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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...

2013-12-02 09:57:42

Scientists and surgeons at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered a promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer by disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in stem cells that are the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. "This is the first step toward clinically applying the principles of cancer stem cell biology to control cancer growth and advance the...

2013-11-15 23:24:24

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new protein that kills tumor stem cells. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new protein that may become a vital factor in future brain cancer treatments. According to an October 18th, 2013 article published by the Deccan Chronicle titled “Scientist finds new protein to...


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