Tag: "retinoblastoma" at medical news
Grants from leading eye research foundation surpass $9M in 2006
...of a side-effect-free treatment for the eye cancer retinoblastoma
(the first such targeted chemotherapy drug for any childhood cancer and one with the potential for fighting certain forms of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer); and the biological mechanism by which the cornea remains clear and free of blood v...
Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors
...ancer Institute quantifies the risk of hereditary retinoblastoma
survivors developing specific subtypes of soft tis... this risk persists for decades after the original retinoblastoma
diagnosis. The findings emphasize the importance of regular medical surveillance for these patients,...
M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment
...nt gliomas as well as in many other solid tumors - retinoblastoma
(Rb), which acts like a brake on cell division. In normal cells, the Rb protein prevents a virus from replicating after it enters a cell. But adenoviruses, like the one that causes the common cold, counteract that defensive measure by expressi...
Genetic insights may explain retinal growth, eye cancer
... is that humans are more susceptible to developing retinoblastoma
than mice, because mice can compensate for the los... "This could explain why humans are susceptible to retinoblastoma
following RB1 gene mutations, while mice require inactivation of both Rb and p107, or both Rb and p1...
Researchers learn more about ways to regenerate the ear's hearing cells
...nline publication, also finds that suppressing the retinoblastoma
(Rb) protein has different effects in specific parts of the inner ear. "In these first studies of the role of the Rb protein in the ears of postnatal mice, we have confirmed that under the right conditions mature hair cells can go through the cell...
Retinoblastoma researchers find success with two-drug combination
...udies a new treatment for the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma
that appears to be more effective than the current...The new treatment might also prevent recurrence of retinoblastoma
in children whose cancer is very advanced, he noted. Dyer is the senior author of the Clinical Cance...