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2012-11-27 13:06:13

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have tracked down a cancer-promoting protein's pathway into the cell nucleus and discovered how, once there, it fires up a glucose metabolism pathway on which brain tumors thrive.

2012-11-26 11:21:26

Doctors now use cancer-killing viruses to treat some patients with lethal, fast-growing brain tumors. Clinical trials show that these therapeutic viruses are safe but less effective than expected.

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.

2012-11-14 12:59:15

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.

2012-10-24 23:54:10

Cancers arise in the body all the time.

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.

2012-10-17 22:31:56

Fat progenitor cells may contribute to cancer growth by fortifying the vessels that provide needed blood to tumors.

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

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed that cancer cells break away from tumors via adhesion molecules, causing a spread of cancer throughout the body.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.