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2011-06-21 12:40:57

Dr. Xiang Zhang, whose research focuses on breast cancer metastasis, has been named a McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. Currently a research associate in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Zhang will join the BCM faculty July 5. He will be a McNair Scholar in Breast Cancer. The McNair Scholar program at BCM, supported by the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute, identifies "rising stars" in...

2011-06-08 21:50:14

Findings in the journal Nature suggest strategy for halting metastasis Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified a key player in the spread of breast cancer. The findings, published today in the online edition of Nature, identify a critical molecule that helps cancer spread beyond the primary tumor. The research highlights a potential new strategy against metastatic disease. The study's senior author is Jeffrey Pollard, Ph.D., professor of...

2011-06-07 06:26:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --Cancer typically doesn't kill someone as a result of the initial tumor but as a result of tumors at distant sites that are derived from the initial tumor. Pregnancy appears to be permissive for tumor metastasis. Breast tumors that arise during pregnancy tend to spread earlier to distant sites. This study has uncovered a possible reason for this. Ivan Stamenkovic, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and colleagues found that the increased metastasis from tumors of...

2011-06-06 17:35:52

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered a key molecule needed to kill the blood vessels that supply tumors. The research team from the institute's Molecular Genetics of Cancer and Cancer and Haematology divisions found that for anti-cancer therapies that target tumor blood vessels to work the death- inducing molecule Bim is required. The finding could lead to improved anti-cancer treatments that are based on a two- or three-pronged attack on both the tumor and its...

2011-05-04 21:25:29

A protein capable of halting the spread of breast cancer cells could lead to a therapy for preventing or limiting the spread of the disease. "Cancer researchers want to design new therapeutic strategies in which the metastasis or spreading stage of cancer can be blocked," explains Andrew Craig, lead researcher and a professor in Queen's Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Research Institute. "Patients stand a much better chance of survival if the primary tumor is the only tumor that needs...

2011-04-19 16:51:51

A $300,000 two-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women will help researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine determine how breast cancer cells spread from the breast and target the brain. "This a very serious, and most fatal aspect of breast cancer. Presently, we cannot cure it," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, professor of pathology and immunology at BCM, and the principal investigator of the project.Seeds of cancer metastasis Marchetti directs...

2011-04-19 08:00:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, H. Shep Wild, President and Chief Executive Officer of CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) inhibitors for cancer, provided a company overview to venture capital, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry leaders at the Celebration of Innovation Showcase 2011 hosted by the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing at...

2011-04-05 15:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. today announced preclinical data showing positive effects of PVS-30200, the company's investigational cell therapy for the treatment of solid tumors, on controlling tumor growth and inhibiting metastases in an animal model of prostate cancer. The data were presented in a late-breaking oral presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando. PVS-30200, which utilizes...

2011-03-14 16:53:45

Protein is key to early embryonic development, but later promotes spread of cancer In the early stages of human embryogenesis, a transcription factor called Twist1 plays a key regulatory role in how the embryo assumes form and function. Much later in life, however, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, say Twist1 can re-emerge, taking a darker and more deadly turn. In a paper published in the March 15, 2011 issue of Cancer Cell, UCSD scientists led by Jing...

2011-03-07 21:34:47

Laminin, long thought to be only a structural support protein in the microenvironment of breast and other epithelial tissue, is "famous" for its cross-like shape. However, laminin is far more than just a support player with a "pretty face." Two studies led by one of the world's foremost breast cancer scientists have shown how laminin plays a central role in the development of breast cancer, the second most leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. In one study it was...


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