Latest PTEN Stories

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.

2010-12-14 08:41:26

When the best therapies fail, drug combos offer new hope.

2010-12-02 21:52:09

A protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or restore normal cells killed by hormone withdrawal therapy for cancer, also aids the transformation of healthy cells into prostate cancer cells.

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