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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, ...

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Tumours in Medical Technology

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces Start of Enrolment in U.S. Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with K-RAS or EGFR-Activated Tumours

CALGARY, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY ) announced today that it has started patient enrolment in a Phase 2 clinical trial using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(R) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients w...

Encouraging First Data on New Targeted Treatment for Patients With Melanoma - the Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

...al trials, and ultimately, for treatment with PLX4032. "PLX4032 has shown both tumour shrinkage and delay in tumour progression in patients whose tumours harbour a BRAF mutation, as well as improved quality of life for symptomatic patients," stated Keith T. Flaherty, M.D., assistant professor at the Abr...

Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery

...ts suffer a relapse within two years and recurrent tumours are often more aggressive and more difficult to tr...nes for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). http://www.cancerimprovement.nhs.uk/%5Cd...atients with KIT (CD117)-positive gastrointestinal tumours (GIST), which cannot be surgically removed and/or ...

Update on FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on Liraglutide for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

...ordisk based on the available data had ruled out that the finding of C-cell tumours in rodents was not relevant to humans, the Advisory Committee was split on the FDA question related to whether the available data on C-cell tumours permitted approvability. Finally, the Advisory Committee unanimous...

BN ImmunoTherapeutics Updates on Phase I/II Studies With Breast Cancer Vaccine

...ed data from its clinical studies with its breast cancer vaccine, MVA-BN(R)-HER2, in development as therapy of metastatic breast cancer patients whose tumours over-express HER2. The study met its primary endpoint with regards to safety and by showing an immune response. Evidence of vaccine-induced anti-HER2 ...

ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Technology Transfer Success Fee From Roche for the Novel Anti-Cancer Antibody, TB-403 (Anti-PIGF)

...t and ThromboGenics. TB-403 (anti-PlGF) is a humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks the formation of the new blood vessels required by solid tumours to support growth. PlGF is a homologue of VEGF, and clinical evidence suggests that it plays a role in the angiogenesis of malignant tissue, and does ...

Nerviano Medical Sciences Invited by EORTC-NCI-AACR to Present the State-of-the-Art of Aurora

... NERVIANO, Italy, October 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Responses in Solid tumours Reported. Aurora inhibitors play a key role in cell duplication and are i...ted Phase I studies and is now undergoing clinical Phase II trials in solid tumours and blood cancers at some of the most widely acknowledged international cli...

Debiopharm and EPFL Sign Research Project Agreement to Identify Inhibitors of Signalling Pathways Controlling Cell Fate for Cancer Treatment

...olling cell fate specification could generate innovative anti-cancer drugs with anti-tumoural, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic properties to treat tumours that are currently resistant to standard therapies," said Kamel Besseghir, CEO of Debiopharm S.A. About Debiopharm Group Debiopharm Group is a glo...

AstraZeneca Announces Innovative New Partnership With Singapore Institutions to Develop Anti-Cancer Compounds

...in cancer cell growth. AstraZeneca is leading the way in unlocking the potential of MEK inhibitors in the treatment of cancer. Targeting MEK dependant tumours offers an exciting opportunity to develop a more personalised, targeted approach to the treatment of cancer. AZD1152 This is a selective cytokines...

Cytopia Appoints Study Chairman for JAK2 Clinical Trial

...Cytopia is developing a suite of JAK2 inhibitors for multiple indications including the treatment of certain cancers, particularly lymphomas and solid tumours where JAK2 has been shown to be upregulated, and for cardiovascular diseases such as pulmonary hypertension. About Cytopia Cytopia Ltd is an Austr...
Tumours in Medical Definition

Hematopathology

... lymphoma in the pathology specimen . Notes ^ Jaffe, ES, Harris, NL, Stein, H., and Vardiman, JW, eds. Pathology and Genetics: tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, World Health Organization Classification of Tumors Series . Lyon: IARC Press, 2001. External links ...

Pathology

...ubules pseudohypoaldosteronism (Type IV renal tubular acidosis ) Diseases of the collecting duct Type I renal tubular acidosis tumours of the kidney Renal cell carcinoma | Wilms' tumor (children) Diseases of the renal vasculature renal artery stenosis | vasculitis ...

Personalized medicine

...n 2004 and it is known as a targeted cancer drug. In addition because of new molecular testing for c-kit, tumors such as GIST GastroIntestinal Stromal tumours a solid malignancy never associated with blood bourne cancer are also treated with this drug. It works by killing specific cells whereas chemotherapy ...
Tumours in Medical Dictionary

Tuberous sclerosis

... Tuberous sclerosis or tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumours to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin. A... Fact sheet from the National Institute of N...

Pleura

...leura (pleuritis) and/or accumulation of fluid ... Tumor may be pedunculated and connected to the pleura surface by a fibrous band ... Thirteen tumours arose from visceral pleura and wedge resection was performed, ... Endometrial deposits in both diaphragm and pleura have a similar appearanc...

Myoma

...nd treatment options ... Learn about myoma tumours & treatments: FDA approved focused ultrasound...reatments for myoma ? ... Learn about myoma tumours and myoma cysts: Pregnancy, menstruation and size. ... Myoma (fibroid) tumours are usually benign (non-cancerous)...

Mastoid

... infection of the mastoid bone, which is a portion of the temporal bone. ... The mastoid consists of air cells that drain the ... Malignant tumours of the mastoid are rare, the majority being squamous cell carcinomas. ... The mastoid swelling was hyperaemic, tender and warm. ... Follow...

Gallbladder

...eliver bile into the intestine. ... Gall bladder stones are very common in developed countries and most developing ... Sometimes gallbladder tumours are an incidental finding during surgery for stones. ... Surgery to remove gallbladder cancer can have significant side effects and, ... Ga...

Adenoviruses

... membranes ... Adenoviruses are a frequent cause of acute upper respiratory tract (URT) ... In 1962, some Adenoviruses were shown to cause tumours in rodents - this caused ... Adenoviruses cause acute respiratory disease (usually), pneumonia (occasionally) ... The adenoviruses are...
Tumours in Biological News

Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research

...artment of Materials and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London, says: "Many patients who have had bone removed because of tumours or accidents live in real pain. By repairing bone defect sites in the body with bone-like material that best mimics the properties of their real bone ...

Breakthrough in radiotherapy promises targeted cancer treatment

...therapy will enable a far more precise and accurate treatment for cancerous tumours by using real-time images to guide the radiation beam. Real-time image-g...on oncologists the possibility of instantly modifying the treatment dose as tumours change in size and shift. Published in issue 12 of IOP Publishing's Phy...

Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing

...24 molecules on cells to promote even more rapid healing. This may mean less scarring, bowel obstruction and fistulation and less chance of developing tumours resulting from persistent inflammation. As a result of this, it may also reduce the chance of needing surgery further down the line." In the early ...

Regulatory molecule for tumor formation or suppression identified by Singapore, US researchers

...ted with zebrafish. "Interestingly, this microRNA is elevated in many types of human cancers, suggesting that it may contribute to the formation of tumours by suppressing the p53 protein," said Bing Lim, M.D., Ph.D., lead author and senior group leader at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), a researc...

Researchers discover gene mutations that cause childhood brain cancer

...ncer formation. About 250 Canadian children are diagnosed with various types of brain cancer every year. About 70 per cent of these survive. Brain tumours are the leading cause of childhood cancer deaths. The most common childhood brain cancer is medulloblastoma a tumour that occurs at the back of the b...

Singapore research organisations team up to advance drug discovery using brain tumor stem cells

...ch scientist Dr. Carol Tang, and Dr. Christopher Ang Beng Ti, a NNI neurosurgeon and SICS clinical investigator. The duo have shown that primary brain tumours are caused by a minority group of cells that display a genetic profile distinct from that of the tumour bulk. They have reliably established a met...

Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto

...z is being awarded for research into the causes of tumours such as cervical cancer through human papilloma vi...ndamental epidemiological work on the causation of tumours through chronic infections, particularly through h...ly a more comparably important, avoidable cause of tumours in human beings than smoking. Although the fact th...

New research findings may enable earlier diagnosis of uterine cancer

...ases, from arteriosclerosis and dementia to rheumatism, cerebral haemorrhage and cancer. The studies carried out by Sandra Karlsson on human malignant tumours have confirmed that changes in this gene are present in early as well as late stage cancer. "This shows that the identified gene has an important rol...

First images from medical beamline at Canadian Light Source

...with the Saskatoon Health Region. DEI uses the unique properties of synchrotron X-rays to produce images of soft tissues such as muscle, organs and tumours that do not readily absorb X-rays, making them cloudy or invisible to conventional X-ray radiographs and mammograms. For example, the mouse's lungs ar...

Repairing DNA damage: Researchers discover critical process in cancer treatment

... turned on or off is critical to understanding how tumours develop. In this system, ATR is the key that turns...etermining if the NER system is working in patient tumours may therefore be an important first step to chemot...a PhD student at the Universit de Montral. Any tumours identified as defective in ATR-mediated repair are...
Tumours in Biological Technology

EMcision Announces 510(k) Clearance of the Habib EndoHPB, its Novel Bipolar RF Device for the Palliation of Biliary and Pancreatic Tumours

EMcision Ltd. today announced clearance for marketing by the United States Food and Drug Administration (K083292) of its Habib™ EndoHPB device for the palliation of biliary and pancreatic tumours. London (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- EMcision Ltd. today announced clear...

Debiopharm Group and Moffitt Cancer Center Sign Development and Commercialisation Agreement for Small Molecule Debio 0928 in Early Preclinical Development for Treatment of Solid Tumours

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and TAMPA, Florida, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, and Moffitt Cancer Center (Moffitt), a non-profit Fl...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces U.S. Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with K-RAS or EGFR-Activated Tumours

CALGARY, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review, the Company is initiating a U.S. Phase 2 clinical trial using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(R) in comb...

Dutch Medical Equipment Producer Nucletron Strengthens Leading Position in Cancer Radiation Therapy Market

...g range of cancer types, including cancer of the prostate, breast and cervix. The radiation source used for killing the cancer cells and shrinking the tumours is placed in or close to the tumour itself. This precision approach allows doctors to concentrate the dose of radiation in a smaller area, significant...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Completes Enrolment in Combination REOLYSIN(R)/Gemcitabine Trial

...ination with escalating dosages of REOLYSIN intravenously. Eligible patients included those who had been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic solid tumours including pancreatic, lung and ovarian cancers that are refractory (have not responded) to standard therapy or for which no curative standard therapy ...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Head and Neck Results in Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Trial

...patients with escalating intravenous dosages of REOLYSIN(R). Eligible patients include those who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic solid tumours such as head and neck, melanoma, lung and ovarian that are refractory (have not responded) to standard therapy or for which no curative standard thera...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Update Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Docetaxel Trial Results at Replicating Oncolytic Virus Meeting

...YSIN(R) in combination with a standard dosage of docetaxel. Eligible patients included those who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic solid tumours that are refractory (have not responded) to standard therapy or for which no curative standard therapy exists. The poster presentation will be avail...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Phase I/II Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Results at iSBTc Annual Meeting

...nation with a standard dosage of paclitaxel and carboplatin. Eligible patients include those who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic solid tumours such as melanoma, lung and ovarian that are refractory (have not responded) to standard therapy or for which no curative standard therapy exists. Th...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Combination REOLYSIN(R) and Docetaxel Results at iSBTc Annual Meeting

...may receive up to eight cycles of treatment in this study. Eligible patients include those who have been diagnosed with advanced or metastatic solid tumours including bladder, lung, prostate or upper gastro-intestinal cancers that are refractory (have not responded) to standard therapy or for which no cura...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators Present Reovirus and Melanoma Research at EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium

...t Frederick (NCI-F) in the United States. The conference is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 21-24, 2008. Mice bearing human melanoma tumours each received a single injection of reovirus at various dose levels, administered intravenously. Dose-dependent tumor growth delay was observed in the...
Tumours in Biological Products

Rabbit Anti-Ki67 Polyclonal Antibody, Unconjugated from GeneTex

Description:...ues the prognostic value is comparable to the tritiated thymidine-labelling index. The correlation between low Ki67 index and histologically low-grade tumours is strong. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide (unfortunately, the amino acid sequence is considered to be commercially sensitive) (Human)....
Company:GeneTex
Tumours in Biological Definition

Gene therapy

... the injections of vectors containing p53 — a gene that suppresses tumours — directly in to the cancerous tissue, the tumours stopped growing and were broken down by the body. Adenoviruses are larger...
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