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2012-05-15 22:34:01

Some cell types control continued tumor growth, others prepare the way for metastasis A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers suggests that specific populations of tumor cells have different roles in the process by which tumors make new copies of themselves and grow. In their report in the May 15 issue of Cancer Cell, researchers identify a tumor-propagating cell required for the growth of a pediatric muscle tumor in a zebrafish model and also show that another,...

2011-09-14 14:49:37

A molecule very similar to glucose kills tumor cells of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma A study made by IDIBELL researchers shows that glucose metabolism inhibition with 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) induces cell death in a type of childhood sarcoma: alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. The results have been published in the journal Cancer Research. This molecule is very similar to the one used widely in positron emission tomography (PET), an imaging technique used to diagnose tumors by their glucose...

2010-12-11 00:41:40

Research shows cells' effect on survival of metastatic breast cancer patients treated with high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant Metastatic breast cancer patients whose blood contains circulating tumor cells (CTCs) before or after treatment with high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplant have shorter survival periods, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The findings were presented today in a poster...

2009-12-08 19:08:46

Benefit is not proven "“ use can only be justified within controlled clinical trials at present Due to a lack of suitable studies, it is unclear whether patients with soft tissue sarcoma can benefit from autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. With this type of therapy, some of the patient's own (autologous) stem cells are removed at a convenient time and generally re-implanted after a course of high-dose chemotherapy. At present, there is neither indication nor proof of...

2009-08-31 08:52:30

U.S. scientists studying Ewing's sarcoma -- a type of bone cancer -- have found high levels of a specific protein can suppress chemotherapy effects. Researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute discovered some patients with Ewing's sarcoma -- which typically afflicts children and young adults -- have poor outcomes if their tumors have high levels of a protein known as GSTM4. Our research shows that GSTM4 is found in high levels among those patients where chemotherapy...

2009-02-24 23:01:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After all standard treatments had failed, a new cancer treatment has stopped the growth of aggressive sarcomas in two recent patients. These results are similar to the new protocol's previous success against several cancers, including melanoma, pancreatic, colon, mesothelioma and other sarcomas. One of the patients is an 18-year-old with malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) that arose in the largest bone of his leg. The cancer spread throughout his...

2007-04-14 03:00:12

By Zhang, Jie; Dalton, James; Fuller, Christine Desmoplastic small round cell tumor typically presents with abundant desmoplastic stroma containing nested primitive round cells bearing a polyphenotypic immunohistochemical profile. Lesions with minimal classic morphology pose a formidable diagnostic challenge. The current case represents one such example, arising as a large abdominal-pelvic mass in a 17-year-old female patient. The tumor was composed of a monomorphous population of small...

2006-12-06 03:00:14

By Esquivel, Jesus; Merriman, Barry; Davis, Sallie; Manning, Darrell; Et al JESUS ESQUIVEL, M.D., F.A.C.S., BARRY MERRIMAN, SALLIE DAVIS, M.D., DARRELL MANNING, M.D. From the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, Washington, District of Columbia Peritoneal surface malignancies of appendiceal origin arise from a perforated neoplasm with gradual expansion of the tumor within the abdomen. We report our experience with 29...

2006-12-06 03:00:12

By Singh, Neeraj; Sharma, Rohit; Dorman, Sanford A; Dy, Victor C Desmoid tumors are nonencapsulated, locally invasive tumors of fibrous origin. Although lacking the ability to metastasize, they are notorious for recurrence. A wide variety of locations have been documented in the literature with respect to the origin of these tumors. Intra-abdominal desmoids are commonly found in the mesentery. We present the report of a case in which a sporadic desmoid tumor originated from the wall of the...


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