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2011-12-01 10:47:45

Joslin study uncovers potential targets for treating disease Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston have uncovered important molecular and genetic keys to the development of soft-tissue sarcomas in skeletal muscle, giving researchers and clinicians additional targets to stop the growth of these often deadly tumors. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study identified two major molecular signaling pathways (the Ras and mTOR pathways) that are...

2011-09-14 14:49:37

A molecule very similar to glucose kills tumor cells of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma A study made by IDIBELL researchers shows that glucose metabolism inhibition with 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) induces cell death in a type of childhood sarcoma: alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. The results have been published in the journal Cancer Research. This molecule is very similar to the one used widely in positron emission tomography (PET), an imaging technique used to diagnose tumors by their glucose...

2011-08-04 11:53:00

Event celebrates record $22 million raised for St. Jude MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today nearly 200 runners raced out of the gates of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® embarking on the 30th annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run. One race has grown from less than 20 people to an estimated 2,000 participants in 27 cities, all finishing in Peoria, Ill. Since its inception, the event and the satellite runs have raised $22 million for St....

2011-05-27 16:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the press release, "Lilly Presents Data on Cixutumumab in Five Subtypes of Sarcomas," issued May 19, 2011, by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), the following sentence has been amended to: The best overall responses were as follows: one partial response in the Ewing sarcoma tier (n=1); and no partial responses, but stable disease of 41 percent (n=9) in leiomyosarcoma; 35 percent (n=6) in synovial sarcoma; 28 percent (n=5) in Ewing family of...

2011-05-19 07:10:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced data from its Phase II study with cixutumumab in five subtypes of sarcoma, a cancer that develops from connective tissues in the body. Study results demonstrated that 57 percent of patients with a soft tissue sarcoma known as adipocytic sarcoma (a rare tumor that develops from fat cells) experienced stable disease. Results from the Phase II study will be presented on Monday, June 6 at 4:15 p.m. CDT...

2011-02-15 19:29:02

Knowing the genetic and cellular origins of cancers helps clinicians design specific therapies that work best for each individual cancer Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as the Featured Article in the journal Cancer Cell, they report that childhood and adult sarcomas are linked in their biology, mutations and the cells from which these tumors...

2010-05-17 15:18:00

Study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators underscores the need to better understand the genetic missteps that give rise to about 20 percent of childhood brain tumors MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genetic imbalances at the heart of childhood brain tumors known as high-grade gliomas (HGGs) identified a cancer gene that is unusually active in some tumors and is now the focus of a St. Jude Children's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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