Latest PTEN Stories

2011-06-06 12:52:41

ASCO Abstract #10504. Contrary to what many oncologists had thought, a tumor suppressor protein known as PTEN does not reduce the effectiveness of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.

2011-06-06 08:00:10

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a mutant gene, which was long thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients, actually inhibits the spread of cancerous cells.

2011-05-13 07:48:11

Prostate cancer affects many men nationwide, and if caught early enough is curable, but little is understood about the mechanisms that cause a tumor to metastasize and spread to other parts of the body.

2011-05-03 22:49:54

A protein known as WWP2 appears to play a key role in tumor survival, a research team headed by a scientist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in an advance online publication of Nature Cell Biology.

2011-03-14 16:21:26

Mutations in three pathways important for suppressing tumors cooperate to launch glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor that strikes children and adults.

2011-03-14 14:00:12

Breast cancer tumors take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a single roadblock at a crucial crossroads may restore a tumor's vulnerability to treatment.

2011-03-09 15:49:38

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid found in and around the brain and spinal cord, may play a larger role in the developing brain than previously thought.

2011-03-01 08:00:00

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paloma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today updates on its age-related macular degeneration Phase I trials and oncology program.

2011-02-02 20:27:46

Prostate tumors that carry a "signature" of four molecular markers have the potential to become dangerously metastatic if not treated aggressively.

2011-01-10 14:04:38

Researchers have discovered a method for more precise identification of individuals who should undergo testing for genetic mutations of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN, which associates with a variety of conditions including several types of cancers.

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