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New Driver Of Breast Cancer Discovered
2013-11-07 12:35:45

UT Southwestern Medical Center A team of researchers at UT Southwestern has found that as cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created – one that fuels estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, and that may also defeat a common treatment strategy for those cancers. The multidisciplinary team discovered that a cholesterol metabolite called 27-hydroxycholesterol, or 27HC, promotes tumor growth in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, which are the...

2013-11-06 13:43:17

Researchers from Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, have characterized a genetic aberration on a group of colorectal cancer patients. The discovery gives hope for a new and efficient treatment of colorectal cancer, which is a frequent and often fatal disease. The research was recently published in Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 12-15 years of development and millions of dollars are typically the costs, when companies develop a new anti-cancer drug....

2013-11-04 16:36:10

Gene sequencing reveals mutations in estrogen receptor Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a type of mutation that develops after breast cancer patients take anti-estrogen therapies. The mutations explain one reason why patients often become resistant to this therapy. The study appears online in Nature Genetics. The discovery stems from a program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center called Mi-ONCOSEQ in which patients with advanced...

2013-10-15 11:17:03

An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and it can detect responses to treatment as early as two days after therapy administration, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "The process of targeted drug development requires assays that measure drug target engagement and predict the response (or lack thereof) to treatment," said Alex...

2013-10-11 23:02:33

Rigorous review process by leading radiation oncology experts ensures cancer patients the highest quality of care. Zion, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology and imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Oncologists rely on radiation therapy, the careful use of high-energy radiation, to...

2013-10-09 12:54:33

More than 95 percent of advanced prostate cancer patients receive multiple radiation treatments for pain control, despite evidence pointing to equal benefit from single treatments For cancer patients dealing with the pain of tumors that have spread to their bones, doctors typically recommend radiation as a palliative therapy. But as in many areas of medicine, more of this treatment isn't actually better. Medical evidence over the past decade has demonstrated that patients with terminal...

Regular Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
2013-10-04 10:25:12

[ Watch the Video: Walking Away Your Breast Cancer Risks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity can benefit women at any age, and a new study from the American Cancer Society has found that active older women are less likely to get breast cancer than women who do not exercise. Based on a study of almost 74,000 postmenopausal women, ACS researchers found that participants who engaged in an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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