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2009-12-09 17:41:02

Drug resistant lung cancer cells change their behavior in ways we do not understand to evade treatment, but these events can now be recapitulated and studied in mice Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type. Many cases of lung adenocarcinoma are attributed to a mutation in a gene for the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Lung cancer with changes in EGFR is initially treatable with a family of chemotherapeutic agents...

2009-12-01 12:16:50

Pancreatic tumors can be identified by a readily detectable marker that shows promise as a basis for immune therapy against the disease, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The marker is mesothelin, a protein normally found on mesothelial cells that line the body cavities. Several types of cancer cells make large amounts of mesothelin, which then circulates in the blood. Mesothelin levels in the blood were shown in earlier studies to predict...

2009-11-02 14:24:49

A new study is taking a closer look at the benefits versus risks for lung cancer patients to undergo preventative brain radiation therapy as a means to stop cancer from spreading to the brain. Study results show that while preventative brain radiation for patients with non-small cell lung cancer "“ the most common form of lung cancer "“ does reduce the chance of developing brain metastases, it impacts some short-term and long-term memory. The study also reveals that preventative...

2009-09-21 06:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data published today in The Lancet showed a survival benefit in nonsquamous patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received maintenance therapy with ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) plus best supportive care as compared to placebo plus best supportive care. This Phase III clinical trial supported previous studies looking at the use of histology to tailor treatment with ALIMTA for patients with advanced...

2009-08-03 09:59:48

 The world's top lung cancer specialists, medical professionals and researchers are convening this week in San Francisco, CA for the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Prevention and early detection of cancers translates to better prognoses, but lung cancer remains one of the hardest cancers to detect in its early stages. According to research highlighted today at WCLC, innovative diagnostics and...

2009-07-30 15:17:03

Exposure to nicotine via smoking has been linked to a greater risk of aggressive pancreatic cancer, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the journal Surgery, suggests pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma will more likely become metastatic when there is a history of smoking because a variant of the protein osteopontin linked to cancer growth -- called OPNc -- may be promoted by nicotine. The researchers found OPNc expression on 87 percent of the invasive cancer lesions analyzed -- of...

2009-07-27 15:25:00

Smoking has once again been implicated in the development of advanced cancer. Exposure to nicotine by way of cigarette smoking may increase the likelihood that pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma will become metastatic, according to researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. Their study was published in the August edition of the journal Surgery.The culprit behind the increased metastasis potential appears to be an isoform (variant type) of a protein called osteopontin, according to...

2009-07-08 08:53:12

Iatrogenic perforation of cancer of the esophagus or the gastroesophageal (GE) junction is a severe complication. Its incidence has increased most likely because of more aggressive palliative endoscopic therapy and the current widespread use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for accurate preoperative staging. Therapy, i.e. conservative versus surgical treatment remains controversial.Professor Jörg Kleeff from the Munich (Germany) report a case of 82-year-old man with iatrogenic perforation...

2009-07-06 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today it received a fourth approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection). The latest approval is for ALIMTA as a maintenance therapy for locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), specifically for patients with a nonsquamous histology whose disease has not progressed after four cycles of platinum-based first-line chemotherapy....

2009-05-22 09:40:00

The colorectal cancer is thought to be resulted from a combination of environmental factors, diet, lifestyle, chronic inflammation and accumulation of specific genetic alterations. The pathogenesis and development of colorectal cancer involve multi-genes and multi-steps. TSPAN1 (GenBank Accession No. AF065388) is a new member of TM4SF located at chromosome 1 p34.1. It encodes a 241 amino acid protein. TSPAN1 was reported as a tumor-related gene recently. A research team led by Dr Jian-Wei Zhu...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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