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Study Links Cancerous Tumors With Depression

Research with rats finds biological tie between growths and mood changes WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that people with cancer often suffer from depression. A new study in rats has found that the cause of the depression may be the properties of the tu...

Future Looks Bright For Non-Invasive Diagnosis Of Skin Cancer; Study Shows Novel Light Device Detects Cancerous Lesions From Normal Tissue

Researchers report promising results for the viability of a portable, handheld device using a specialized light technique that may enhance the differential diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancers, inflamed scar tissue and normal skin in vivo. Recently published in "Lasers in Surgery and Medi...

Combined radiation seed, chemotherapy wafer implants show promise in treating cancerous brain tumors

CINCINNATIIn the battle against malignant brain tumors, dual implantation of radioactive seeds and chemotherapy wafers following surgery showed promising results in a study led by specialists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital. The study, ...

T vs. B: Re-engineered human T cells effectively target and kill cancerous B cells

PHILADELPHIA − Human white blood cells, engineered to recognize other malignant immune cells, could provide a novel therapy for patients with highly lethal B cell cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). B...

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...

Suntan Helps to Prevent the Cancerous Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

A recent research has found that a suntan is the bodys best effort to deflect the known cancerous effects of ultraviolet (UV) light . Researchers at the Harvard-affiliated Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have conducted a series of experiments and found that a suntan helps prevent the bo...

Computer Software Less Reliable Than Radiologists' Eyes in Detecting Cancerous Tumors

Radiologists using computer-aided detection software for mammograms are more likely to interpret a benign growth as potentially cancerous than "human reviewers using// their eyes and experience," and CAD systems do not help detect more cancers, according to a study. CAD systems use complex al...

New Protein Inhibitor Halts Growth Of Cancerous Cells

Researchers reporting their findings in the current Biology online on February 8, have developed a small-molecule inhibitor of a protein that plays// key roles in the control of cell division. The researchers show that the inhibitor can halt the growth of tumors in mice and cancer-derived cells gro...

Salty Diet Pack Cancerous Punch In Children

The Trading Standards Institute finds children who have habit of eating foods high in fat and salt put their future in risk //. Therefore, TSI warned parents to be cautious about the amount of salt and fat when purchasing products in the market, which was concluded after surveying about 270 pro...

Moles become cancerous due to genes

According to new study, researchers have identified a gene that causes benign moles on the skin to become cancerous. This could allow doctors to treat more effectively patients with early stages of melanoma. A team of scientists lead by Dr. Rhoda Alani of Johns Hopkins University, found a gene know...

Morphine may excite cancerous tumors

According to a new study, morphine may be combined with tumor growth in mice. At present there is no scientific data that indicates morphine or similar pain medications will lead to increased cancer growth in humans.// However, researchers say their findings warrant further studies for managing can...

Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

Women should get a second medical opinion if they are told to consider a hysterectomy because they have fibroid tumors that could become cancerous.// 'It is very, very rare that a fibroid tumor could become cancerous,' said Dr. Nelson Teng, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Stanford Universit...

Mature Muscle Fibers Can Revert to Become Cancerous

Mature muscle fibers, rather than their less-developed neighbors, are the tissues that turn malignant in a soft-tissue cancer//that strikes children and teens, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas have found. The research, performed in fruit flies,...

Exposure To Artificial Light Could Be Cancerous

It has been long suggested by researchers that being exposed to too much light at night disrupts crucial hormones and raises the chance of developing breast tumours //. Women particularly those who work night shifts like nurses and airhostesses are considered to be of particularly risk. For t...

Cancer Cells Trigger Supporting Cells to Turn Cancerous

With the fight against cancer focusing at the molecular and genetic levels, the role played by the surrounding non-cancerous cells is coming under increasing scrutiny.// Now scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have demonstrated that these supporting cells are indeed key pl...

Gene causes moles to become cancerous

According to recent finding, researchers have identified a gene that causes benign moles on the skin to become cancerous. This could allow doctors to treat more effectively patients with early stages of melanoma. A team of scientists lead by Dr. Rhoda Alani of Johns Hopkins University, found ...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...try was used to examine the chemical nature of the cancerous VOCs and an electrical nose device detected the difference between cancerous cells and the samples. In the study, 350 to 40...n drawbacks are the lack of discrimination between cancerous and benign lesionsmost lesions turn out to be harm...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

...line treatment, have the potential to slow cancer growth and improve patient outcomes. Unlike traditional chemotherapy-based treatments, which destroy cancerous and non-cancerous cells alike, targeted therapies are designed to inhibit only cancer cell replication and tumor growth and are generally well tolerat...

US HIFU Secures $5 Million Financing From MMV Financial

...te cancer. The company looks forward to expanding plans for clinical trials that will give patients the option to pursue focal therapy, where only the cancerous part of the prostate is removed instead of the whole gland. Studies outside the U.S. have shown that focal therapy may reduce side effects and offer e...

Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests

...n," she said. The study, in fact, was undertaken because many British experts believed that a pap test followed by aggressive treatment of moderate cancerous changes in the cervix did more harm than good in women younger than 25. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Pap tests are still offered to women ...

F. Duwaine Townsen Joins SpectraScience Board of Directors

...e company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets spectrophotometry systems capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT(R) Optical Biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provides the physician ...

Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well

...ation, another treatment or just watchful waiting. The study of almost 13,000 American men who had a radical prostatectomy -- surgical removal of a cancerous prostate gland -- between 1987 and 2005 found that only 12 percent of them died of the cancer, according to the report in the July 27 issue of the Jo...

Brookhaven Lab and Hybridyne Imaging Technologies Inc., win R&D 100 award

...raphy. However, the current imaging methods have limitations. Benign and cancerous tumors cannot easily be distinguished by ultrasound, and fibrous tissues ca...t can also be optimized for surgical use as a probe to guide the removal of cancerous tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. CZT detec...

First CyberKnife System in Rhode Island Installed

...more comfortable experience with fewer side effects that affect quality of life." CyberKnife radiosurgery offers a non-invasive treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. By incorporating robotic mobility and the ability to image throughout the treatment, the CyberKnife System delivers high-dos...

DNA-damaged cells communicate with neighbors to let them know they're in trouble

... "With regard to cancer, we found that if there is a mutant and potentially cancerous cell in the vicinity of the damaged cell, the signals from the damaged cell...ctivity of p53, which is essential to prevent cancer. It also explains why cancerous tumors are still able to secrete inflammatory signals when p53 has mutated ...

Reduced diet thwarts aging, disease in monkeys

...here is a major effect of caloric restriction in increasing survival if you look at deaths due to the diseases of aging," he says. The incidence of cancerous tumors and cardiovascular disease in animals on a restricted diet was less than half that seen in animals permitted to eat freely. Remarkably, while d...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in France

...e company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets spectrophotometry systems capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and provides the physician wit...

Carbohydrate acts as tumor suppressor

...a novel way to treat cancer." Using antibodies, the team investigated the expression of both α-DG and its associated glycans in both normal and cancerous cells. They found that the quantity of α-DG was similar in both cell types, but the level of attached glycans was reduced in the cancer cells. Fu...

Purdue researchers create prostate cancer 'homing device' for drug delivery

...ound only on prostate cancer cells and tumor blood vessels, acts as the homing signal that the molecule targets. The molecule and its cargo go only to cancerous tissue, leaving healthy tissue unharmed." Once the molecule reaches the PSMA protein, it binds to it. The molecule is designed with a specific shap...

Lilly Receives Fourth FDA Approval for ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection)

...m, penetrating the chest lining, ribs, and the nerves and blood vessels that lead to the arm. The liver, bones and brain are potential targets if the cancerous cells enter the bloodstream. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Report, lung cancer is the world's most common cancer and th...

Predicting the return of prostate cancer: New Johns Hopkins study betters the odds of success

...ancer Center. An increase in PSA, or prostate specific antigen, occurs in approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of men after surgery to remove the cancerous prostate, says Antonarakis. In these patients, the newly emerging prostate cancer cells are rarely detectable on imaging scans. When faced with the ...

Study identifies biomarker that safely monitors tumor response to new brain cancer treatment

... of treatment. This protein, called "high mobility group box 1" (HMGB1), regulates gene expression in healthy cells by binding to the cells' DNA. When cancerous cells are killed, however, HMGB1 is released into the general blood circulation. This research shows that measuring the levels of HMGB1 in the blood c...

'Chemical Nose' May Sniff Out Cancer Earlier

...e in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , said the sensors have successfully distinguished between healthy and cancerous human and animal cells, even from the same individual. "This result is key. It shows that we can differentiate between the three cell types in a s...

Cell Protein Could Help Spur Malignancy

...atments, scientists say THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A protein called STAT3 plays a major role in the change of normal cells into cancerous cells, according to U.S. researchers, who say the finding could lead to new cancer treatments. STAT3, which has a role in the cell nucleus regulati...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

... cell cancerous, and mechanistic studies, which examine how they turn cells cancerous and in what setting. It is a long and intensive effort that will leverage k...ibited the ability of these cell lines to grow in a semi-solid condition, a cancerous quality that normal cells do not typically share," Chin says. "Knocking dow...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Spain

...ctively identifies the borders of tissue during surgery to determine if all cancerous tissue has been removed. This can prevent additional costly treatment." ...y systems capable of determining whether tissue is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical Biop...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...ncer-free Tasmanian devils to geographically isolated areas or zoos. Many species living within polluted aquatic environments suffer high rates of cancerous tumors, and studies strongly suggest links between wildlife cancers and human pollutants. For example, the study cites the case of beluga whales in th...

World-renowned nanotechnology expert proves there is big potential in the smallest of matter

...icle level. This knowledge is important for learning how viruses infect cells, understanding the chemical and physical differences between healthy and cancerous cells, or discovering the genetic code associated with a new flu virus all of which could lead to new therapeutics and diagnostics. DPN's application...

Veran Medical Enables Breakthrough 4D Navigation to Cancer Lesions at University of Virginia Hospital

...re/ -- Dr. Marc Sarti from the University of Virginia recently used the Veran IG4 Plug-N-Play Navigation System on multiple patients to target small cancerous lung lesions that were located in extremely challenging locations. Dr. Sarti's unique use of the 4D capability for the diagnosis and treatment for th...
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