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Scientists, physicians discuss latest discoveries for stopping cancer before it starts
...r than a low-fat diet, may halt the progression of prostate
cancer. Conversely, vitamin A and related compoun...roducts, beef fat and fish oil, slow the growth of prostate
tumors. Eating fruits and vegetables reduces breast cancer risk but may not impede colorectal can...
Ki-67 biomarker a strong predictor of outcome for prostate cancer patients
... CITY, UTAH--The largest known biomarker study for prostate
cancer patients treated with radiation therapy sho...nificant predictor of patient outcome for men with prostate
cancer treated with both radiation and hormones. The study was sponsored by the Radiation Therapy O...
Researchers find genetic link to prostate cancer
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Some men may be more prone to prostate
cancer because a variation in a specific gene make...hormones natural to the body. They found men with prostate
cancer often had a different version of the gene than men who were not affected by the disease. Sci...
From genome comparisons, UCSD researchers learn lessons about evolution and cancer
...team has extended this work to brain, ovarian, and prostate
cancer cells, generating a ten-fold increase in the ESP data that Pevzner and Raphael are now analyzing. "When the letters of our genomic alphabet get scrambled in a single lifetime, it can be life-threatening," says Pevzner. "But we suspect that by ...
Temple study identifies molecular mechanisms that may assist gene in blocking lung cancer
...ith other cancers types, such as colon, breast and prostate
New method could aid in prostate and breast cancer diagnosis
...ased on gold nanoparticles and DNA that can detect prostate
specific antigen (PSA) when present at extremely l... protein-detection method could be used to monitor prostate
cancer patients following surgery and to detect the early signs of breast cancer. Prostate cancer in...
Weizmann scientists invention moves forward: Cancer diagnosis technique gets FDA clearance
...A clearance for use in the detection of breast and prostate
cancer, and is slated for distribution as early as...d then creates a colored likeness of the breast or prostate
area based on the resulting data. A preponderance of red in the picture indicates malignancy, while ...
Researchers learn certain enzyme inhibitors may help in cancer therapy following initial procedures
...wed substantially after just a few weeks. Further, prostate
cancer cells treated with the inhibitor barely formed tumors in mice and yielded very low levels of prostate
specific antigen (PSA), a marker associated with malignancy. Cells treated with a similar compound t...
Telltale prostate cancer protein key to breast cancer, too
...iny protein that has already been linked to deadly prostate
cancer is now being implicated in lethal breast ca...ial for aggressive, metastatic forms of breast and prostate
cancers, both of which are regulated by steroid hormones. But like many killers who get caught, EZH2...
Researchers try to determine why cancer cells don't commit suicide
...early $1.2 million to study both breast cancer and prostate
cancer cells to determine what genetic defects may...earchers at Wake Forest will use normal breast and prostate
cells that were converted to cancer cells by the controlled introduction of a few mutant genes. Tha...
Body scanners for lab animals
...s. The device is already being used for studies on prostate
cancer. "We think it's the highest resolution scanner in existence. We can see things we couldn't see before," said Simon Cherry, professor of biomedical engineering at UC Davis, who leads the research group. PET scanners have become widely used in m...
Pinpointing viruses in body scans
... earlier experiments on the detection of secondary prostate
cancer tumours in lymph nodes. Written by Andy Coghlan New Scientist issue: 23rd August 2003 PLEASE MENTION NEW SCIENTIST AS THE SOURCE OF THIS STORY AND, IF PUBLISHING ONLINE, PLEASE CARRY A HYPERLINK TO: http://www.newscientist.com . "These arti...
ECCO 12 - the European Cancer Conference
... damage Prof. Richard Peto: Hormonal treatment in prostate
& breast cancer latest findings on increasing 10-year survival Tuesday 23 September 13.00hrs Prof Anthony Howell: Update on ATAC [Arimidex, Tamoxifen Alone or in Combination] trial Prof Peter Ravdin: First head-to-head paclixtaxel v docetaxe...
Drug that mimics vitamin D hormone may boost effectiveness of prostate cancer treatment
...boost the effectiveness of radiation treatment for prostate
cancer, report researchers from Wake Forest Univer...er. "About 30 percent of men with locally advanced prostate
cancer fail radiation therapy because the cancerous cells become resistant to treatment," said Const...
Researchers identify protein modules that 'read' distinct gene 'silencing codes'
...lycomb proteins have been linked to cancers of the prostate
and the immune system. "Methylated Lys9 and Lys27 are two of the hottest histone modification targets in cancer research," says Allis. "Now that we know how HP1 and Polycomb bind to their respective methyl marks, the next step is try to better under...
Not for women only: Osteoporosis in men
...of osteoporosis-related fracture than they are for prostate
cancer. One in eight such men will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture and among Caucasian men 65 years of age and older, some 80 percent of their hip fractures will be attributable to osteoporosis. Mortality in men one year after a hip frac...
Penn researchers identify secondary pathway for survival of cancer cells
...m has been observed in high quantities in cases of prostate
cancer, leukemia and multiple myeloma. Close to 50 kinases are thought to play a key role in cancer progression.Through a process of elimination, scientists test each oncogene for its role or function in cancer progression, manipulating each gene, t...
Straight talk: Adult and embryonic stem cells and the future of research
...c cell to a particular type of cell (mammary cell, prostate
cell, ovary cell, etc.). "How does the genetic change affect the signals that tell cells to divide or stop dividing, or what type of cell to become? In cancer, a disease of abnormal cell growth, that's an extremely important question, and it's hard...
Telomere shortening may be early marker of cancer activity
...hs in very early pre-cancerous lesions in both the prostate
and pancreas to normal epithelium in the same tiss... Investigators contributing to the past studies on prostate
and pancreas also include: Scott Kern, Ralph Hruban, Wesely Gage and N.T. van Heek....
U-M researchers seek answers for African-Americans at risk for prostate cancer
...ors know that black men face a much higher risk of prostate
cancer than whites, and a higher risk of dying fro...er receptor 1, or MSR1, does indeed play a role in prostate
cancer in African-American men. The study, which will be published in the July 1 issue of the Americ...
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