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Pill-Sized Robot Tests Tumours In Body

Scientists have developed a pill-sized robot that can travel inside your body, can find if you have any tumours and transmit the findings back to a computer//. After being swallowed, the robot passes through the body naturally, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. The miniature video ca...

A Protein That Increases Risk Of Tumours

A protein that protects the body from tissue damage also increases the risk of tumours, says a study. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis tested the protein Bcl-xL that helps the body's healthy cells // survive the effects of toxic chemotherapeutic agents. ...

Lancing tumours into the body

A team of micromachine experts report this week that they have developed tiny spinning screws that could swim along veins, ferrying drugs to infected tissues, or even burrow into tumours to kill them off with a hot lance.Kazushi Ishiyama at Tohoku University in Japan has designed swimming micromach...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

Boffins have made a new device, Novo-TTF (Tumor-Treating Fields), for treating brain cancer patients using electrical field therapy, which could more than double the survival rates for people with one of the most common types of brain tumour. The device uses low intensity electrical fields...

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

Boffins have developed a new gene therapy by using 'suicide genes' derived from mesenchymal stem cells taken from human fat tissue, which hunt for and kill cancerous tumours. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Cestmir Altaner at the Cancer Research Institute of the Slo...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

People with inoperable kidney and liver tumours may rely on a new, non-surgical procedure called Radio-frequency ablation (RFA), which has already been successful in treating Hollywood talent manager , Louis Bershad, after he was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his left kidney. The ro...

Nanoparticles Used by Researchers to Attack Brain Tumours

Treating brain tumors is traditionally difficult because of the blood-brain barrier, which prevents harmful substances from traveling //through the bloodstream into the brain. In order for chemotherapy to treat a tumor, it must penetrate this barrier. 'Thinking outside the box is a must for d...

Awake Surgery to treat Brain tumours

The need for more awake surgery was made at a major conference on brain tumours in Dublin organised by the Irish Cancer Society. // According to the Irish Cancer Society, in spite of the awake surgery being time-consuming and expensive, it has higher rate of success and any damge to the ...

Alcohol Drinking Affects Risk Of Colorectal Tumours

Drinking beer and alcohol increases the risk of colorectal tumours, while drinking wine in moderation lowers the risk, according to a study. // The study, conducted by Joseph C. Anderson, M.D. and colleagues at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, was meant to examine the impact of r...

Alcohol Consumption A Threat To Colorectal Tumours

Alcohol is considered not good for health as it induces lot of alterations in the metabolism of the body. Drinking beer and alcohol increases the risk of colorectal tumours, while drinking in moderation lowers the risk, according to a study. // The study was conducted by Joseph C. Anderson, ...

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

A new method of treating childhood brain tumours, aimed at reducing the risk of damage to normal tissue, is to be trialled at hospitals around the US. Researchers will enrol 50 children suffering from medulloblastoma – the most common malignant childhood brain tumour – who will be treated with lowe...

Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours

In the United States of America, a lawyer- Peter Angelos, who won millions of dollars as compensation from the tobacco industry in Maryland, has announced that he is dragging Vodafone to court in a billion dollar suit. He is claiming compensation to cell phone users who are said to have developed b...

Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

...is can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumours up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability. 4... in the brain and more children are dying of brain tumours than any other cancer. We are concerned that chil... being diagnosed and managed with brain and spinal tumours was a gap in research and clinical development, li...

Grant for brain tumor and deafness research

...ness Research UK, to investigate the role of brain tumours causing deafness in children and adults and the d...pment of therapies using in vitro models. These tumours and a variety of other tumours are caused by mutations affecting a protein called...

Abbott and Oasmia Pharmaceutical Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Paccal(R) Vet, a New Chemotherapeutic Agent for Dogs

...Efficacy and safety in an open label single arm multi center phase III trial of a new formulation of paclitaxel (Paccal(R) Vet) in dogs with mast cell tumours grade II and III. ESVONC Annual Congress March 26-29, 2009 at Hotel Silvanus, Visegrad, Budapest, Hungary ...

Toronto researcher's discovery points to a new treatment avenue for acute myeloid leukemia

...ecifically targets cancer stem cells. This discovery offers hope for the development of treatments that target the cancer stem cells of other types of tumours as well." "This is precisely the role we envisioned for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research when the McGuinty government created it back in 2...

New piece found in colorectal cancer puzzle

...ession of prostasin in mammary and prostate cancer cells reduces the invasive properties of cancer cells and that high prostasin expression in gastric tumours is associated with longer survival. In what may be support for this trend, our data shows that elevated mRNA levels for prostasin's inhibitor, PN-1, c...

$16.8 million study will breathe new life into cancer battle

...otherapy and most forms of chemotherapy; as a result, patients with hypoxic tumours respond less well to treatment. Furthermore, hypoxia also appears to inc...ough and should help us to develop therapeutic interventions that will make tumours less deadly." ...

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

...reatments, are most likely to be successful. For instance, the panel recommends the inclusion of adjuvant endocrine therapy for most patients whose tumours show evidence of any detectable oestrogen receptor. Anti-HER2 therapy such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) is recommended for almost all patients with HER2...

Hormone therapy may confer more aggressive properties to prostate tumors

...t that the tumour properties change following hormone therapy such that the tumours at a later stage can continue to grow and spread in the body. For this reas...therapy, and this means that it is particularly important to study how such tumours are controlled and how they behave. The properties that we have identified ...

Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

... who has developed a pioneering technique using microwaves to destroy liver tumours has treated more than 100 patients in the UK and other patients are now bei...probe and no energy is sent through the body. We can now treat very large tumours up to 6-8 cms in diameter within 4-6 minutes. This makes it ideal for som...

New oncogene gives valuable insight into hepatocellular tumors in humans

...on of GP130 somatic activating mutations* in human tumours was announced today at EASL 2009, the Annual Meeti...on activating GP130 in inflammatory hepatocellular tumours reveals a new pathway of tumourigenesis in humans,...ry hepatocellular adenomas (IHCA) are benign liver tumours defined by the presence of inflammatory infiltrate...

High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors

...d with high-dosage brachytherapy for head and neck tumours in world medical literature. According to results,...concrete, the research focused on the treatment of tumours in the oral cavity, those affecting the tongue and...th, and those in the oropharyngeal region, such as tumours of the tonsils. Involved in the study was a mul...

Bioengineered proteins: Trial confirms new way to tackle cancer

... Re-engineering a protein that helps prevent tumours spreading and growing has created a potentially po...ould suppress tumour growth in mice. When solid tumours grow they often have relatively poor and disorgani...ngineered version of VHL into mice that had kidney tumours dramatically reduced levels of HIF, caused...

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

...l features including the triple-negative pattern - tumours that lack expression of the estrogen receptor, the... tumors. What we found that was new was that these tumours were just as common in black women diagnosed befor..., "The higher prevalence of triple negative breast tumours in black women in all age and weight categories li...

New data on cancer survival in Europe show more patients are cured

...r all the main cancer types affecting the young. The improvement was statistically significant for acute lymphoid leukaemia and central nervous system tumours in children and for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents and young adults. "Cancer survival in patients aged less than 25 years is poorly documented...

Castrate resistant prostate cancer: New therapeutic approaches

...umour cells can develop an ability to synthesise enzymes to produce their own androgens for androgen receptor (AR) activation after castration. CRPC tumours are not uniformly hormone resistant and may remain sensitive to therapies directed against the ARs. Dr Gleave: "Several new classes of AR-targeting ag...

Study finds biological clue in brain tumor development

...n central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumours (CNS PNET), a type of brain tumour that predominan...rognosis is as yet unclear. It could be that these tumours represent a less aggressive subset or that pathway... mortality of children with central nervous system tumours through improved understanding of tumour biology. ...

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

... A group of international researchers has found the first reliable evidence that early detection of subsequent breast tumours in women who have already had the disease can halve the women's chances of death from breast cancer. According to the research published online tod...

Rearrangements of multifunctional genes cause cancer in children and young people

...esses in the cell. This may be the reason that the tumours arise early in life and principally affect childre...in modified forms in several malignant soft-tissue tumours and several forms of leukaemia. The FET genes are found in these tumours in the form of what are known as "fusion genes" in...

Brain tumors: New therapy surprisingly successful

...entrum in Bonn, the search is now on for more compatible, more effective, drugs. "Amongst other things, we now want to use cell cultures from original tumours to study precisely what the preparations we used in the study really effect", Dr. Martin Glas, one of the authors of the study, declares. ...

Research increases possibilities of personalizing treatment of infant osteosarcoma

...y, obtain better or worse therapeutic effects, stated the specialist. In concrete, the research team studied genetic variants of children in which the tumours prove themselves to be intrinsically resistant to the medical treatment. These are the patients for whom it is necessary to administer high levels of ...

Innovative method to starve tumors

...February 11th, 2009 - The development of cancerous tumours is highly dependent on the nutrients the tumours receive through the blood. The team of Dr. Janusz ...n Meehan, has just discovered a new mechanism that tumours use to stimulate the growth of the blood vessels t...

Surgical technique in Spain enables extirpation of benign tumors of the pancreas

... bear on reduced hospitalisation periods. The tumours that these operations target are mainly neuroendocrine or cystic tumours of the pancreas that are benign or of low malignan...oscopic central pancreatectomy is not suitable for tumours of poorer prognosis where it is paramount to opera...

Skin color studies on tadpoles lead to cancer advance

...and humans that causes a particularly dangerous form of skin cancer. By blocking the migration of these cells, the development and spread of cancerous tumours can potentially be prevented. Published today in the Cell Press journal ' Chemistry & Biology ', the findings are the culmination of several years'...

Low-cost LEDs to slash household electric bills

... Ultraviolet rays made from GaN lighting could also aid water purification and disease control in developing countries, identify the spread of cancer tumours and help fight hospital 'super bugs'. ...

New criteria for measuring tumor size and progression will help ease workloads in clinical trials

...1.1), undertook to create a warehouse of data from clinical trials of solid tumours from both industry and cooperative groups. We were able to test the recomme...ol 45, issue 2 (January 2009), pages 225-310. "Response assessment in solid tumours (RECIST): Version 1.1 and supporting papers." The European Journal of Ca...

Better MRI scans of cancers made possible by TU Delft

...k in this field. The medical profession's ability to trace and visualise tumours is increasing all the time. Detection and imaging techniques have improved ...ften injected with a 'contrast agent', which makes it easier to distinguish tumours from surrounding tissues. The quality of the resulting scan depends partly ...

McGill, MUHC and Douglas researchers get top marks from Quebec Science magazine

...nstitute of cancer research focuses her work on the environment surrounding tumours in the breasts. "We know that this environment is pivotal for cancer initia...linical trials at the end of 2009. Janusz Rak Learning the language of tumours Dr. Janusz Rak has discovered a new fundamental mechanism of how tumour...

Welsh Laboratory Discovers Natural Antidote for Sleep Disturbance Caused by Cell Phones; Don't Disturb Me! Asphalia for Natural Sleep

...MF exposures. Sleep disturbance is not the only problem: in the last few months Israeli and Swedish studies have reported elevated incidence of brain tumours among long term cell phone users. With Asphalia, I think we may accidentally have stumbled on a major contribution to the problem of electro-pollution...
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