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Single Cell Type Found To Cause Most Invasive Bladder

Single Cell Type Found To Cause Most Invasive Bladder Cancers: Study

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Invasive bladder cancer (IBC), a malignant disease that currently affects more than 375,000 people worldwide, has been found to be caused by a single type of cell in the lining of the...

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2014-04-24 12:54:13

Rates for all other cancers, except female lung cancer, continue to fall Pancreatic cancer is the only cancer for which deaths are predicted to increase in men and women rather than decrease in 2014 and beyond, according to a comprehensive study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Thursday). The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland shows that the proportion of deaths due to any sort of cancer is expected to fall overall in Europe in 2014. There are...

2014-04-24 12:22:40

Systems approach is used in lieu of isolating adult stem cell types New research suggests that attempts to isolate an elusive adult stem cell from blood to understand and potentially improve cardiovascular health – a task considered possible but very difficult – might not be necessary. Instead, scientists have found that multiple types of cells with primitive characteristics circulating in the blood appear to provide the same benefits expected from a stem cell, including the...

2014-04-24 10:48:03

The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene. The extraordinary finding comes from a multi-institutional team that analyzed data and other material from two long-term studies involving nearly 128,000 participants. The researchers found that individuals whose colons have high levels of a specific gene product...

2014-04-18 15:49:22

Studies carry implications for understanding cancer Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them. The discovery sheds light on the tiny "environments" that stem cells occupy in animal bodies and may help explain how stem cells in tumors replenish themselves, the researchers report...

2014-04-11 12:07:26

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumor using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic 3D representation of a tumor's environment and could help in the discovery of new drugs and cast new light on how tumors develop, grow and spread throughout the body. The results of the study have been published today, 11 April, in IOP Publishing's...

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 14:53:02

In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes. The best examples are the cases of polyps in the large intestine associated with the APC gene and breast cancer associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In the remaining 90% of cases are believed to have an increased risk of developing cancer in relation to genetic variants less powerful but more often, for example, doubles the risk of having a tumor that lacks this small...

2014-04-09 23:31:47

Watch our Colon Health Educational Programming on PBS and major networks. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 GI for Life, an innovative nutritional company focused on digestive health products is proud to announce the introduction of their first nationally televised program developed to inform viewers of the prevalence of colon disease, as well as introduce their cutting edge products designed to promote and maintain digestive and colon health. The program was produced by Outlook TV,...

2014-04-08 08:30:17

Patent provides protection until 2033 and complements Epizyme's issued composition of matter claims for EZH2 inhibitors CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company creating innovative personalized therapeutics for patients with genetically defined cancers, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent No. 8,691,507 with claims that cover the identification of patients...

2014-04-07 16:10:23

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor DNA circulating in the blood, have required cumbersome and time-consuming steps to customize it to each patient or have not been sufficiently sensitive. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to quickly bring...