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2012-02-07 23:09:26

In a study conducted by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues from 11 other institutions in the Unites States and the United Kingdom, genes that are known to be involved in inflammation were found to be related to risk of ovarian cancer. Chronic inflammation is known to influence risk of several cancers, including ovarian cancer. The researchers identified 27 genes that are involved in inflammation and sought to determine whether inter-individual differences in these genes...

2012-01-30 10:32:48

Canadian-led research team identifies 2 mutations in crucial gene involved in deadly pediatric brain tumors An international research team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) has made a major genetic breakthrough that could change the way pediatric cancers are treated in the future. The researchers identified two genetic mutations responsible for up to 40 per cent of glioblastomas in children - a fatal cancer of the brain that is unresponsive to...

2012-01-19 10:16:46

Drug used to treat melanoma with 1 mutation sets off a cascade that results in a different type of skin cancer in cells with another mutation Patients with metastatic melanoma taking the recently approved drug vemurafenib (Zelboraf®) responded well to the twice daily pill, but some of them developed a different, secondary skin cancer. Now, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, working with investigators from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, Roche and...

2012-01-14 01:58:13

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute study results suggest that more patients than initially thought could potentially be treated with a new class of drugs, PARP inhibitors A constellation of defective proteins suspected in causing a malfunction in the body´s ability to repair its own DNA could be the link scientists need to prove a new class of drugs will be effective in treating a broad range of ovarian cancer patients, an Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute study...

2011-07-20 07:30:00

Vital Fundraising Initiative Fuels Research for Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 14, more than 1,100 New Yorkers will put on their running shoes to fight a disease and honor the memories of the 1.3 million people each year who succumb to lung cancer. Representing 29% of cancer deaths in the United States, lung cancer kills more people than breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer combined.(1) The 6th Annual Strides for...

2011-06-21 07:10:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BRACKNELL, England, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit cross-platform systems and applications using Active Directory, today announced that The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has deployed its Centrify Suite 2011 solution to unify all security and policy controls for all computer users, including its growing Macintosh user population, within Active...

2011-05-18 13:54:29

About half of prostate cancers have a genetic anomaly that appears to make tumor cells responsive to a new class of cancer-fighting drugs, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds. The drugs, called PARP inhibitors, are currently being tested in breast cancer patients with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are found in up to 10 percent of all breast cancers. Half of prostate cancers have a genomic rearrangement that causes the fusion of two...

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2010-12-01 09:35:00

The length of a man's index finger could help indicate how likely he is to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers from the University of Warwick and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) are claiming that men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger are roughly one-third less likely to develop prostate cancer than those whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers. The findings come following a...

2010-11-17 13:40:41

Researchers have shown that point mutations "“ mis-spellings in a single letter of genetic code "“ that drive the onset and growth of cancer cells can be detected successfully in advanced ovarian cancer using a technique called OncoMap. The finding opens the way for personalised medicine in which every patient could have their tumour screened, specific mutations identified, and the appropriate drug chosen to target the mutation and halt the growth of their cancer. Using mass...

2010-10-26 14:37:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- British scientists have identified a protein in urine that can help indicate which patients are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute and The Institute of Cancer Research found that the level of MSMB protein in urine could provide a fast and accurate prostate cancer diagnosis for doctors and patients, potentially replacing the currently painful and more costly approach - a blood sample. Dr....


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