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Biomarkers May Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

Cancer expert is wary of finding, however TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) --Three molecules associated with prostate cancer might provide the long-sought markers that could discern which tumors are life-threatening and need aggressive treatment, a new study indicates. The currently ...

New biomarker may predict leukemia aggressiveness

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have evidence of a potential new biomarker to predict the aggressiveness of an often difficult-to-treat form of leukemia. They found that high levels of a particular enzyme in the blood are an indicator that ch...

Cartoons to Indicate Aggressiveness in Urban School Girls

Researchers working closely with African American inner city schoolgirls have been developing culturally sensitive drawings of problematic social incidents to help measure// which children are likely to take offense and react aggressively. "The girls preferred the cartoons over traditional wr...

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

...tion method comprises the length of time it takes for PSA (prostate-specific antigen) to double, Gleason score (a numeric indicator of prostate cancer aggressiveness as seen under the microscope), and the interval between surgical removal of the prostate and the first detectable PSA level. According to Johns Hopki...

DFG establishes nine new collaborative research centers

...cularisation and substrate transport, will also be addressed. Furthermore, the representation of cytobiological signals will be used for assessing the aggressiveness of a tumour. Tracer and optical methods will then aid in transferring the molecular imaging from animal experiments to the clinical situation. (Host u...

Gene Mutation May Up Risks of Endometrial Cancer

... Marker indicates aggressiveness of the disease, study finds,, ,, WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic marker for aggressive endometrial cancer has been identif...

Research reveals molecular pathway behind invasive prostate cancers

...to determine if their findings were applicable in humans as well. "Theoretically, this new knowledge could be used to better categorize a tumor's aggressiveness by measuring the levels of PTEN and Par-4 expressed in a tissue biopsy," adds Diaz-Meco. "That would help clinicians make tough decisions about how ag...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the 45th Annual Meeting of ASCO

...s identified in the study can help predict the likelihood of surviving 18 months after cancer recurrence and whether these miRNAS may help predict the aggressiveness of the disease in earlier stages of melanoma. Abstract # 9044, 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 1, 2009 Blood-based marker may be tied to poor me...

What killed Naval hero John Paul Jones?

...ccomplishments, Dr. Bogle says he was not well accepted by other officers of his time because of his exaggerated sense of personal honor, over-the-top aggressiveness and what some said was a poor leadership style. "His need for fame and personal honor, not unusual for officers of his day, drove him to see his men a...

Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer

...ssive prostate cancer. In a third report, researchers led by Dr. Stacy Loeb, from Johns Hopkins University, found statins may help in reducing the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. "Our results suggest that the use of statins may be associated with more favorable pathological features at radical prostatectomy,...
Aggressiveness in Medical Technology

Ipsogen Expands its US Market Presence Through Licensing Agreement With ARUP Laboratories for the Commercialization of JAK2 Molecular Diagnostic Assays

...tests, developed in close cooperation with highly specialized clinical centres, provide information on the type of disease (diagnosis, screening), the aggressiveness of cancer (prognosis), the efficacy of proposed targeted therapies (companion diagnosis) and the course of the cancer being treated (monitoring). ...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

...results of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test (which looks for a protein produced by the prostate gland and can help detect cancer), tumor aggressiveness and the clinical stage of the tumor. About the Society of Interventional Radiology Interventional radiologists are physicians who specializ...

Lilly and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Announce Licensing and Collaboration Agreement

...common in malignant melanomas, colon, and thyroid cancers. The V600E mutant form of BRAF kinase in particular has been associated with increased tumor aggressiveness and decreased survival rates in many types of cancers. Deciphera is pursuing two distinct strategies centered on BRAF inhibition. The first strategy s...

AviaraDx Confirms That Combination of Two Molecular Biomarkers Improves Prediction of Disease Recurrence in Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients

... are involved in invasive tumor growth. This assay assists pathologists and oncologists by improving the accuracy of tumor grading. To predict tumor aggressiveness and a potential response to chemotherapy, pathologists traditionally evaluate a breast cancer biopsy by light microscopy and assign a tumor grade. Pat...

Karmanos Physician-Scientists Examine Racial Disparities in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer

...os Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, two studies were conducted to determine if this stems from the molecular composition of the tumor, or the aggressiveness of the treatment plan. Dr. Schimp's presentation, Outcomes of Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Ethnicity, was part of the conference's Min...

Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presents Preclinical Data on Molecular Imaging Pharmaceutical for Prostate Cancer

...on the company's products and technologies to be presented at the meeting. "Accurate diagnosis and the ability to properly assess the true extent and aggressiveness of prostate cancer are fundamental to appropriate therapeutic management of the disease," said John W. Babich, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific O...
Aggressiveness in Biological News

Changing length of days reverses how estrogen affects aggressiveness in mice

New research shows how simply varying the length of daylight to which mice are exposed to can change how aggressively they react to other mice. The study found that in the short days of winter, the class of hormones called estrogens acts to increase aggression in males of a particular type of mo...

2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

... in Philadelphia, said these results raise the question "can the amount and/or duration of reproductive hormones to which women are exposed affect the aggressiveness of ovarian cancer and/or its resistance to treatment, and if so, by what mechanism?" "The significance of this paper is in suggesting new researc...

Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis

...brain. New understanding - possible treatments "Such doubly or even triply activated T cells could be the reason for the significantly greater aggressiveness of these cells", suggests Hartmut Wekerle, the head of the study. And, of course, he is already thinking one step ahead: "We must now find a way of id...

Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model

... The aggressiveness of tumors and their susceptibility to chemotherapy may become easier to predict based on a mathematical model developed at The University of Texas Hea...

Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

...ime of surgery. And, their cancer came back with a vengeance: the time it took the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, level to double an indicator of aggressiveness was eight months versus more than 18 months in non-exposed veterans. "There is something about the biology of these cancers that are associated wi...

CSHL team develops mouse models of leukemia that predict response to chemotherapy

...udy traces the intracellular network controlled by the p53 gene, a linchpin of the cell's anti-tumor defense response, as the key determinant of AML's aggressiveness and response to therapy. Most patients with AML receive the same standardized treatment an initial phase of intense chemotherapy followed by addi...

Molecular fingerprints point the way to earlier cancer diagnosis and more targeted treatment

...ad to other organs or not." says the Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar. "We want to find clinical markers that supplement PSA." aggressiveness is a major factor in prostate cancer treatment. In fact some men with slow growing disease likely won't even need treatment. So he wants to provide a ...

U-M researchers ID gene involved in pancreatic cancer

...the group in which ATDC was not expressed, only minimal signs of tumor growth were seen after 60 days. "This particular gene promotes the biologic aggressiveness of the cancer," says Simeone, who is also Lazar J. Greenfield Professor of Surgery and Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the U-M Medical School. ...

Stroma genomic signature predicts resistance to anthracyclin-based chemotherapy in breast cancer

...nd computational biologists combined their effort to address a very puzzling question: Why breast tumors that have very similar conditions in terms of aggressiveness (grade), invasiveness (node status) and hormone dependency (ER status), respond differently to the same kind of chemotherapy treatment. "Two breas...

Dense tissue promotes aggressive cancers

...sed risk for both developing breast cancer and having breast cancers with invasive characteristics. This connection between breast density and cancer aggressiveness has begged the question of which comes first. Is the tissue denser because the tumor is more aggressive (and recruits cells that "lay down" more matri...
Aggressiveness in Biological Technology

Center for Molecular Medicine Partners with AviaraDx to Offer New Cancer Tests to Aid Physicians in Personalizing Treatment

... a thorny problem in a small but significant portion of metastatic cancer cases. The H/I test for endocrine resistance is a great tool for considering aggressiveness of treatment for ER+, node negative breast cancer patients," said CMM Executive Director Dr. Daniel H. Farkas. "We are very pleased to be one of the f...
Aggressiveness in Biological Definition

Edward's syndrome

...om these children, it is also difficult to determine what the survival rate or prognosis would be for the condition if they were treated with the same aggressiveness as their genetically 'normal' peers. The rate of occurance for Edward's Syndrome is ~ 1:3000 conceptions and 1:6000 livebirths, as 50% of those diag...

Sociobiology

... was not Jewish), and Tobach. Science and sociobiology Twin studies suggest that behavioural traits such as creativity , extroversion and aggressiveness are between 45% to 75% genetic. Intelligence is said by some to be about 80% genetic after one matures. Others, such as R. C Lewontin, reject the i...
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