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2014-04-09 23:25:06

Biochemical testing suggests a pair of proteins can find and monitor bladder cancer better than standard techniques. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 A team of Egyptian biochemists say angiogenin and clusterin – two proteins vital to certain cellular processes – could make bladder cancer diagnosis more accurate and treatments more effective. Click here to read details on the study which has just been posted on the Cancer Monthly website. Researchers with the Faculty of...

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 12:31:42

Initiating Phase Ib studies in NSCLC and AML in 2014 BERGEN, Norway, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BerGenBio AS ("BerGenBio" or the "Company"), an oncology biopharmaceutical company, announces that results from its successful Phase Ia clinical study for lead compound, BGB324, was presented at the American Association of Cancer Research annual conference, which took place on April 5-9, 2014. BGB324 is a first-in-class, highly selective small molecule inhibitor...

2014-04-09 12:31:10

VAL-083 therapy is well tolerated to date; dose limiting toxicity has not been reached after fifth cohort (20mg/m2) VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar") today announced an update on its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial with VAL-083 in the treatment of refractory glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The company's new data are being presented in a poster entitled, "A Phase I/II Study of VAL-083 in...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

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 23:29:27

CHAMPS Oncology will be observing the 18th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) April 7-11, 2014. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 CHAMPS Oncology will be observing the 18th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) April 7-11, 2014. This celebration of the cancer registry profession was founded by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). With more than 35 years in the cancer registry profession, CHAMPS Oncology is honored to join NCRA in celebrating cancer...

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...

2014-04-08 23:27:10

Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills, responds to a new study that shows skin cancer survivors may have an increased risk of developing other cancers. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 In response to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Dr. Babak Larian of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Beverly Hills recently discussed how skin cancer may be linked to salivary gland cancer....