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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored
...ncer Prevention Research. He is among the first in cancer
research to begin studying in the laboratory those.... "Dr. Alberts is a true pioneer in translational cancer
prevention research," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), AACR chief executive officer. "His man...
Genetic mutations linked to the practice of burning coal in homes in China
... 2 to 6 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. "Lung cancer
mortality rates in Xuan Wei are among the highest ...ested for mutations generally associated with lung cancer
in people who had no evidence of disease. We found that a good number of these individuals had mutat...
Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
...in mice. A Phase II study testing the compounds in cancer
patients is now under way. The findings of the ani...d vitamin E could ever be used to prevent prostate cancer
in healthy individuals. The first step was to see the results from the studies on men with prostate ...
International study findings link acne-like rash to effectiveness of new targeted cancer treatment
...nces, but an international study of a new targeted cancer
treatment cetuximab has shown that patients who ...Leuven, said 346 patients with advanced colorectal cancer
were treated in the study in Leuven and other Belgian and U.S. centres. All the patients had metasta...
Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds
...idges is correlated with chromosome instability in cancer
cells. Because cigarette smoking is linked to oral, larynx, lung, bladder and esophageal cancers, our results showing that cigarette smoke can produce anaphase bridges and destabilize a cell's chromosomes have added significance," said Dr. Saunders. ...
Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
...sis by a team of Belgian researchers could make cancer
treatment more effective at killing tumours. Dr. O...the tumour blood supply to allow better access for cancer
drugs and more effective radiotherapy. The potential for exploiting tumour blood vessels has been ma...
Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
AUSTIN, Texas By studying cancer
in mice, researchers at The University of Texas at...min E halves the size of tumors and the ability of cancer
to spread to other body sites. "We have clear evidence that this chemical is directly causing cancer...
EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist
...tist's research has had a groundbreaking impact on cancer
research and received wide recognition in the fiel...ara is a fine example of this. Her contribution to cancer
research is unquestionable and her unstinting dedication makes her the ideal role model for other yo...
New study indicates arsenic could be suitable as first-line treatment in type of leukaemia
...timated 20,000 people worldwide each year. It is a cancer
of the white blood cells, characterized by a rapid...preparations. The drug works by causing changes in cancer
cells, inducing apoptosis programmed cell death. It also appears to correct the gene responsible fo...
New molecular link key to cellular proteins involved in cancer progression, other diseases
...ing cancer. In certain cancers, including prostate cancer
and lymphomas, members of the Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins appear to abnormally switch genes from on to off, or "silence" them. The latest work revealed that they do so by placing a small molecule called ubiquitin on a portion of the protein hist...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...s and their influence on the progression of breast cancer
from estrogen dependent to estrogen independent tumors. Paul S. Cooke will lead a project focusing on adipose development and the potential for phytoestrogens to alter development and/or produce long-term changes in the amount and function of ...
Phase II trials of second-generation antisense cancer drug planned following successful early study
...II trials of the first second-generation antisense cancer
drug to be used in patients are soon to be underwa...d, as it is many major cancers, clusterin can stop cancer
cells from dying and counters the effectiveness of chemotherapy, hormone treatment and radiotherapy....
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
Berkeley -- An experimental cancer
vaccine using defanged listeria bacteria is showin...t Daniel Portnoy. Buoyed by the success of the new cancer
vaccine, Cerus scientists now are aiming for human trials. Cerus ultimately hopes to use the genetic...
Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec
...own that the drug is active against a rare type of cancer
called dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) a malignant tumour that occurs in the second layer of the skin (the dermis). He said that complete control of the disease was achieved in eight out of 10 patients in a Phase II trial either through im...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
...itzerland: An international team of scientists and cancer
specialists has identified which patients with the...rectly against DNA to slow down the replication of cancer
cells. So, it is bad news if the patient has non-methylated status because the DNA in these rogue ca...
Genetic differences might help distinguish thyroid cancers
COLUMBUS, Ohio Two types of thyroid cancer
that are closely related and sometimes difficult t... of Cancer Research and director of OSU's clinical cancer
genetics program. Thyroid cancer
represents one percent of all cancers in the United States and i...
Evidence builds for potential new cancer drug target
...ating the c-myb gene as a potential target for new cancer
drugs," said Prem Reddy, Ph.D., professor and dire...eve that this gene plays a critical role in breast cancer
and want to show the effects of its deletion on breast tumor cell proliferation. The group's resea...
Rice finds 'on-off switch' for buckyball toxicity
...h. "For example, we might want particles that kill cancer
cells or harmful bacteria. In other cases -- like applications where particles may make their way into the environment -- toxicity is undesirable." In the study, the researchers exposed two types of human cells to various solutions containing differe...
New sequence involved in DNA replication timing may aid in cancer detection
...r, this discovery may lead to improved methods for cancer
detection. The research appears as the "Paper of t... origin. "Interestingly," noted Huberman, "in many cancer
cells, the normal order of DNA replication is altered: regions that should replicate late sometimes ...
No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas
... September 25, 2004 Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer
of the chest cavity that kills about 2000 people a...venty to eighty percent of patients with this rare cancer
have had exposure to asbestos. It has also been proposed that simian virus 40 (SV40), a contaminant ...
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