Latest Danny Welch Stories

2009-11-03 15:49:47

Researchers have reduced breast cancer metastasis to bone using an experimental agent to inhibit ROCK, a protein that was found to be over-expressed in metastatic breast cancer. In a study in mice, the team of researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, and Tufts Medical Center report that inhibiting ROCK, or Rho-associated kinase, in the earliest stages of breast cancer decreased metastatic tumor mass in bone by 77...

2009-03-27 22:08:30

U.S. researchers say they've identified a marker that could lead to a test to identify the likelihood of breast cancer metastasis. New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center said the marker Tumor Microenvironment of Metastasis is associated with the development of distant organ metastasis through the bloodstream, which is the most common cause of death from breast cancer. An estimated 40 percent of breast cancer patients relapse and develop metastatic disease, the university...

2007-04-17 15:00:10

Recent cases on headline news about liver metastasis such as Tony Snow's recent diagnosis derived from his primary colon cancer, underscores the fact that liver metastasis is a major threat to cancer survivors. Although cancer rarely begins in the liver, it is often one of the first places where cancer comes back, through metastasis, in cancer survivors. This is primarily due to the liver serving as a primary organ with a very rich blood supply along with a unique microstructure that...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.