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Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma
...stinal balance taking antibiotics, switching from breast
milk to formula, eating a high-sugar, low-fat diet interferes with the system and can lead to problems. "One short course of antibiotics is not going to give everyone allergies," Huffnagle says. "But if you are taking antibiotics while your diet con...
Flame retardant exposure linked to house dust
...e been accumulating in human blood, fat tissue and breast
milk. PBDEs have been widely used in consumer prod...h levels of PBDEs that have been measured in human breast
milk and serum. According to the new NIST/EPA study, house dust and the home environment are likely ...
JCI table of contents, 3 January 2005
...sion of a set of 70 genes in the primary tumors of breast
cancer patients, called the "poor prognosis" signature, is highly predictive of the development of breast
cancer spread and patient survival. Using this technology, Joan Massag and colleagues from Memo...
Other highlights in the January 5 JNCI
...sed risk of ovarian cancer and a decreased risk of breast
cancer. To refine the association between common v...om two ovarian cancer casecontrol studies and from breast
cancer patients and control subjects from a cohort study. Variation in the PGR gene was associated w...
Genetic polymorphisms, antidepressant use may be associated with altered tamoxifen activity
...reatment of all stages of hormone receptorpositive breast
cancer and has now also been approved for use in the prevention of breast
cancer in women at high risk of the disease. However, the efficacy of tamoxifen treatment for breast...
Study examines relationship of vitamin A pathway to breast tumor progression
...f vitamin A may contribute to tumor progression in breast
cancer, according to a new study in the January 5 ...t this vitamin A pathway is a potential target for breast
cancer prevention. Defects in vitamin A, or retinol, bioactivity may be a possible contributor to hu...
US Oncology, Inc. plays role in newly approved ABRAXANE for metastatic breast cancer
...logy, was approved for the treatment of metastatic breast
cancer. US Oncology conducted a phase 2 clinical trial of ABRAXANE in patients with metastatic breast
cancer who were resistant to taxane drugs and continue to participate in the ongoing clinical develo...
FDA approves ABRAXANE(TM) for metastatic breast cancer
...jectable suspension) (albumin-bound) in metastatic breast
cancer. ABRAXANE TM is indicated for the treatment of breast
cancer after failure of combination chemotherapy for metastatic disease or relapse within 6 months o...
Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center plays role in newly approved breast cancer drug, ABRAXANE
...ension), indicated for the treatment of metastatic breast
cancer. "This approval means that women with metastatic breast
cancer no longer need to endure the toxicities associated with solvents and will no longer need ster...
US researchers uncover the science behind the breast cancer protective effect of olive oil
...leic acid-rich olive oil, seems to protect against breast
cancer. They have also found evidence that oleic a...onstrated in a series of laboratory experiments on breast
cancer cell lines that oleic acid dramatically cuts the levels of an oncogene called Her-2/neu (also...
University of Pittsburgh receives award to study new theory of breast cancer development
...ew and potentially important target for successful breast
cancer therapy the tumor stem cell. Scientists k...will examine a subset of highly malignant cells in breast
cancer tumors, which resemble adult stem cells, and may be responsible for the development of breast...
Surprising study reveals how cancer-causing protein activates
...in key to the development of cancers, particularly breast
and prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed c...ut its unexpected and continuous activation causes breast
and prostate cells to develop and move through the body. Eugene Chin, M.D., a Rhode Island Hospital ...
ASBMB-Amgen Award Lecture to focus on orphan nuclear receptors
...biomedical research and have led to treatments for breast
cancer, inflammatory disorders and other pathological states. In contrast, orphan receptors are a subfamily of receptors whose ligands are unknown. The existence of such receptors raises the exciting possibility that numerous signaling pathways remai...
Deficient DNA repair capacity associated with increased risk of breast cancer
...maged DNA are associated with an increased risk of breast
cancer, according to a new study in the January 19...ions known as bulky DNA adducts is associated with breast
cancer risk, Regina M. Santella, Ph.D., of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health i...
Journal of Nuclear Medicine Supplement summarizes current molecular radiotherapy
...oma, metastatic bone involvement with prostate and breast
cancer and carcinoid tumors, explained Larson, who is chief of nuclear medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. Larson and Eric P. Krenning, M.D., Ph.D., Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, are gue...
Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity
...en low levels of adiponectin and increased risk of breast
cancer," she said. Whether osmotin also has a similarly lethal effect on any types of mammalian cells remains to be seen; however, osmotin, when bound to its receptor on yeast cells, does kill those cells, Narsimhan said. "What's interesting about th...
Study provides insights on why some prostate cancer becomes resistant to hormone withdrawl therapy
...ptors--two receptors that become defective in many breast
cancers--are also members of this protein family. The androgen receptor is a protein produced by prostate cells that binds to androgens, a family of chemically related hormones that includes testosterone. Although the binding of androgens to the rece...
Calcium may protect women from cancer
...tection Demonstration Project (BCDDP), which was a breast
cancer screening program conducted jointly by NCI and the American Cancer Society between 1973-1980. The women initially completed a 62-item questionnaire that assessed their usual daily diet, lifestyle habits and patterns, and use of over-the-counte...
Wider use of simpler cervical cancer screening could benefit women in developing countries
...at the base of the uterus -- is the second only to breast
cancer as the most common form of cancer among women. Cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus, which causes lesions to grow on the cervix. If left untreated, those lesions ultimately develop into cancer. Cervical cancer kills more ...
US government list of cancer-causing agents grows
...cer including leukemia and cancers of the thyroid, breast
and lung. The risk of developing cancers due to th...e during reproductive years increases the risk for breast
cancer, and exposure later in life increases risk for lung cancer. Exposure to X-radiation and gamma...
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