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2013-09-30 13:54:55

Improves treatment and survival Identifying the molecular profile of a tumor where the primary site is unknown is crucial to the choice of treatment, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013), will hear on Monday. In up to five percent of all cancers, the site of the primary tumor is unknown and the disease is not diagnosed until it is at an advanced stage, when the cancer has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). Until recently, the choice of treatment has been based on...

2013-09-27 10:17:00

Findings may open up new treatment options by extending therapies effective in one cancer type to others with a similar genomic profile Cancer encompasses a complex group of diseases traditionally defined by where in the body it originates, as in lung cancer or colon cancer. This framework for studying and treating cancer has made sense for generations, but molecular analysis now shows that cancers of different organs have many shared features, while cancers from the same organ or tissue...

2013-09-23 12:40:17

When used to treat pediatric patients with intracranial malignant tumors, proton therapy may limit the toxicity of radiation therapy while preserving tumor control, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting. Typically, central nervous system malignancies are treated with surgical resection and post-operative radiation therapy. Proton therapy, an external beam radiation therapy in which protons deliver precise...

2013-09-20 11:07:58

Like normal cells, cancer cells require amino acids for growth, maintenance, and cell signaling, and L-type amino acid transporters (LATs) are the delivery vehicles that supply them. Metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cells are highly dependent on LATs to deliver the amino acid leucine that the cells need for growth and proliferation, according to a study published September 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. To investigate the function of LATs in...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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