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DIABETES DRUG AND ACCUTANE BLOCK BREAST CANCER CELL GROWTH
Breast cancer cells exposed to a diabetes drug (Troglitazone) and the Vitamin A compound Accutane stopped multiplying and died on cue in laboratory and animal studies conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The drug combination appears to have no adverse effect on healthy cells, either in laboratory studies or in immunodeficient mice injected with human breast cells that form tumors.
Interview: H. Phillip Koeffler, M.D., Director of Hematology/Oncology, Cedars-Sinai

NEW BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP OFFERS PATIENTS AND FAMILIES MONTHLY UPDATES ON NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS PLUS PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
A new Brain Tumor Support Group at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Neurosurgical Institute provides patients and their families with psychological support as well as monthly updates on the latest in treatment options, including radiation, chemotherapy and future strategies using gene therapy and immunology. The series of programs combines medical updates with psychological support groups.
Interview: World-renowned brain surgeon Keith L. Black, M.D., and brain tumor patients

CLINICAL TRIALS AT CEDARS-SINAI OFFER NEW OPTION FOR ANGINA PAIN SUFFERERS
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