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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer

...sparities are due to a difference between races in tumor biology or to socioeconomic factors that impact he...r, staging disease is complex, taking into account tumor size and regional or distant disease spread. Also, there can be significant differences in survival ...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...rations that take place within the proteins of the tumor cells, determining what treatments she can pursue ...cut off the tumors access to estrogen, causing the tumor to stabilize and sometimes even shrink. However according to Clarke, many cancers become insensitive...

Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

... target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. With the tumor suppressors inactivated, mTOR is freed to produce ...ab findings in mice. Mice with active IKK had mean tumor volumes of 1,200 milimeters at 31 days, while those with inactive IKK or with active IKK and rapamyc...

Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps

...or the positive association that we observedOnce a tumor is initiated, growth into a detectable [polyp] depends in part on choline availability because choline is needed to make membranes in all rapidly growing cells, the authors write. However, because this was the first study of choline and colorectal po...

Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment

...ave shown that the fields disrupt cell division in tumor cells placed on a glass dish (in vitro). After i...ical data for recurrent GBM, in which the time for tumor progression is approximately 10 weeks and the typical survival time is 30 weeks. In addition, 3 of t...

Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors

...robes high-frequency alternating current heats the tumor tissue and destroys it. The technique has been use... but with the larger tumors the risk of incomplete tumor destruction increases substantially. The authors also note that larger tumors near the middle of the...

Shining light on pancreatic cancer

... studies, the techniques worked regardless of age, tumor size, smoking history or tumor location, although the researchers hope to use the next trial phase to test individuals with serious...

Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

...n the first two years. If detected early, when the tumor can be successfully removed, however, the survival...not change with the location, stage or size of the tumor in the pancreas. Most cancers in the pancreas originate from the main pancreatic duct, a 10-centim...

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

... molecular information about a patients particular tumor and could help match this information to the right...h the best potential treatment(s) for a particular tumor in a particular patient. Previously, the NCI-60 cell lines were used to screen more than 100,000 ...

First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school

...first time the actual grades and subjects of brain tumor survivors have been reported. These results will help us identify brain tumor survivors who are at greatest risk for school failure and may need remedial help as early as possibl...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...they can deposit more cell-killing energy in their tumor targets and less in surrounding healthy tissue. H...rgical procedure, such as seeing what remains of a tumor after it is removed. This imaging promises to overcome these conventional limitations by providing...

Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer

... The reconstructed images demonstrated significant tumor contrast compared to typical endogenous optical co... FDOT holds potential to provide information about tumor physiology, including tissue oxygen, tissue pH and tissue calcium concentration levels. Previousl...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...of a sulfur atom, namely, a thioether. Epithelial tumor cells have unusually large amounts of mucin MUC1 o...e development of vaccines for immunization against tumor cells....

Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue

...xygenated hemoglobin. This might help detect early tumor growth and characterize the stage of a tumor by learning about its vascular makeup....

GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment

...This novel cancer immunotherapy is developed using tumor specific antigens, delivered as highly purified recombinant proteins, and GSKs own proprietary Adjuvant Systems, which are specifically designed to enhance ASCIs anti-tumor activity Phase II NSCLC Clinical Trial Results: This Phase II double-bl...

Cedars-Sinai researchers present new endocrine findings at 2 international conferences

... 11 a.m. poster presentation) Pttg (Pituitary tumor transforming gene) is Required for Pituitary Tumor Development in Rb+/- Mice by Preventing p21-dependent Senescence (Wednesday, June 6, 3:30 poster presentation). Identification of Murine Pituitary Tumor Progenitor Cells (Thursday, June 7, 1 p...

USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence

...pecific molecular markers that may help to predict tumor recurrence in stage II and III colon cancer patien...rgo surgery for stage III colon cancerin which the tumor has spread to the lymph nodesadditional chemotherapy is recommended to prevent tumor recurrence, Lur...

Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence

... the chemotherapy group have developed a recurrent tumor or have died, compared to only 222 in the trastuzumab group. These results mean that the hazard of disease recurrence is decreased by 52 percent with the addition of trastuzumab to chemotherapy and that trastuzumab therapy was associated with a 35...

New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer

The investigational drug axitinib produced tumor regression or stable disease in almost three-out-o...ther 25 patients (42%) had stable disease, with no tumor progression or slight reduction in size, when measured at four months. Many of those patients still...

Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy

(PHILADELPHIA) -- The number of tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream of patients w... Cancer Center at Jefferson looked at circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in 240 men with metastatic prostate cancer that failed hormone-depletion therapy. They ...

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