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2014-01-28 09:10:37

Drugs comprised of single strands of DNA, called aptamers, can bind to targets inside tumor cells causing cell death. But these DNA drugs cannot readily get inside tumor cells on their own. Effective delivery of DNA aptamers using a natural polysaccharide as a carrier is described in an article in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. The article is available on the Nucleic Acid Therapeutics website. Tatyana Zamay and coauthors,...

Disrupted Sleep Patterns May Accelerate Tumor Growth
2014-01-28 06:29:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers has revealed that a disrupted sleep pattern can accelerate the progression of cancer. According to the team’s report published in the journal Cancer Research, fragmented sleep disrupts a cancer-fighting metabolic pathway – a disruption that could be mitigated through drug therapy. "It's not the tumor, it's the immune system," said study director Dr. David Gozal, chairman of...

2014-01-24 13:30:41

A team of scientists, led by principal investigator David D. Schlaepfer, PhD, a professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that a protein involved in promoting tumor growth and survival is also activated in surrounding blood vessels, enabling cancer cells to spread into the bloodstream. The findings are published in this week's online issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. Blood vessels are tightly lined...

2014-01-24 13:27:45

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have developed a mathematical model to predict how a patient's tumor is likely to behave and which of several possible treatments is most likely to be effective. Reporting in the journal Cell Reports, researchers combined several types of data from pre- and post-treatment biopsies of breast tumors to obtain a molecular picture of how the cancer evolved as a result of chemotherapy. "Better understanding of tumor evolution is key to improving the...

2014-01-23 16:24:44

Grant Program Addresses Three Critical Areas of Blood Cancer Research WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today is pleased to announce the fourteen researchers who will receive funding through the Quest for Cures program - a new grant program that addresses three critical areas of blood cancer research. The three priority areas are: monitoring tumor cell heterogeneity and its contribution to response or resistance to therapy; molecular...

2014-01-21 10:21:17

Cancer cells have something that every prisoner longs for—a master key that allows them to escape. A study in The Journal of Cell Biology describes how a protein that promotes tumor growth also enables cancer cells to use this key and metastasize. Unless it can enter a blood or lymphatic vessel, a cancer cell is imprisoned in the tissue where it arises. The growth factor VEGF is the tumor cell's master key. It loosens connections between endothelial cells that form the lining of blood...

2014-01-18 12:20:20

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics' (Nasdaq: NKTR) presented favorable data today from a Phase 1 study of etirinotecan pegol (EP, NKTR-102) in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/Leucovorin (LV) in patients with advanced cancer. NKTR-102 is the first long-acting topoisomerase I-inhibitor designed to concentrate in tumor tissue, provide sustained tumor suppression throughout the entire chemotherapy cycle, and to reduce the peak exposures that are associated...

2014-01-18 08:20:15

Research findings enable disease molecular sub-typing to lead to more informed clinical decision-making IRVING, Texas, Jan. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, will present a large international tumor profiling study of colorectal cancer (CRC) at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium this week in San Francisco, Calif. With more than 7,000 patients comprehensively profiled by...

2014-01-17 08:22:52

Molecularly-Guided Therapies of Critical Importance for Rare Cancers with Fewer Treatment Options IRVING, Texas, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences®, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, will present tumor profiling studies on neuroendocrine and appendiceal cancers at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium held this week in San Francisco, Calif. These studies provide key clinical insights on potential treatment...

2014-01-16 23:25:47

The Chris Elliott Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit, held their grand opening on January 3rd. The center welcomes brain tumor patients, caregivers and family members seeking one-on-one help to their center and services. Redmond, WA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 The Chris Elliott Fund (CEF) announced the grand opening of their Patient Support Services Center, a space devoted to serving brain cancer and brain tumor patients, their families and caregivers. The open house and ribbon cutting was on...