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UPCI presents study on dendritic cells in prostate cancer

...une response found inhibited for the first time in prostate cancer Embargoed until Tuesday, April 9 Dendritic...y, University of Pittsburgh researchers found that prostate cancer tumors produce factors that inhibit the growth and proliferation of dendritic cells and induc...

Chemgenex reports use of chemical genomics strategies to advance drug development

...luding glioblastoma, hormone refractory breast and prostate cancers. Quinamed(TM) down-regulated genes including Jun B, protein kinase C, and EGF protein in human colon cancer cells and in tumors from animal models of colon cancer that treated with the drug. These genes are important to several major signal t...

Cell Pathways CP461 demonstrates multiple anti-cancer activities

...n chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hormone-refractory prostate cancer and advanced kidney cancer. Potential Single-Agent Activity in Lung Cancer In a study comparing the activity of CP461 alone with that of docetaxel in rats implanted with human A459 non-small cell lung cells, groups of 12 animals each received ...

U-M scientists find new genetic marker for prostate cancer

...f large amounts of a specific protein in cancerous prostate cells. Because the protein is present only in mali...he accuracy and sensitivity of screening tests for prostate cancer the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men. The protein is an enzyme involved ...

Other highlights in the April 3 issue of JNCI

...e 1 (TIG1) as a possible tumor suppressor gene for prostate cancer, and experimental results suggest that decr... of the gene may play a role in the progression of prostate cancer. Chun Jing, Youqiang Ke, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom...

Other highlights in the March 20 issue of JNCI

...sociated with the risk for colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers. A common T-to-A polymorphism in the GH gene is putatively associated with lower levels of GH and IGF-I, so Loc Le Marchand, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii investigated the relationship of this polymorphis...

SFVAMC study explains prostate cancer resistance to hormone therapy

Hormone therapy is often used to treat prostate cancer, but these drugs that mimic the effects of ...National Cancer Institute, reveals that late-stage prostate cancer is unresponsive to hormone therapy because the cells have shut down genes for the estrogen re...

Other highlights in the March 6 issue of JNCI

... products may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, concludes a study in the March 6 issue of ...mato sauce, may be associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. To confirm these findings, Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., and colleagues from Brigham and ...

PET tracer detects early prostate cancer

...new test may help doctors more accurately diagnose prostate cancer in the early stages of disease. Prostate ca...ths in men over 40 in the United States. Detecting prostate cancer before it spreads is a key challenge facing physiciansand can have a major impact on patient ...

UPenn Cancer Center offers prosate cancer prevention trial using selenium & vitamin E

...about 189,000 men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 31,200 are expected to die of...y supplements- selenium and vitamin E- can prevent prostate cancer. Selenium, a natural mineral found in multivitamins and in many foods such as grains, corn, ...

Researchers link gene to hereditary form of prostate cancer

...some 1 that's associated with an inherited form of prostate cancer in some families. The findings, released o...opkins researchers first showed that some forms of prostate cancer could be inherited, scientists have intensely searched for specific genes that cause the dise...

Required activation 'cascade' identified for p53 tumor-suppressor protein

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

Ohio State scientists bake heart healthy soy bread

... of lycopene, which has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer. The question is, does combining them make...s as a possible way to slow the growth of existing prostate cancers. It's multidisciplinary magic. And there is sure to be more to come. The research team has...

'Gift of the Magi' bears anti-cancer agents, researchers suggest

...ise for the prevention and treatment of breast and prostate cancer, according to the researchers. The finding is the first to identify an anticancer compound in myrrh, they say. It appears in the current (Nov. 26) print edition of the Journal of Natural Products, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chem...

Testosterone dose-repsonse relationships in healthy young men

...uscle mass and strength, but only minimally affect prostate and cardiovascular risk factors, are desirable....

Canadian researchers find cancer suspect from grilled meat in human milk

...IP may be linked to an increased risk of colon and prostate cancer in men. Josephy and his associates are planning larger studies to compare PhIP levels in vegetarians versus meat-eaters to further clarify how diet affects these levels....

Hopkins researchers develop potential new screening test for prostate cancer

...process linked to a genetic change associated with prostate cancer could greatly strengthen standard detection..., now known to be the most common genetic error in prostate cancer. "Hyper"methylation (too much or abnormal methylation) is a biochemical process that inactiv...

Science: nanoscale 'Trojan Horse' attacks cancer cells from within

...n cancer cell types in the lab, and to treat solid prostate and widely disseminated lymphoma tumors in mice, s...gle, nontoxic, larger dose injected into mice with prostate and lymphoma tumors caused tumors to shrink and prolonged the mice's survival by several months in s...

Scientists at UCLAs Jonsson Cancer Center discover gene's role in regulating stem cells in the brain

...cer Center, Wu also is investigating PTENs role in prostate and breast cancers. Wu said further study of PTENs role in stem-cell processes also could provide valuable insight for research on embryo formation, brain development and in particular for Cowdens disease, which is caused by an inherited mutation in ...

Yale researchers develop new molecule that eradicates cancer by destroying tumor blood vessels

...s, the study was conducted with human melanoma and prostate tumors growing in mice. The gene for the icon was inserted into an adenovirus vector that was injected into a tumor, resulting in the infection of tumor cells that act within the mice as factories for producing the icon and secreting itinto the blood...

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