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Black raspberries show multiple defenses in thwarting cancer

... suggest that tomatoes help protect against prostate cancer, and that tea consumption may reduce the risk for esophageal cancer. But the mechanism of prevention is still somewhat of a mystery. Raspberries are chock full of compounds with pote...

DNA biochip may lead to fast genetic screening, more effective drugs

... genes linked to breast cancer, cystic fibrosis or prostate cancer, for example," says Xiaolian Gao, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Houston. "This highly parallel technology allows us to do thousands or tens of thousands of experiments all at once." Gao says there currently are many other ...

Computerized tool helps predict outcome of treatment for early stage prostate cancer

... among the major treatment choices for early stage prostate cancer. Such tools, called nomograms, have been de...y (radioactive seed implantations) for early stage prostate cancer. In a retrospective analysis of prostate cancer patients treated with brachytherapy between...

American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago

...ights include: Foods that help prevent breast, prostate cancer A novel method to keep packaged food fr...ack men provides evidence that tomato sauce fights prostate cancer A new study involving African-American men who as a group have the highest incidence of pr...

Cancer-detecting microchip - a micromachined cantilever - is sensitive assay for prostate cancer and potentially other diseases, researchers report

...ic assay for the protein markers characteristic of prostate cancer, a team of scientists report this week in t... found at elevated levels in the blood of men with prostate cancer, which is the number two killer of men in this country. "The technique is sensitive enough to...

Corvas presents 3-D molecular structure of matriptase, first structural insight into new class of protease cancer targets

...y identified serine protease target for breast and prostate cancer drug development. This new structural info...ological marker of, and potential drug target for, prostate cancer. Corvas is currently working to validate the role of matriptase and other serine proteas...

U-M scientists reveal prostate cancer's molecular fingerprint. Study links proteins to patient prognosis.

ANN ARBOR, MI - Like most killers, prostate cancer leaves fingerprints. Every malignant cell h... gene expression and future prognosis for men with prostate cancer. But a new study from the University of Michigan Medical School, published in the Aug. 23 iss...

American Chemical Society meets August 26-30 in Chicago

...ender-related diseases such as breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Another symposium, "Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Food Supply," will address controversies in biotechnology, including government policy and regulation. In addition to the scientific research, the American Chemical Society plans several events...

Study detailing safety and efficacy of exisulind in treating recurrent prostate cancer

...l study of exisulind in the treatment of recurrent prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy in the Sept...ay delay disease progression in men with recurrent prostate cancer and thus prolong the time period between initial post-surgical PSA rise and the need for andr...

Regeneration in the mammalian heart demonstrated by Wistar researchers

...ntification of genes associated with breast, lung, prostate and other cancers....

UCSF scientists halt tumor growth by manipulating telomerase enzyme

...erase enzyme. The study, conducted in breast and prostate cells grown in culture and in tumors formed from h...f delivering therapy. Most of the human breast and prostate cancer cells grown in culture lost the ability to replicate or they committed suicide, while tumors ...

Northern Vietnam drinking water contains dangerous arsenic levels

...n to increase the risk of lung, bladder, liver and prostate cancer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Measuring the ground (and, in this case, drinking) water in 69 wells over a nearly 500 square mile area in the Red River delta near Hanoi, researchers found average arsenic levels more th...

Gene chips accurately diagnose four complex childhood cancers

...types: undifferentiated sarcoma, osteosarcoma and prostate cancer. "I was worried about the ones I could not classify," Ringnr admits. "I had to make a decision about whether to shoehorn them into a category, or say I couldn't classify them. I admitted for these five, I could not tell, and that was the ...

Preventing tumor-cell induced bone disease

...mmon human malignancies, notably breast cancer and prostate cancer, have a strong propensity to produce skelet...c osteolysis and promotes the destruction of human prostate cancer cells that had been introduced into mice....

More study recommended on long-term reproductive effects of traces of both natural and man-made hormone-like chemicals

... evidence" of bodily changes, such as in increased prostate weight, in some rodents exposed to low levels of b...t judgement -- it found evidence that increases in prostate weight and/or changes in female reproductive organs can occur in rodents or other test animals from ...

Study looks at causes, consequences of sex differences

...h said. "If youre studying the effect of a drug on prostate cancer, it doesnt make much sense to put women into the study. On the other hand, if youre studying a drug for breast cancer, it might make sense to put men in some of the studies. Men do have mammary tissue, and they, at a very low rate, get breast ...

Cell Genesys reports antitumor activity in Phase I/II GVAX lung cancer vaccine trial

...esults demonstrated in ongoing clinical trials for prostate and pancreatic cancer, Cell Genesys is emphasizing...targets patients with recurrent hormone refractory prostate cancer and is currently being evaluated in two multicenter Phase II trials. A series of Phase I/II ...

Agent Orange might boost the risk of leukemia, UNC researcher says

...as spinal bifida in children, respiratory cancers, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, both acute and sub-acute transient peripheral neuropathy and porphyria cutanea tarda, another skin disorder, Hertz-Picciotto said. That evidence was weak and inconclusive, however.U.S. forces sprayed Agent Orange and other d...

Older fathers more likely to have children with schizophrenia

...reviously linked to advancing paternal age include prostate cancer, nervous system cancer, neurofibromatosis (fleshy growths of abnormal nerve tissue), the most common type of dwarfism, Apert syndrome (malformation of the skulls, hands and feet), and Marfan syndrome, which involves defects of the eyes, bones,...

Hopkins' Young Investigators' Day winners shine in the spotlight

... who's most at risk to have cancer recur following prostate removal. His model will improve studies that show how chemotherapy or other adjuncts affect surgery's long-term outcome. Venkatesh L. Murthy has won the Hans J. Prochaska Award for his methods to identify the rules that govern folding of RNA mole...

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