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Treasure Trove Of Genes Key To Kidney Cancer Revealed By Researchers
2014-07-01 03:24:43

[ Watch The Video: Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncovered 31 Genes Key To Development Of Kidney Cancer ] Mayo Clinic A genomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, from 72 patients has uncovered 31 genes that are key to development, growth and spread of the cancer, say researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida. Eight of these genes had not been previously linked to kidney cancer, and six other genes were never known to be involved in any...

2014-07-01 15:14:56

Universitat Basel The risk of developing cancer increases with age. Factors like smoking and regular aspirin use also affect the risk of cancer – although in the opposite sense. Researchers from the University of Basel were now able to show that aspirin use and smoking both influence aging processes of the female genome that are connected to colorectal cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has published their results. Already in the 1990s, scientists discovered that...

Allergy Medications May Be The Next Class Of Cancer Fighting Drugs
2014-07-01 15:14:58

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In a surprising discovery, researchers have noticed that the same kinds of drugs that relieve watery eyes and runny noses from allergies can also help fight off tumors. This new report suggests that antihistamines could have significant anti-cancer properties. These types of drugs interfere with the cell function “myeloid derived suppressor cells” that is known to reduce the body’s ability to fight tumors. "This research is...

2014-07-01 11:38:54

IMIM The identification of new therapeutic targets is urgently needed due to the ineffectiveness of current targets Researchers from IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) have identified a new protein, galectin-1, as a possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer. For the first time they have demonstrated the effects of the inhibition of this protein in mice suffering this type of cancer and the results showed an increase in survival of 20%. The work further suggests...

2014-07-01 10:07:43

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Lack of clinical trial data, guidelines on HIV patients with cancer may contribute to health disparity HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal...

2014-07-01 08:30:44

SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received two NIH small business grants which will fund the development of bispecific antibodies for two of its anti-bacterial immunotherapies. Sorrento's highly diverse, fully human G-MAB(®) library and proprietary antibody conjugation technology platforms have...

2014-07-01 08:29:52

Strengthens balance sheet to fund clinical programs, commercialization efforts, and continued expansion of oncogene mutation portfolio for cancer monitoring SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) today announced that it has secured an unrestricted debt facility in the amount of $15 million from Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance LLC. The additional capital will be used to support ongoing development and commercialization activities for the...

2014-07-01 08:29:44

Former Genentech executive to lead Moderna's first venture company, focused exclusively in novel biology for oncology drug development CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moderna Therapeutics, the pioneer in developing messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics(TM), a revolutionary treatment modality to enable the in vivo production of therapeutic proteins, announced today that Stephen Kelsey, M.D., will become president of Onkaido Therapeutics, Moderna's oncology drug development...

2014-07-01 08:29:13

ORCA(TM) program includes seven Phase 2 trials in tumor types where patient need is acute, including bladder, lung, pancreas and prostate cancers BOTHELL, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) today announced initiation of the Cedar(TM) clinical trial, an investigator-sponsored, randomized, open-label Phase 2 trial evaluating apatorsen in previously untreated patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer....

2014-06-30 23:22:48

Central Florida Children’s Charity Offers Financial Help and ‘Gadget Grants’ Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 A Central Florida couple knows first-hand what a toll childhood cancer takes on a family – and now they help others who face the same challenge. Mina and Jeremy Chambers established the Be Brave Foundation because they understand the sacrifices parents and siblings make when a child is diagnosed with cancer. The foundation aims to alleviate some of that burden by...


Latest Cancer Reference Libraries

British Journal of Cancer
2012-05-28 10:11:32

The British Journal of Cancer (BJC) is a professional medical journal published biweekly by the Nature Publishing Group (a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.) on behalf of Cancer Research UK. It provides a forum for clinicians and scientists to communicate original research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology of cancer and to improving patient treatment and survival. Papers are published both in print and online. The journal publishes full research papers and...

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2011-02-17 16:45:25

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV), first discovered in January 2008, is one of seven human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause most of Merkel cell carcinoma which is a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer. Around 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma tumors are found to be infected with MCV. It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route. Usually the tumors with MCV viruses go through at least two mutations that render the virus...

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Cancer Constellation -- The constellation Cancer, the crab, is known in astronomy and astrology as one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. Cancer is small and dim, and does not resemble a crab. It lies between Gemini to the west and Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra to the south. Notable features The brightest star in Cancer is β Cancri, called Al Tarf ("the end" of the crab's leg). Other stars include Acubens (α), and the Aselli (the...

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