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2014-01-20 23:03:53

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Cancer Stem Cells. Market for Cancer Stem Cells is projected to witness strong growth led by high prevalence of cancer worldwide, unmet medical needs in cancer treatment and diagnosis, strong investments in R&D, and supportive regulatory and reimbursement policies. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) are the cells within a tumor that possess the capability of self-renewal,...

2014-01-14 11:05:11

Johns Hopkins scientists say a previously known but little studied chemical compound targets and shuts down a common cancer process. In studies of laboratory-grown human tumor cell lines, the drug disrupted tumor cell division and prevented growth of advanced cancer cells. In a study described in the January 13 issue of Cancer-Cell, Marikki Laiho, M.D., Ph.D., and her colleagues say their work focused on the ability of a chemical dubbed BMH-21 to sabotage the transcription pathway RNA...

2014-01-13 08:29:57

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerulean Pharma Inc., a leader in dynamically tumor-targeted nanopharmaceuticals, today announced that CRLX101 has achieved its primary efficacy endpoint in an ongoing single-arm Phase 2 monotherapy clinical trial in relapsed ovarian cancer. The ongoing open label Phase 2 monotherapy trial is being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital and the affiliated Harvard teaching hospitals under the direction of principal investigator,...

2014-01-07 13:47:40

In recent years, non-hematopoietic effects of erythropoietin (EPO), via its binding to the EPO receptor in non-hematopoietic tissues, including cancerous tissues, has been reported by many different laboratories worldwide. However, it remains controversial concerning whether EPO, particularly recombinant EPO that is used to treat anemia in patients, may promote cancer cell proliferation and survival. In this paper, the authors show evidence indicating the presence of autocrine/paracrine...

2013-12-10 23:24:33

Jacco van Rheenen, Ph.D., of the Hubrecht Institute in The Netherlands has been named the winner of the 8th Annual STEM CELLS Young Investigator Award for his investigation on how healthy and tumorigenic tissues are derived from and maintained by cancer stem cells, how tumor cells disseminate from primary tumors and how these disseminated tumor cells grow out in distant organs. Durham, NC (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Jacco van Rheenen, Ph.D., of the Hubrecht Institute in The Netherlands has...

2013-12-09 23:01:32

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital–Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study identifies drugs that enhance oxidative stress as possible weapon against most common pediatric soft tissue tumor Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Drugs that enhance a process called oxidative stress were found to kill rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cells growing in the laboratory and possibly bolstered the effectiveness of chemotherapy against this aggressive tumor of muscle and other...

2013-12-06 11:11:38

Tumor cells temporarily lose mutation to evade drugs targeting mutation A team of scientists, led by principal investigator Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that brain cancer cells resist therapy by dialing down the gene mutation targeted by drugs, then re-amplify that growth-promoting mutation after therapy has stopped. The...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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