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2014-04-16 14:11:59

A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy. Wei Chen, professor of physics and co-director of UT Arlington's Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was testing a copper-cysteamine complex created in his lab when he discovered unexplained decreases in its luminescence, or light emitting power, over a...

2014-04-16 12:30:22

Advanced Tumor Modeling for Evaluation of Cancer Therapy Efficacy at the Cellular Level MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has announced the availability of its PDCellX(TM) xenograft tumor model services for testing the activity of potential cancer therapeutics. PDCellX models provide clinically relevant information that allows researchers to evaluate the efficacy of cancer drug candidates in new models that go beyond traditional tumor xenograft...

2014-04-15 12:30:25

New Medical Search Engine Expands Advisory Board to Oversee the Development of its Database LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CureCrowd, the first, most advanced medically-guided search engine, announces the expansion of its advisory board with two new members, Drs. George C. Newman, M.D., Ph.D., and Bert A. Weiner, M.D., FACEP (Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians). The distinguished neurologist and emergency medical physician will lend endless value and...

2014-04-11 16:21:53

In the news release, Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors, issued 11-Apr-2014 by Giant Food of Landover, Md. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline was incorrect on the news release. The headline in the news release should be, "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Cancer" rather than "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight...

2014-04-11 11:57:29

Most breast cancers are treated by blocking their addictions, for example depriving estrogen-fueled tumors of estrogen. But what about breast cancers without these hormonal addictions? In so-called "triple negative" tumors the cancer's addiction remains a mystery, making this subtype difficult to treat. However, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014 showcased a new drug active against...

2014-04-10 12:10:29

Preventing lung cancers from metastasizing to other parts of the body could provide benefit for patients against the leading cause of cancer death Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the...

2014-04-09 23:29:35

Cancers of the liver are increasing in incidence faster than any other cancer in the U.S. and other western countries, and are a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. CanLiv - The Hepatobiliary Cancers Foundation will bring together researchers, cancer doctors, patient advocates, and industry partners to collaboratively develop better treatment for liver cancer patients at its 4th Annual Research Symposium, May 9, 2014 at ASCO Conference Center in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria, VA...

2014-04-09 23:04:30

“An Evening for Hope,” a gala fundraiser held on Saturday, April 5th, raised more than $760,000 for The Children’s Inn at NIH. More than 700 donors gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner to generously contribute their financial support towards making a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Children’s Inn at NIH, a home for families whose children are undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of...

2014-04-09 16:37:59

The findings shed more light on cancer development and metastasis. The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation, a key factor in addressing the underlying causes of cancer and other diseases. The studies, published in Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of Immunology, have their roots in a longtime...

2014-04-08 12:07:17

-NRAS is one of the most studied cancer-related genes. -This study found that the gene produces five variants, not just one form as thought. -The finding might help improve drugs for cancers that involve NRAS. A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the one original form, as thought. The study of the NRAS gene by researchers at The Ohio...