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2013-08-13 23:24:52

American River Nutrition, Inc. is offering DeltaGold®, an annatto-tocotrienol Vitamin E supplement associated with breast health in animal studies, through its new website. Hadley, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 In March of 2013, the journal Carcinogenesis published a study concluding that Vitamin E tocotrienols may reduce tumor size and development. The paper titled “Effect of annatto-tocotrienols supplementation on the development of mammary tumors in HER-2/neu transgenic mice”...

2013-08-12 15:15:25

A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for spinal sarcomas; however the tumors are one of the most...

2013-08-08 14:13:44

Findings could help identify patients most likely to benefit from lung-sparing surgery A new study by thoracic surgeons and pathologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that a specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some lung cancer patients is a strong predictor of recurrence. Knowing that this feature exists in a tumor's pathology could be an important factor doctors use to guide cancer treatment decisions. According to the study's authors, the findings offer...

2013-08-08 10:14:45

The National Institutes of Health today announced in Nature that it has reached an understanding with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks to allow biomedical researchers controlled access to the whole genome data of cells derived from her tumor, commonly known as HeLa cells. These cells have already been used extensively in scientific research and have helped make possible some of the most important medical advances of the past 60 years. These include the development of modern vaccines,...

2013-08-06 08:33:34

First Study to Demonstrate Value of Circulating Tumor Cell Enumeration in Chinese Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Published in Annals of Oncology RARITAN, N.J., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Diagnostics, LLC announced today that results from the study leading to the approval of CELLSEARCH(®) in China by that country's State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) as an in vitro diagnostic for women with metastatic breast cancer have been published in Annals of Oncology. The...

2013-08-02 12:32:46

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have identified a characteristic unique to cancer cells in an animal model of cancer — and they believe it could be exploited as a target to develop new treatment strategies. An enzyme that metabolizes the glucose needed for tumor growth is found in high concentrations in cancer cells, but in very few normal adult tissues. Deleting the gene for the enzyme stopped the growth of cancer in laboratory...

2013-08-02 08:24:36

Study Data Presented at American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc. announced that data from studies of its DecisionDx-Melanoma test are being presented today at the Summer Academy Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The validation data confirm previous studies showing that the gene expression profile test is a strong independent predictor for classifying which Stage I or II non-metastatic cutaneous...

2013-08-01 23:03:54

Findings reveal why patients with metabolism-related diseases are at higher risk for aggressive tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine. The study, conducted in fruit flies and published in the journal Cell, provides insight as to why metabolism-related diseases such as diabetes or obesity are associated with certain types of...

2013-07-31 23:03:03

Now fully recovered, Logan Birchfield, a junior kicker/punter at Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton TN, is working towards accomplishing his next goal in hopes of becoming a Division 1 College recruit and scholarship recipient. (Source: Shell Media LLC) Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The parents of 17-year-old Logan Birchfield received a long awaited phone call this week from Urologist Dr. David W. Jones stating that after 2 years of post procedure follow-ups and testing,...

2013-07-29 12:24:00

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc., a leading developer of diagnostic and prognostic tests for rare cancers, announced today the launch of ThymicCancer.com, a website created to educate patients, their families and healthcare providers about the two main types of this rare, and sometimes aggressive, cancer of the thymus gland. ThymicCancer.com tells the story of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment, and the availability of new genomic...