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2010-10-21 00:00:40

Teen and Family Set Two New Mountaineering World Records Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 20, 2010 On a clear night in May 2010, in subzero temperatures, Jordan Romero, age 13, started his final, 26-hour leg of the steep and dangerous climb up the northeast ridge of Mt. Everest. The day before, he, along with his father, stepmother and three Sherpa guides, had entered Camp 3 and the "death zone""”these are altitudes higher than 26,246 feet, wherein the body uses up its store of oxygen...

2010-07-13 15:10:04

Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Cancer have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. Richard Mithen, from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC, worked with a team of researchers on Norwich Research Park, UK, to carry out a...

2010-06-01 19:34:52

Among Chinese men, calcium consumption "” even at relatively low levels and from non-dairy food sources such as soy, grains and green vegetables "” may increase prostate cancer risk, according to results published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Our results support the notion that calcium plays a risk in enhancing the role of prostate cancer development," said lead researcher Lesley M. Butler, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

2010-05-14 09:25:44

Although tobacco use is widely understood to be one of the leading causes of oral cancer, research on the prevention of tobacco-related oral cancer in experimental animals has traditionally been limited to examining the impact of synthetic carcinogens manufactured especially for cancer research, rather than on observing the effects of carcinogens that occur in tobacco smoke. Now, a recently completed study conducted collaboratively by Dr. Joseph Guttenplan, a Professor of Basic Science &...

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2010-05-03 11:24:18

Research in mice, cells suggests possible prevention, treatment strategy A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor's growth -- according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study tested sulforaphane, a component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts, in both mice and cell cultures. Researchers found sulforaphane targeted and...

2010-04-07 12:36:43

Cancer cells grow so fast that they can outstrip their blood supply, leaving them short of oxygen. The cells then produce energy in a way that needs less oxygen but more sugar. Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute have designed an experimental drug that chokes off that sugar supply, causing the cells to self destruct. The agent, called OSU-CG12, is an example of a new class of anticancer...

2010-02-02 16:24:55

Prostate cancer cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body if a specific gene quits functioning normally, according to new data from researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Certain prostate cancer cells can be held in check by the DAB2IP gene. The gene's product, the DABIP protein, acts as scaffolding that prevents many other proteins involved in the progression of prostate cancer cells from over-activation. When those cells lose the DAB2IP protein, however, they break...

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2010-01-14 11:50:00

Scientists in China are reporting discovery of two proteins present in the blood, of people with colon cancer that may serve as the potential biomarkers for accurately predicting whether the disease will spread. Their study is in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, a monthly publication. Maode Lai and colleagues note that in 2008, 150,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 50,000 deaths from the disease occurred in the United States alone. Surgery is the main method of treating the disease....

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2009-11-04 06:50:00

In addition to protecting the heart, new research indicates that keeping cholesterol in check may also help reduce the chances of men developing aggressive prostate cancer. According to one study, men with cholesterol in a healthy range, below 200, had less than half the risk of developing high-grade prostate tumors when compared to men with high cholesterol. Another study found that men with high levels of HDL, or "good cholesterol," were a slightly less likely to develop any form of...

2009-11-03 15:23:57

Men with lower cholesterol are less likely than those with higher levels to develop high-grade prostate cancer - an aggressive form of the disease with a poorer prognosis, according to results of a Johns Hopkins collaborative study. In a prospective study of more than 5,000 U.S. men, epidemiologists say they now have evidence that having lower levels of heart-clogging fat may cut a man's risk of this form of cancer by nearly 60 percent. "For many reasons, we know that it's good to have a...