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2012-11-27 11:25:29

Several drugs companies have ineffectively tried to produce antibodies that bind to the IGF-1 receptor on the cell surface, which has a critical part to play in the development of cancer. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now ascertained how these antibodies work, and can explain why only some cancer patients are helped by IGF-1 blockers during clinical tests. The researchers also present a means by which drugs of this kind could help more cancer patients. Every cell...

2012-11-13 12:15:34

-PI3-kinase inhibitors sensitized tumors to PARP inhibitors. -Combination significantly prolonged progression-free survival in mouse model. The simultaneous inhibition of two separate and seemingly unrelated pathways could potentially provide an effective treatment for women with triple-negative breast cancer, according to results of two studies published in the November issue of Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Triple-negative breast cancers...

2012-11-02 14:50:28

A University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer biology team reports breakthrough findings about specific cellular mechanisms that may help overcome endocrine (hormone) therapy-resistance in patients with estrogen-positive breast cancers, combating a widespread problem in effective medical management of the disease. Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, and his colleagues have identified a specific estrogen receptor co-activator–known as MED1–as playing a central role in mediating tamoxifen resistance...

2012-10-23 21:04:57

The breast cancer treatment brachytherapy–heralded for its low complication rates–actually results in more complications than whole-breast radiation one year after treatment, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The standard treatment for older women with early stage breast cancer includes breast-conserving surgery, typically followed by radiation therapy to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Rather than...

Genetic Tumor Testing Aids Breast Cancer Treatment
2012-10-21 09:45:26

redOrbit staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Experts at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have started using a new DNA sequencing technique they say will help devise individualized, more effective methods of treating breast cancer. According to oncologists at the BCM Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, the methods used to treat a patient's cancer are dependent upon several factors, including the size of the tumor, its biological state, the stage the illness is...


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