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2014-04-16 12:30:22

Advanced Tumor Modeling for Evaluation of Cancer Therapy Efficacy at the Cellular Level MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has announced the availability of its PDCellX(TM) xenograft tumor model services for testing the activity of potential cancer therapeutics. PDCellX models provide clinically relevant information that allows researchers to evaluate the efficacy of cancer drug candidates in new models that go beyond traditional tumor xenograft...

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...

2014-04-10 12:10:29

Preventing lung cancers from metastasizing to other parts of the body could provide benefit for patients against the leading cause of cancer death Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the...

2014-04-09 16:37:59

The findings shed more light on cancer development and metastasis. The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation, a key factor in addressing the underlying causes of cancer and other diseases. The studies, published in Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of Immunology, have their roots in a longtime...

2014-04-09 10:50:26

By incapacitating the activities of a protein that guides other proteins to fold into a stable shapes, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers shut off the spigot for two proteases that help ovarian cancer cells chew their way out of the tissue they grow in and dig in at new locations. Building on earlier work that showed that inhibition of heat shock proteins—the protein origami helpers—limited metastases in ovarian cancer in mice, Shane W. O'Brien, MS, Scientific Assistant at Fox Chase...

2014-04-09 08:28:15

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows that honokiol, a small molecule polyphenol extract derived from Magnolia officinalis bark, reduces proliferation of renal cell carcinoma. Conducted by researchers at the Cancer Research Laboratory at Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, the preclinical study showed that honokiol (HonoPure®, EcoNugenics, Santa Rosa, CA) inhibited two highly aggressive renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines....

2014-04-08 23:27:16

Australian researchers say a serious complication associated with treating excess lung fluid in mesothelioma can be treated with radiotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A new study finds that mesothelioma metastasis (spreading) along the path of an indwelling pleural catheter usually responds to treatment without having to removing the catheter. Click here to read the findings, which have just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Researchers with the Sir Charles...

2014-04-02 23:27:09

A new UK report on the early warning signs of bladder cancer is especially relevant for diabetics and those who have taken Actos. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 A newly published report prepared by a team of medical oncologists in the UK says early recognition of bladder cancer symptoms could be the difference between life and death. A new article on the report has just been posted on the Cancer Monthly website and can be read by clicking here. Drs. Karen DeSouza, Simon Chowdhury and...

2014-04-02 04:21:20

WHIPPANY, N.J., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the company has begun to enroll patients in a trial studying Xofigo(®) (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection in combination with abiraterone acetate and prednisone/prednisolone for the treatment of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic chemotherapy-naive patients with bone predominant metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled...

2014-04-01 23:27:44

Complaint Alleges Defendants Failed to Warn the Decedent that the Use of Morcellator During Her Hysterectomy Could Result in Seeding of Undiagnosed Sarcoma Through the Peritoneal Cavity New York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The widow of a Pennsylvania woman who died from metastatic myleosarcoma has filed a morcellation cancer lawsuit alleging that her death was the result of uterine morcellation. According to the complaint, the use of a morcellator, a device used to remove tissue during...