Latest Cancer of unknown primary origin Stories

2013-09-30 13:54:55

Improves treatment and survival Identifying the molecular profile of a tumor where the primary site is unknown is crucial to the choice of treatment, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013), will hear on Monday. In up to five percent of all cancers, the site of the primary tumor is unknown and the disease is not diagnosed until it is at an advanced stage, when the cancer has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). Until recently, the choice of treatment has been based on...

2010-06-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, announced that it will report new data on its proprietary oncology diagnostic platform, a novel technology that forms the basis of the Company's recently announced collaboration with Bayer Schering Pharma AG. The new data will be highlighted in three separate presentations at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago: Analysis of...

2008-03-24 10:31:34

Results of a recent study have led researchers to discover a method of identifying the source of unfamiliar cancers.Rosetta Genomics Ltd., an Israel-based firm, reported that it is currently developing the technology to be used in diagnosing Cancer of Unknown Primary, also known as CUP. The team reported its findings in the journal Nature Biotechnology.Nitzan Rosenfeld and colleagues at Rosetta used microRNAs, a type of recently discovered genetic material that regulates genes involved in...

2006-01-04 13:00:00

LONDON -- Scientists said on Wednesday that a gene which is usually missing in a common, aggressive childhood cancer suppresses the metastasis, or spread, of the disease to other parts of the body. The finding, reported in the journal Nature, could lead to new treatments for neuroblastoma, a deadly cancer that occurs in children about 2 years old. "It is clear this gene is a deciding factor in whether or not a cancer cell becomes metastatic, yet, surprisingly, it does not appear to be...

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