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2012-08-23 01:00:30

A compound found in green tea could be a weapon in treatments for tackling cancer, according to newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate, has been known to have preventative anti-cancer properties but fails to reach tumors when delivered by conventional intravenous administration. However, in initial laboratory tests at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, researchers used an approach which...

2012-08-21 22:34:36

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans. Thiabendazole is an FDA-approved, generic drug taken orally that has been in clinical use for 40 years as an antifungal. It is not currently used for cancer therapy. Hye Ji Cha, Edward Marcotte,...

2012-08-16 01:11:18

Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly By sequencing cancer-cell genomes, scientists have discovered vast numbers of genes that are mutated, deleted or copied in cancer cells. This treasure trove is a boon for researchers seeking new drug targets, but it is nearly impossible to test them all in a timely fashion. To help speed up the process, MIT researchers have developed RNA-delivering nanoparticles that allow for...

Cancer Stem Cell Discovery Could Hold Key To First Real Cure For The Disease
2012-08-02 12:18:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In some cancers, doctors find that tumors shrink with treatment, yet only briefly, and then come back with a vengeance. Now, recent studies on three different types of tumors suggest that cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy and may explain why cancer becomes resistant to treatment. A team of independent researchers came to the realization while studying tumors of the brain, intestines and skin in mice....

2012-08-01 06:38:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new therapeutic target for advanced breast cancer has shown promising results in mouse models, according to a study performed by Western University. Lynne-Marie Postovit of Western´s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry analyzed a protein called Nodal, which is primarily found in embryonic or stem cells. She discovered high levels of Nodal in aggressive breast cancer tumors. The protein was found to promote vascularization in the tumor, providing...

2012-07-25 00:21:08

Scientists have identified what may be the Peyton Manning of prostate cancer. It´s a protein that´s essential for the disease to execute its game plan: Grow and spread throughout the body. Like any good quarterback, this protein has command over the entire field; not only does it control cell growth in tumors that are sensitive to hormone therapy, a common treatment for men with advanced disease, but also in tumors that grow resistant to such treatment — a dismal...

2012-07-23 20:51:47

MDC and Charite researchers decipher the mechanism of action Neural precursor cells (NPC) in the young brain suppress certain brain tumors such as high-grade gliomas, especially glioblastoma (GBM), which are among the most common and most aggressive tumors. Now researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin have deciphered the underlying mechanism of action with which...

Genetic Mutations Responsible For Childhood Brain Tumors
2012-07-23 05:38:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from several prominent medical institutions claim that they have identified several genetic mutations responsible for medulloblastoma, the most common malignant type of childhood brain tumor. There are four recognized subtypes of medulloblastomas, which occur in the part of the brain responsible for controlling balance and other complex motor functions (the cerebellum), Boston Children's Hospital researchers explained...

2012-07-11 14:47:35

A new drug combination could offer hope to children with neuroblastoma — one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer — by boosting the effectiveness of a promising new gene-targeted treatment. Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research in London have found a way to overcome the resistance of cancer cells to a drug called crizotinib, which recently showed positive early results in its first trial in children with cancer. Crizotinib has already been licensed by the US...


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