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US researchers show cottonseed drug is cancer treatment booster

...ve could boost the effectiveness of treatment for prostate tumours and possibly other common cancers as well....he tumours more sensitive to radiotherapy in human prostate tumours in mice. The study demonstrates for the first time that (-)-gossypol enhances the anti-tumou...

Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival

... the risk of developing various cancers, including prostate cancer. Now it appears that such drugs may help men with prostate cancer live longer, according to a Fox Chase Cancer Center study presented today at the 46th Annual ...

Low dose radiation evades cancer cells' protective 'radar'

...tested the low-dose radiation strategy on cultured prostate and colon cancer cell lines and found that it kill...ted to begin soon. In the current study, colon and prostate cancer cells lines were treated with either high levels of radiation or small amounts spread over ma...

Does a time delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and start of radiation treatment matter?

Men who wait as long as three months after their prostate cancer diagnosis to receive radiation treatment do...id, include the belief by many physicians that all prostate cancer is slow-growing, consideration of multiple treatment options and opinions, more labor-intensi...

NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology

...ough the primary focus of the new programs will be prostate cancer, the research will have broad applications ...ost men will develop either benign (non-cancerous) prostate enlargement or prostate cancer. Currently, the most commonly used diagnostic techniques often do no...

The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?

Using the largest known prostate cancer data set of patients treated solely with ex...d that it is not an indicator that men will die of prostate cancer any sooner than those men who do not experience a bounce. That is the result of a multi-inst...

New version of tumor-suppressor linked to progression of childhood cancer

...h many human cancers, including colon, thyroid and prostate cancers. However, previous studies have suggested that TrkA acts as a tumor-suppressor in NB. Dr. Andrew R. Mackay and colleagues from the University of L'Aquila in Italy found a previously undiscovered variant of TrkA, called TrkIII, which exhibits ...

Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer

..., characterized by abnormal cells in the lining of prostate ducts, are at high risk for invasive prostate cancer.The study, presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual Inter...

Two UT Southwestern physicians elected to National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine

...onnell, an internationally recognized authority in prostate disease, is responsible for the overall management of university outpatient clinics, Zale Lipshy and St. Paul University Hospitals, and the UT Southwestern integrated health system. He served as chairman of urology at UT Southwestern from 1993-2001 a...

Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer

...cer in women, was found to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer for men at high risk for the disease. In ...aracterized by abnormal cells in the lining of the prostate ducts. Early research suggests that most patients with high-grade PIN will develop prostate cancer w...

UC Riverside professor organizes a workshop on vitamin D and cancer treatment and prevention

...mone D for treatment of some cancers, particularly prostate cancer and leukemia, Norman said. "There is also much interest in what is the proper amount of the parent vitamin D - not the hormone - that an average individual should receive each day." Norman's laboratory is currently involved in better understa...

Newly discovered protein suggests novel tumorigenic pathway

...in a variety of human cancers including breast and prostate cancers. Approximately 20 percent of the mutations are located in a segment of 70 amino acids at the C-terminus of PTEN. These mutations lead to the rapid degradation of PTEN in cells, indicating that this region is critical for ensuring PTEN stabi...

Bristol scientists find key to unlock body's own cancer defence

...ts of the body, including the prostate, but not in prostate cancer, and have established how this form of VEGF works on blood vessels. The identification of how this new form of VEGF works, and its effects on tumours, means that it could be possible to prevent tumour growth by starving the tumour using the bo...

World's largest population study on BRCA1/2

...ation testing are at increased risk of pancreatic, prostate and stomach cancers. One important conclusion of t...ation of these mutations with ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and stomach cancers in addition to breast cancer, but it has also shown that the clustering of early...

New findings may redirect strategies for treatment of prostate cancer

...l may have important implications for treatment of prostate cancer, the most common malignancy afflicting male...f the androgen receptor (AR), a key determinant of prostate cancer progression and an attractive target for prostate cancer therapies. The AR is a transcriptio...

Army-funded effort examines androgen's role in bone loss

...drogen deprivation therapy, a common treatment for prostate cancer that wipes out most male hormones found in ...one, SARMs are thought to curb potential risks for prostate cancer progression and other side effects that can result from androgen replacement. The Ar...

Seeking better cancer treatments

...ions of hAR are known to be associated with either prostate cancer or partial or complete androgen receptor insensitivity syndrome. A double mutant of this receptor derived from an independent cancer line that had been shown to have glucocorticoid activity was structurally characterized. "The two projects for...

Isotron licenses ORNL cancer treatment technology

... brain tumors, melanoma, sarcoma, certain types of prostate cancer, locally advanced breast cancer, cervical c...or treating many of some 260,000 combined cases of prostate cancer, cervical cancer, brain tumors and melanomas. ...

Patients' own stem cells used to cure incontinence

...his time. For men, incontinence is often caused by prostate surgery, which may result in scar tissue formation, where the stem cells do not grow very well. In men without scar tissue stem cell therapy seems to work as well as in women, Dr. Frauscher said. Co-authors of the Austrian study are Andrea Klauser, ...

Green tea polyphenols thwart prostate cancer development at multiple levels

...ls present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut ...rowth factor-1 (IGF-1)-driven molecular pathway in prostate tumor cells in a mouse model for human prostate cancer. "Consumption of GTP led to reduced level...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical ... the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for ... second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, ... Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics ... an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for ... might expect from an insect that thrives in pathogen-rich ... Oct. 14 in the journal Genome Biology , ... and of how flies quickly adapt to resist insecticides, ... house flies (Musca domestica) carry and transmit more than ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... of scientists led by researchers at the University ... of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) have ... underlying bipolar (manic depressive) disorder, a breakthrough that ... affective disorder, as well as depression and other ... online this week in Nature Molecular Psychiatry ...
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