Latest Kaposi's sarcoma Stories
UCSF researchers have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposiâ€™s sarcoma, re-opening the possibility of using the class of drugs called protease inhibitors against the full herpes family of viruses, which for 20 years has been deemed too difficult to attain.
HORSHAM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the data presented today, the U.S.
Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors â€“ and patients who get shingles late in life â€“ have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person's cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease.
In a series of recently-published articles, a research team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has uncovered clues to the development of cancers in AIDS patients.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the initiation of two clinical trials of the company's product candidate PTC299 in adult patients with solid tumor cancers and Kaposi Sarcoma, a HIV-related cancer.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. today announced that the Company has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to the U.S.
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) have identified a molecule called xCT which is found on the surface of human cells and is involved in aiding infection by Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV.) The virus causes Kaposi's sarcoma, a major HIV/AIDS-related cancer, as well as certain forms of lymphoma.
A new study has found that long-duration regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen) may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
TUESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDayNews) -- The drug Gleevec (imatinib) has shown promising activity in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, says a small study in the Nov. 30 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) one of seven currently known human cancer virus, is also the eighth human herpesvirus. Kaposi's sarcoma, caused by the virus, is common in AIDS patients, primary effusion lymphoma, and some types of multicentric Castelman's disease. Moritz Kaposi discovered the blood vessel tumor, in 1872, which would eventually be names Kaposi's sarcoma. It was originally though that KS was of Jewish and Mediterranean origins until it was found to be common...
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