Tag: "prostate" at biology news
Hopkins scientists use blood proteins to detect ovarian cancer
...les from 142 Johns Hopkins ovarian, breast, colon, prostate
cancer patients and healthy people. Protein marke...er two groups of blood samples. Breast, colon and prostate
cancer samples exhibited levels of the three proteins closer to those of normal patients, indicating...
Alterations in vitamin D receptor gene increase prostate, breast cancer risk
...g the risk of breast cancer in Caucasian women and prostate
cancer in African-American men, according to two n...he vitamin D receptor (VDR) with amplified risk of prostate
cancer for African American men. That study appeared in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Bio...
New prostate cancer gene identified
... identified a gene that appears to be important in prostate
cancer. The findings appeared today in the journa...n that the gene, known as EphB2, is inactivated in prostate
cancer. This is the first time abnormalities in the gene have been linked to cancer. They believe lo...
U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue
...ity that this common virus also may play a role in prostate
cancer the second-leading cause of deaths from ca..., have found DNA and proteins from the BK virus in prostate
tissue with abnormal cell changes. Called atrophic lesions, these changes can be the first step in a...
UCI study reveals gene linked to breast cancer can suppress tumors
...the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women and prostate
cancer in men; up to 80 percent of women who have this mutated gene ultimately develop breast cancer. Healthy BRCA1 genes are involved with repairing DNA damage, promoting chromosome stability and regulating cell growth activity, but this study has i...
Newly designed nanoparticle quantum dots simultaneously target and image prostate tumors in mice
...ached to a monoclonal antibody that guided them to prostate
tumor sites in living mice, where they were visibl... of cancer cells. The researchers injected human prostate
cancer cells under the skin of mice to promote growth of solid prostate
tumors. They then encapsul...
NIH renews funding for continued Rb2 tumor suppressing gene research at Temple
...reast cancer, and as a potential prognosticator of prostate
cancer. "The grant from NIH is recognition of our hard and creative work on Rb2/p130 over the past 12 years," says Giordano. "With this funding, we will be able to attain a more in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind Rb2 and how...
Gene expression patterns may help predict risk and progression of prostate cancer
...logy, genes expressed in benign tissue adjacent to prostate
cancer tissue are much more similar to those expressed in prostate
cancer tissue than previously thought. This finding, the first of its kind, may help predict populat...
New compound 'highly efficacious' at reducing human tumour growth
... e.g. advanced, anti-hormone refractory breast and prostate
tumours. "This new compound is highly efficacious at inhibiting tumour growth and works by acting on two separate mechanisms that are involved in the development and perpetuation of human cancer cells", said Dr. Siemeister. The compound has already ...
Cancer gene MYC emerging as key research target
...cancer types, including breast, colon, ovarian and prostate
cancers, and melanoma. Recent studies have determined that the MYC protein, known as a transcription factor, binds to about 15 percent of all genes. Scientists had long believed that when MYC binds to a target gene, it turns that gene on, or activate...
NIH awards grant for cancer research to the University of Wisconsin
...ard to the University of Wisconsin for research on prostate
cancer. "Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in American women," Secretary Thompson said. "In 2004, there will be an estimated 215,000 new cases of breast cancer in women. While researchers have made great strides in unrave...
Avastin-Tarceva combo provides 'one-two' punch against lung cancer
...the next four leading cancers (colorectal, breast, prostate
and pancreas) combined. About 85 percent of all lung cancers are non-small cell cancers, and nearly half of these patients are diagnosed with advanced disease and receive only chemotherapy or supportive care, the investigators say. Despite newer thir...
Other Highlights in the June 2 JNCI
...dy shows how testing for an immune response to the prostate
cancer biomarker alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) could be used to help detect prostate
cancer in men with intermediate prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Although PSA screening for p...
Fox Chase discovery may help physicians diagnose, treat devastating childhood disease
...asis of tumors, including melanomas and breast and prostate
cancer cells. Shin's laboratory has studies in progress to locate the enhancer specific to the EDNRB pathway in pigment-producing cells (melanocytes), from which the serious skin cancer melanoma arises. Shin's co-authors on the new paper include sci...
Cancer drug resistance research leads to possible therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease
...s to the drug estramustine, which is used to treat prostate
cancer patients," explained Tew, senior author of the paper. "This transporter is also expressed at high levels in brain tissue and may be linked with the transport of molecules relevant to the etiology of Alzheimer's disease, including those involv...
The UV advantage
...risk of heart disease, stroke, and breast, colon , prostate
and other cancers Alleviation of skin disorders Decreased risk of autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis, Type I diabetes mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis Enhanced mental health and lessening symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, p...
Soybeans may reduce risk of colon cancer
... found that eating soy can help reduce the risk of prostate
cancer. In Merrill's latest study, he found soy GlcCer was able to reduce the number of tumors in both mice with an inherited defect that leads to GI cancer and in mice exposed to a chemical that causes colon cancer. One feature that makes Merrill's ...
Muscle-derived cells and gene therapy may cure for post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction
...adical prostatectomy can be a cure for early-stage prostate
cancer in a large percentage of patients, there ar...prostatectomy is used to treat the early stages of prostate
cancer by surgically removing the prostate
gland and surrounding tissue. The procedure has a success...
Fox Chase Cancer Center research shows kidney cancer can be diagnosed in urine
...tein marker test for kidney cancer as there is for prostate
cancer with the PSA test....
Vanderbilt students take HHMI fellowships
...ole of PI3K/AKT and TGF-beta signaling cascades in prostate
cancer, and he will continue to work on these two pathways elucidating their roles in macrophage function and pulmonary fibrosis. "I'm eager to start the program, and I owe so much thanks to Vanderbilt," Peacock said. "I've had so many tremendous...
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