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2012-01-25 12:38:01

Finding could explain limited success of anti-angiogenesis treatments in breast cancer Cancer treatments designed to block the growth of blood vessels were found to increase the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors in mice, suggesting a possible explanation for why these drugs don't lead to longer survival, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The drugs Avastin and Sutent have been looked at as potential breast cancer...

2012-01-18 13:31:50

Brain cancer is hard to treat: it´s not only strong enough to resist most chemotherapies, but also nimble enough to migrate away from radiation or surgery to regrow elsewhere. New research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center shows how to stop both. Specifically, cells signal themselves to survive, grow, reproduce, and migrate. Two years ago, researchers at the CU Cancer Center showed that turning off a family of signals made brain cancer cells less robust — it...

2012-01-12 12:18:26

Interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15), a ubiquitin like protein, is highly elevated in a variety of cancers including breast cancer. How the elevated ISG15 pathway contributes to tumorigenic phenotypes remains unclear and is the subject of a study published in the January 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine. Dr. Shyamal Desai and her co-investigators from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in...

2011-12-21 14:59:10

The study shows how normal cells in tumors can enhance the growth of the tumor´s cancer cells after losing an important tumor suppressor gene called Pten.   The findings suggest a new strategy for treating breast cancer by interrupting signals between normal cells and cancer cells in tumors.    A new study published in the journal Nature Cell Biology has discovered how normal cells in tumors can fuel tumor growth.   Led by researchers at the Ohio State...

2011-12-13 22:57:01

Chemical disruption to key interaction shown to limit metastasis in test mice Finding ways to counteract or disrupt the invasive nature of cancer cells, called "metastasis," has been a long-term goal of cancer researchers. Now, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have identified an interactive pathway that regulates metastases in some cancers that may be vulnerable to chemical targeting in order to prevent cancer cell proliferation and tumor growth. Ongoing...

2011-11-16 07:31:16

First treatment to reduce prostate tumor spread supports targeting bone microenvironment An international clinical trial has found that treatment with a drug that suppresses the normal breakdown of bone can delay the development of bone metastases in men with prostate cancer. The study, receiving Online First publication in The Lancet, is the first to successfully reduce bone metastasis in such patients and supports the importance of targeting the bone microenvironment to prevent prostate...

2011-11-14 22:26:23

Scientists are another step closer to understanding what drives tumor metastasis, as laboratory models suggest there are factors inside tumors that can slow their own growth. In a recent issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Raúl A. Ruggiero, Ph.D., a biological researcher at the division of experimental medicine at the National Academy of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, described this novel mechanism. Ruggiero and...

2011-10-31 05:56:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A hopeful new way to block tumor growth!  According to a study, the key mechanism that causes the spread of cancer has been identified and can lead to blocking tumor findings. Lead researcher, David Waisman, Ph.D, professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Pathology, and Canada Research Chair in Cancer Research at Dalhousie University, have detailed the key role the macrophage cell, white blood cells in tissue, specific surface...

2011-09-14 22:33:32

Research led by Dr. Suresh Alahari, the Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and its Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has found that a protein discovered by his laboratory can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. The research will be published September 14, 2011 online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Building upon Dr. Alahari's earlier discovery of Nischarin, a novel protein that regulates breast cancer...

2011-08-29 13:04:48

Ever since scientists first began growing human cells in lab dishes in 1952, they have focused on improving the chemical soup that feeds the cells and helps regulate their growth. But surfaces also matter, says Laura Kiessling, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who observes that living cells are normally in contact with each other and with a structure called the extracellular matrix, not just with the dissolved chemicals in their surroundings. "Soluble...


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