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2012-11-15 12:37:11

An animal study conducted by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center raises questions about the consequences of diet – specifically glucose, the plant-based sugar that fuels cell life – on increased activity of an oncogene that drives tumor growth. In the study published online today in the journal Cell Cycle, the scientists report, for the first time, that high levels of glucose in the diet of mice with cancer is linked to increased expression of mutant...

2012-11-14 12:59:15

Affected pathway also involved in autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's A drug originally developed to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs has now been shown to dramatically reduce a particular kind of brain tumor in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on vital organs. The study, published online in The Lancet, is the latest to show the effectiveness of everolimus in slowing the cell growth that is overactive in patients...

2012-10-24 23:54:10

Cancers arise in the body all the time. Most are nipped in the bud by the immune response, not least by its T cells, which detect telltale molecular markers–or antigens–on cancer cells and destroy them before they grow into tumors. Cancer cells, for their part, evolve constantly to evade such assassination. Those that succeed become full-blown malignancies. Yet, given the right sort of help, the immune system can destroy even these entrenched tumors. In the October 22nd issue...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Slow Progression And Recurrence Of Brain Cancer
2012-10-22 20:57:41

Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. In a paper published October 18 in Science Express, however, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that the tumors can originate from other types of differentiated cells in the nervous system, including cortical neurons. GBM is one of the most devastating...

2012-10-17 22:31:56

Fat progenitor cells may contribute to cancer growth by fortifying the vessels that provide needed blood to tumors, according to preclinical research findings by investigators at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results were reported in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Studies of groups of people have demonstrated a link between obesity and certain cancers; however, the physiological causes have not been...

Cancer Cells Break Away
2012-10-11 09:30:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has revealed that cancer cells break away from tumors via adhesion molecules, causing a spread of cancer throughout the body. The findings from the research project were recently published in the journal Nature Communications and offer a glimpse into the possible development of cancer drug targets. “As cancer cells become more metastatic, there can be a...

2012-09-20 16:58:57

MGH study identifies components responsible for therapy-blocking solid stress, suggests therapeutic strategies It's a high-pressure environment within solid tumors. Abnormal blood and lymphatic vessels cause fluids to accumulate, and the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells within limited space leads to the buildup of what is called solid stress. Both types of pressure can interfere with the effectiveness of anticancer treatments, but while strategies have been developed that reduce...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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