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2011-03-07 15:02:13

Burkitt's lymphoma is one of the most aggressive tumors affecting humans. Multiple alterations in genes that regulate cell proliferation rate explain its aggressive behavior. A new study reveals new molecular insight into the understanding and treatment of Burkitt`s lymphoma. The new finding concentrates on a genetic locus -- a piece of DNA with one or more genes which is the specific location of a gene or DNA sequence on a chromosome -- called INK4a/ARF locus. This locus encodes two...

2010-04-12 15:08:54

Important advances in the fight against cancer have come as researchers proved that viruses and cancers interact in ways that were previously unknown to scientists. A new study led by UNC scientists shows that a common cancer drug can activate a viral infection that, paradoxically, can help anti-viral medications eradicate virus-associated cancer. The cooperative study, conducted by a team of UNC School of Medicine scientists and the UNC Project in Malawi, demonstrated for the first time in...

2009-12-09 20:04:36

Gene enhancer is responsible for activating cancer-causing genes in B cells Researchers at the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children's Hospital Boston (PCMM/IDI) have found a link between a common mutation that can lead to cancer and a distant gene regulator that enhances its activity. Discovery of this relationship could lead to drugs targeting B-cell lymphomas, including Burkitt's lymphoma, an aggressive cancer in children, as well as...

2009-10-30 23:57:41

Targeted immunotherapy has been an attractive new therapeutic area for a number of cancers because it has the potential to destroy tumor cells without damaging surrounding normal tissue. New study results demonstrate high success rates using specialized white blood cells to prevent or treat lymphoma associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV-lymphoma) in patients who have received a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). This study was pre-published online today in Blood, the official...

2009-10-26 16:04:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the strengths of two institutions separated by nearly 9,000 miles over two continents - both renowned in their work in the fight against cancer - the United States Agency for International Development has awarded a $500,000 grant to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to aid in the construction of the first American cancer clinic and medical-training facility in Africa. "This is the first true collaboration between an African and a U.S....

2009-08-03 12:07:50

 La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology researchers studying an enzyme believed to play a role in allergy onset, instead have discovered its previously unknown role as a tumor suppressor that may be important in myeloproliferative diseases and some types of lymphoma and leukemia. Myeloproliferative diseases are a group of disorders characterized by an overproduction of blood cells by the bone marrow and include chronic myeloid leukemia. Lymphoma and leukemia are cancers of the...

2009-06-12 09:25:04

Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, showing that a single gene can control growth in cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus and that existing therapeutics can inactivate it, will be published in the June 12, 2009 online issue of PLoS Pathogens.The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is closely associated with many human cancers such as Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, AIDS-related lymphomas, post-transplant...

2009-03-16 07:20:00

Episodic adventure series results from a life of creative writings and author's battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Randy Patterson has spent the last three years of his life fighting a deadly, aggressive and extremely rare cancer called Burkitt's Lymphoma. After numerous treatments of painful chemotherapy, nine grueling spinal taps, mounting financial debt, and constant worry for his family's future, Patterson has survived. Now, Patterson is...

2006-12-09 12:00:12

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemotherapy, the most common type of treatment for cancer patients, can cause troublesome side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, and life-threatening toxicities. An important area of progress has been the development of minimally toxic non- chemotherapy agents that add to the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Three studies being presented today at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH(TM)) highlight...

2005-05-27 21:40:00

The emergence of cancer as a major cause of death among children in developing regions of the world is not being adequately addressed by national or international health organizations and charities, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This growing rate of pediatric cancer is occurring as the number of children dying from infectious diseases is being reduced through the efforts of the World Health Organization and international charities, the researchers say....


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