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2012-12-10 12:23:39

Results show that the drug could extend progression-free survival Previous research has shown that a family of genes, proteins and enzymes called the uPA system (for urokinase plasminogen activator) plays an active role in different facets of cancer's biology, including tumor cell invasion, the spread of metastases, and the growth of a primary tumor. Mesupron® is a new small molecule inhibitor, taken as a pill, that inhibits the uPA system. The results from a recent phase II clinical...

Tamoxifen Treatment Could Be Extended To Ten Years
2012-12-06 06:46:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Oxford recently revealed a study which showed that prolonged use of tamoxifen could help breast cancer from returning. Tamoxifen has been used in the past as daily treatment for female patients with breast cancer in remission. The study could impact the current recommendations for the treatment, which is five years for female patients. The findings of the study were recently revealed at the...

2012-11-02 14:50:28

A University of Cincinnati (UC) cancer biology team reports breakthrough findings about specific cellular mechanisms that may help overcome endocrine (hormone) therapy-resistance in patients with estrogen-positive breast cancers, combating a widespread problem in effective medical management of the disease. Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, and his colleagues have identified a specific estrogen receptor co-activator–known as MED1–as playing a central role in mediating tamoxifen resistance...

2012-08-30 10:24:03

NIH study also shows that overall stroke risk is down from 10 years ago Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to results of a trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Lacunar strokes occur due to chronic high blood pressure and typically produce small lesions deep within the brain....


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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