancer tumour removed from her leg in November, the White House has said.// The wife of US President George W. Bush had a biopsy of a small sore on the shin of her right leg shortly before US congressional elections, White House spokesperson Eryn Witcher sai...

21 Kg Tumour Removed From Woman

A woman who reported at a hospital here with what she thought were labour pains ended up being operated for a 21 kg tumour instead.// Shana Devi, 22, had been admitted with severe pain and a huge swelling in her belly. "The woman wasn't pregnant. Instead, after tests, we found a huge tum...

Diptheria Toxin And Interleukin2 Help Killing Melanoma Tumour Cells

Researchers have found a drug containing parts of diptheria toxin as a way to prompt the immune system for recognizing and killing tumour //cell of patients suffering from advanced melanoma (Skin Cancer) In the first part of a phase II clinical trial to test the drug denileukin diftitox (also k...

Giant Tumour Removed from Body of Nepalese Girl

Doctors in Nepal have removed a giant tumour weighing over 25 kilogram from the belly of an 11-year-old girl, the largest to be taken out from a patient in this age group. // The tumour in the belly of Aitamaya Limbu, a resident of Terathum district, extended from the uterus to the heart and ...

Melbourne Cluster Of Brain Tumour Not Due To Radiation From Phone Towers

Stating that there is no evidence to blame phones towers, the chief executive of the Cancer Council Australia, Alan Coates, has stated that chance// is a more likely explanation for the Melbourne cluster of brain tumours than radiation from mobile phones or any other environmental exposure. . ...

Prostate tumour growth suppressed by flavonoids

Flavonoids have been regarded as nutritionally good compounds. Lot of research is being done in this direction.// Apigenin, a flavonoid found in herbs, fruits, and vegetables, slowed the growth of prostate cancer in mice, according to a new study. Previous studies already found flavonoids (fo...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Tumour Cells With Omega-6 Fatty Acids

According to a recent study researchers say that they found that Omega-6 fatty acids promote the growth of prostate tumour cells in laboratory settings. Scientists say that the sudden rise in the incidence of prostate cancer // could be due to a rapid increase in the amount of omega-6 fatty a...

Chicken pox beholds brain tumour risk

A new finding by the researchers now reckons the evil effects of chicken pox virus.Yes !! these chicken pox virus protects against the development of brain tumors later in life. In the previous study which was done a couple of years ago , an unexpected finding was that the patients with brain ...

Useful Cancer drug stops tumour blood supply

A drug that reduces the level of copper in the blood of cancer patients reduces the growth of tumours in animals. Wilson's disease is a rare disorder where patients have excess of the trace element copper in their bodies. Researchers at the University of Texas, through research on Wilson's disease,...

Doctors Feared That Young Rihanna Had Brain Tumour

Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna had such severe headaches during her growing years that doctors thought she had brain tumour . The Unfaithful star underwent several CAT scans since she was eight till she was 13, when her parents separated. It was later discovered that the headaches were...

Single Cancer Stem Cell may Be Sufficient to Initiate and Maintain a Malignant Tumour

Nobel Laureate Dr. Renato Dulbecco has demonstrated that an injection of a single cell taken from cultured LA7 cells into mouse breast tissue can seed a new mammary carcinoma . The results of the efforts of an international team of researchers led by Dr. Dulbecco, President Emeritus and Dis...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

Malignant glioma is an aggressive kind of brain tumour that does respond to treatment. Reseachers have now come out with a partial solution and answer for such a catastrophe. It was found that Reo virus, a common inhabitant of gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract, not known to cause any har...

Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

...at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain tumour Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain tumour Trust, shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis ca... 450 children in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year. The average time between the onset of ...

AstraZeneca Submits New Drug Applications for ZACTIMA(TM) in Second-Line Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

...ion with other anti-cancer therapies in a range of tumour types, including thyroid cancer. Results from the...roven mechanisms -- by blocking the development of tumour blood supply (anti-angiogenesis or anti-VEGFR), and by blocking the growth and survival of the tumour itself (anti-EGFR). Vandetanib also inhibits RET-...

Grant for brain tumor and deafness research

...rs at any one time, and the condition typically affects older children and young adults. No therapy, other than invasive surgery aiming at a single tumour and which may not eradicate the full extent of the tumours, exists. The hereditary condition affects one in every 2,500 people worldwide. It can affec...

Gene's novel role may provide key to treating liver and neurodegenerative diseases

...od target for drug intervention in either liver cirrhosis in which the target is to prolong cell survival, or in cancer in which the goal is to induce tumour cell death. BTI Scientific Director Lam Kong Peng, Ph.D., who heads the immunology group that conducted the research, said, "We had earlier identif...

$16.8 million study will breathe new life into cancer battle

...the European Union. The research will focus on tumour hypoxia, which describes an oxygen-deprived state ...hypoxia also appears to increase the chance that a tumour will spread and form metastases in other parts of the body. If a tumour begins to spread to other areas it becomes much mo...

St. Gallen consensus 2009: A radically different approach to treating early breast cancer

...the appropriate treatment. The authors write: "In distilling patient and tumour features to reach patient treatment decisions, the panel has adopted a fund... and endorsed the refinement of surgery so that it is aimed at treating the tumour only, while preserving normal tissue as much as possible." The authors b...

Hormone therapy may confer more aggressive properties to prostate tumors

...roperties. Some of these changes may result in the tumour becoming more aggressive and more liable to form m...s side effects and is therefore used only when the tumour has grown too large to be treated in any other way, or when the tumour has spread and formed metastases. The hormone that...

DFG establishes nine new collaborative research centers

...earned on the exact molecular processes that cause tumour microenvironments to form. Collaborative Research ...the Modulation of the Cellular Interactions in the tumour Microenvironment", therefore seeks to determine th...itecture, differentiation and mobility of cells in tumour tissue, as well as the immunological composition o...

Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

...t one million people a year die of primary liver cancer, with another million dying with secondary liver cancer where the cancer has spread from other tumour sites such as cancer of the colon. The incidence of primary liver cancer is gradually increasing in the Western world, but it is very common in ...

Research opens up new horizons to the design of customized medicines against breast cancer

...cer cells. The scientists have also concluded that the study of the gene expression profile involves a promising strategy to individualize and improve tumour treatment, reducing toxicity and increasing its efficiency. This research work has been carried out by Laura Vera Ramrez in the department of Leg...

Upside-down world: DNA protecting protein helps cancer drug to kill cells

...eft unrepaired, and so the DNA damage response kicks in, and kills the cell. So TDG may cause the death of cells flooded with 5FU a desirable goal in tumour therapy. "These findings provide a better understanding of how 5-Fluorouracil kills cancer cells," says Dr. Kunz, "in the future this knowledge co...

Scientists discover how to improve immune response to cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital

...response in just 1% to 3% of patients," says Dr. Ohashi, a senior scientist in signaling biology who holds a Canada Research Chair in Autoimmunity and tumour Immunity. She is also a Professor, University of Toronto, in the Department of Medical Biophysics and Immunology. " Dr. Tak Mak, co-author and CFIB...

Future for radioembolisation in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

...dered the most effective palliative therapeutic approach. However, advanced tumour stages including portal vein thrombosis, diffuse multifocal liver infiltration and large tumour burden are obstacles for conventional local treatments. Due to the possibil...

Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope

... that show up (using Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and kill (by hyperthermia) tumour cells at a much earlier stage than conventional methods. The pioneering...etic nanoparticles to unique cell surface receptors present on the prostate tumour cell surface will enable efficient and specific delivery to prostate cancer...

High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors

...iotherapy treatment involving the placing of radioactive sources within the tumour or nearby. In the case in hand, the work analysed the application of bra...e personalised for each patient, he added. Application to other types of tumour Apart from perioperative high-dosage brachytherapy treatment for head a...

Bioengineered proteins: Trial confirms new way to tackle cancer

...cular Medicine , Canadian researchers modified the tumour inhibiting protein, von Hippel-Lindau (VHL), and demonstrated that it could suppress tumour growth in mice. When solid tumours grow they of...esult, various regions including the centre of the tumour have low levels of oxygen and are said to be hypox...

A new approach to prostate cancer detection

...ne continues to predict the aggressiveness of the tumours". The metabolomic analysis yielded the observation that sarcosine was highly associated with tumour development. The scientific data support a correlation and provide biological insights. ...

Risk of aggressive breast cancer subtype 3 times higher for black women

...ack expression of the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor and the HER2 gene According to Rosenberg, "The odds of having a triple negative tumour were three times higher for black women than for non-black women in the study. Previously, it was known that pre-menopausal black women had more tripl...

Castrate resistant prostate cancer: New therapeutic approaches

..."Targeted therapies may become available". Recent studies indicate that tumour cells can develop an ability to synthesise enzymes to produce their own and...lopment and metastasis. "Among the various angiogenic targets implicated in tumour angiogenesis, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent angiogeni...

Study finds biological clue in brain tumor development

...o more effective treatments for a children's brain tumour that currently kills more than 60 per cent of youn...an scientists at the University's Children's Brain tumour Research Centre, working on behalf of the Children...euroectodermal tumours (CNS PNET), a type of brain tumour that predominantly occurs in children and presentl...

Early detection of second breast cancers halves women's risk of death

... currently under exploration would be to estimate the risk of a symptomatic tumour and the stage of the symptomatic tumour by time since the last mammogram. There are many questions about the optima...

Rearrangements of multifunctional genes cause cancer in children and young people

...nburg, Sweden, shows that three genes that lie behind a number of malignant tumour diseases are normally involved in several fundamental processes in the cell...these genes. This may in the long term lead to new methods of treatment for tumour diseases that contain FET fusion genes", says Mattias Andersson. ...

MDS Nordion Launches Improved TheraSphere(R) Administration System for Physicians

...ct is injected by physicians into the main artery of the patient's liver through a catheter which allows the treatment to be delivered directly to the tumour via blood vessels. Unlike chemotherapy, it has fewer side effects. Patients rarely experience the nausea and vomiting usually associated with high-dos...

Brain tumors: New therapy surprisingly successful

...s combined this preparation with the drug lomustine. At the same time, the patients were given radiotherapy. The 39 patients thus treated survived the tumour for an average of 23.1 months. With the standard therapy, this time is over one third shorter. Seven patients even survived for over four years. ...

Frost & Sullivan: Novel Diagnostics Methods Driving the European Cancer IVD Market Towards Early Detection and Prevention

...n elucidated by the success of the human genome project. This has allowed the rapid proliferation of specific nucleic acid tests for the detection of tumour markers and this trend holds strong potential for the growth of the market. "The human genome project has encouraged the cancer genome project,...
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