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2014-02-04 11:02:59

Presence of IDH1 mutation determines best treatment for malignant astrocytomas Astrocytomas are the most common malignant brain tumors. While most patients' tumors prove to be quite aggressive, outcomes overall can vary widely, with some patients surviving for many years. Now a new study has found that malignant astrocytoma patients whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation benefit greatly from surgical removal of the largest possible amount of tumor. Preliminary results of the study...

2014-02-03 04:20:02

Tokyo, Feb 3, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the vascular embolization device DC Bead(R) (specially controlled medical device) in Japan on February 4.DC Bead contains hydrophilic microspheres made from cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Developed by Biocompatibles UK Limited (Biocompatibles), a BTG International group company, as an intravascular embolization device, it is injected via catheter into targeted blood...

2014-01-30 23:03:55

In the second whole-genome sequencing study ever conducted in bladder cancer, a Roswell Park-led team observed two distinct patterns of aberrations, and identified a potential target for therapy. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 In the first whole-genome analysis conducted through the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) Center for Personalized Medicine, researchers report that invasive bladder cancers demonstrate two distinct patterns of genetic alteration, one of which may result...

2014-01-30 12:28:43

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with advanced hepatocellular (or liver) cancer have high mortality rates, with existing drugs demonstrating only a small, but significant survival advantage. By combining a zebrafish model of liver cancer with data from human tumors, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hope to identify potential genes of interest that can be targeted for new treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common...

2014-01-20 08:23:15

Ear abnormalities, craniofacial conditions, tumors, and lesions in children can be treated through plastic surgery procedures FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic surgery often provides more than a cosmetic improvement for many people who undergo procedures. This is especially true in the case of a special group of plastic surgery patients: children. Dr. Emily J. Kirby, board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Association of Pediatric Plastic...

2014-01-08 11:12:42

A well-documented suppressor of immunity that's used by fetuses and tumors alike, just may be able to change its spots, researchers report. In the face of a significant bacterial infection, for example, indoleomine 2,3-dioxegenase, or IDO, also appears capable of helping key immune cells called macrophages produce inflammation to destroy the invader, said Dr. Tracy L. McGaha, immunologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and GRU Cancer Center. The...

2014-01-07 12:28:59

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Supports Cancer Vaccine Research at the University of Maryland. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2004, a form of cancer known as neuroblastoma claimed the life of Alexandra (Alex) Scott, a little girl who gained national attention for using her lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research. Now, the organization established in her memory, the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), has awarded University of Maryland...

2014-01-03 15:47:18

A protein that has been at the center of cancer drug design for the last 20 years should not be given up on according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The most advanced version of αvβ3-integrin antagonists failed clinical trials to treat aggressive forms of brain cancer. But research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation Research shows that targeting the protein in question could still be vital in stopping the growth of...

2013-12-27 10:33:27

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. In the study, published online today in Cell Reports, scientists found that inhibiting the action of a protein called BRD4 caused cancer cells to die in a mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). "This study identifies a potential new therapeutic target to combat MPNST, an incurable...

2013-12-10 10:35:18

Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study identifies drugs that enhance oxidative stress as possible weapon against most common pediatric soft tissue tumor Drugs that enhance a process called oxidative stress were found to kill rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cells growing in the laboratory and possibly bolstered the effectiveness of chemotherapy against this aggressive tumor of muscle and other soft tissue. The findings are the latest from the St. Jude Children’s Research...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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