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2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, which commonly includes chemotherapy or radiation, can be taxing physically and emotionally on any patient. If that is not enough, dermatologists are cautioning patients receiving cancer treatment and cancer survivors that they may experience a host of skin, hair or nail problems as a direct result of their therapy that may require additional treatment by a dermatologist. Speaking today at the 69th...

2011-01-19 23:43:29

Blood-vessel cells can combat aggressive tumors, helping to prevent them from spreading through the body, new study finds MIT scientists have discovered that cells lining the blood vessels secrete molecules that suppress tumor growth and keep cancer cells from invading other tissues, a finding that could lead to a new way to treat cancer. Elazer Edelman, professor in the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), says that implanting such cells adjacent to a patient's tumor...

2011-01-07 11:21:42

Scientists attached to VIB and K.U.Leuven have succeeded in decoding a potential new anti-cancer mechanism. The researchers discovered that normalizing abnormal tumor blood vessels through HRG (histidine-rich glycoprotein) prevents metastasis of tumor cells and enhances chemotherapy efficiency. In tumors, vessels formation is disturbed, leading to inefficient delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs and allowing cancer cells to escape to other parts of the body (metastasis). The normalization of...

2010-10-12 17:57:41

New drugs that target specific molecular mechanisms of cancer have improved the treatment of cancer patients in recent years, but those benefits may come with a cost to the patient's sex life, researchers have found. At the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy, French researchers reported on one of the few studies to investigate the impact of cancer therapy on the sexual functioning of patients. Dr Yohann Loriot and Dr Thomas Bessede from Institut...

2010-09-21 21:51:44

Patients who experience physical or psychological stress "“ including rigorous exercise "“ one or two days before a cancer treatment might be unknowingly sabotaging their therapy, new research suggests. Stress in the body "“ even physical stress caused by intense exercise "“ activates a stress-sensitive protein that can spark a series of events that allow cancer cells to survive such treatments as chemotherapy and radiation, according to the research. Though the study...

2010-09-02 14:28:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Therapeutics ranked first place as an industry leader in the health care division and third place across all industries on the Pittsburgh Business Times Top 100 list, which identifies the area's fastest-growing, privately held companies. With a growth rate of 847% since 2007, Precision has become an industry leader in personalized cancer therapy by recently hiring 100 new employees and raising $35 million in venture capital to provide...

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2010-08-25 14:27:11

Study suggests potential for new oncolytic therapies A novel mechanism used by adenovirus to sidestep the cell's suicide program, could go a long way to explain how tumor suppressor genes are silenced in tumor cells and pave the way for a new type of targeted cancer therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the Aug. 26, 2010 issue of Nature. When a cell is under stress, the tumor suppressor p53 springs into action activating an army of foot soldiers that...

2010-06-30 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Therapeutics, a life-science company known for their expertise in the science of individualizing cancer therapy through the use of a proprietary and unique live-tissue platform, continues to gain ground in novel genomic testing and bioinformatics research. Precision Therapeutics has recently recruited key scientific research experts, biostatisticians and medical specialists to support their development efforts. "I think Precision is...

2010-06-24 07:30:00

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Can the foods we eat actually help us battle and emerge victorious over cancer and other life-threatening diseases? For over 40 years, hundreds of patients from around the globe have foregone toxic chemicals and radiation to follow the course called "bio-repair," which uses organic nutrition, detoxification and other techniques to bring the body to a state where it can literally heal itself from cancer and other diseases. Now one of the most astounding...

2010-06-17 19:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bain Capital Ventures, the venture and growth affiliate of Bain Capital, recently led a financing of $35 million in Precision Therapeutics. The funding will be used to provide additional support for expanding the distribution of the Company's core product, ChemoFx(®), and to expedite their efforts in the research, development and commercialization of novel proteomic and genomic markers for cancer therapy. Bain Capital is one of the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.