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Scientists find genetic link between cancer and premature aging

... activity of Myc - a protein implicated in breast, prostate and many other tumors - depends in part on its ability to activate the WRN gene, whose absence leads to Werner's syndrome. Based on their results, Grandori and co-investigators at Fred Hutchinson, the University of Washington School of Medicine and C...

Development of prostate drug based on UT Southwestern research

...ling that the drug finasteride reduces the risk of prostate cancer by nearly 25 percent represents the culmina...prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlargement of the prostate also delays or prevents prostate cancer and reduces the risk of urinary problems. However, the drug...

Scientists identify genetic link between cancer and aging

...kitt or diffuse large B-cell lymphomas, breast and prostate carcinomas). While further work is needed to delineate the precise role of WRN in tumorigenesis, this report brings to light a heretofore unrecognized therapeutic approach: That the inhibition of WRN in MYC-induced tumor cells could induce cellular s...

Scientists find protein that controls prostate cancer's spread

... MI Cancer specialists know that it's not usually prostate cancer itself that kills it's the spread of the cancer from the prostate to the rest of the body. But relatively little is known about exactly what makes some men's cancers ...

Vitamin D analog found to boost radiation

...uffering from radiation-resistant brain tumors and prostate cancer, not just breast cancer. They acknowledge that there are limitations in studies that use animal models to grow human tumors and say additional trials are needed. The analog EB 1089 is currently in clinical patient trials in Europe for the tr...

JCI table of contents, 2 June, 2003

...org/press/17098.pdf Targeting the treatment of prostate cancer Prostate cancer has the highest incidence ... plays a key role in the spread of cancer from the prostate to the bones and lymph nodes. Drug-mediated androgen suppression is the current leading treatment, h...

University of Idaho, Utah State University team first to clone equine

...vation that stallions, male horses, do not develop prostate cancer. The horse's basic metabolism is "slow" compared to humans and many other mammals, Woods said. He speculated that difference in cellular activity might play a role in both cancer development and reproduction. He formed an outside company, Canc...

Equine cloning may shed light on human cancer causes

...cer is 8 percent for all cancers and 0 percent for prostate cancer. By comparison, the mortality rate in human...for all cancers, of which 13 to 14 percent are for prostate cancer," Woods said. "The contrasts and similarities between humans and horses at the cellular level...

Eat your whey: It may protect against prostate cancer

...lay a role in helping prevent prostate cancer. When Ohio State University food scientists treated human prostate cells in the lab with whey protein, cellular levels of the antioxidant ...

Green tea boosts antimicrobial properties of toothpaste

...pes of cancer, including pancreas, colon, bladder, prostate and breast cancer. Several findings are of particular interest: The anti-viral effect of green tea is much more substantial than the anti-viral effects of either black or white teas. Results using Eden organic green teas indicate that green...

Chemical in broccoli blocks growth of prostate cancer cells

...s broccoli and kale can stifle the growth of human prostate cancer cells. The findings show that 3,3'-diindol...-androgen that inhibits the proliferation of human prostate cancer cells in culture tests. "As far as we know, this is the first plant-derived chemical discove...

Hopkins scientists uncover role of Fanconi's Anemia genes in pancreatic cancer

...rs as well, including certain breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Fanconi's Anemia occurs in less than 1 in 100,000 people, caused by the hereditary loss of both copies of an FA gene. People with FA are born with skeletal abnormalities and often develop cancers early in life. Until now, experts did not ...

Tissue engineering for erectile dysfunction?

...such as men who have undergone radical surgery for prostate cancer. Although the body of the penis can be grown in the lab through tissue engineering using smooth muscle cells, the organ needs a working network of nerves in order to achieve erection and function sexually. This animal study, led by Anthony Ata...

Researchers discover effective method for killing prostate cancer cells

Washington, DC By blocking a protein key to prostate cancer cell growth, researchers at the Lombardi Ca...versity have discovered a way to trigger extensive prostate cancer cell death. This finding opens a new window for developing targeted treatments aimed at dest...

Gene therapy may be a cure for post-radical 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...

Missing protein is double-edged sword in cancer development

...in the progression of breast, prostate and colon tumors. "If it turns out that a lack of E2F3 triggers the onset of a tumor by causing excessive centrosomes in a cell, then there may be some way we could prevent centrosome du...

Programmable antibodies-- hybrid cancer therapy described by scientists at Scripps

...taries. Many cancer cells like breast, ovarian and prostate cancer also express these integrins on their surface, providing for a potential double-strike against the tumor itself as well as its key blood supply. In its study, the TSRI team found that the affinity of the small molecule for the alpha(v)beta(3) ...

New method for predicting prostate cancer and the risk for metastasis

...t in about 40% of men older than 50 the DNA of the prostate is damaged. This damage closely resembles that found in the DNA of prostate cancer. This cancer-like DNA could readily be identified using biopsy tissues and is believed to in...

Sequence matters when using novel agent

...Cancer Center who conducted laboratory tests using prostate cancer cells. The finding is important because th...eing used in a Phase II clinical trial in advanced prostate cancer, and several Phase I clinical trials are underway, or have been completed, testing PS-341 in ...

DHEA supplement shows no effect on Alzheimer's disease

...th of hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast or prostate cancers," he said. "The actual risk of this is an area of much debate among researchers." Interest in DHEA stems from the findings that the level of DHEA in the body peaks between ages 20 and 30 and then decreases progressively with age, as well as o...

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