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2013-11-05 10:55:56

Study confirms that vascular normalization is the way these drugs improve patient survival Advanced imaging techniques may be able to distinguish which patients' tumors will respond to treatment with anti-angiogenic drugs and which will not. In patients newly diagnosed with the dangerous brain tumor glioblastoma, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report, those for whom treatment with the anti-angiogenic drug cediranib rapidly 'normalized' abnormal blood vessels around their...

2013-10-27 23:00:55

May Be Able to Recreate Conditions That Keep Cancer Cells from Growing after They Have Spread New York, NY (PRWEB) October 27, 2013 Oncologists have long puzzled over the fact that after cancer treatment, single cancer cells that are dispersed throughout the body – so-called disseminated tumor cells – are quick to grow and form secondary tumors called metastases in certain organs, while in other organs they metastasize more slowly, sometimes decades later. Such is the case with head...

2013-10-25 23:23:58

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a breakthrough brain surgery that gives neurosurgeons access to brain tumors, abscesses, and hemorrhages embedded deep in the brain. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer comments on a breakthrough brain surgery that gives surgeons access to deep-seated brain tumors. According to the October 22, 2013 article published by ArkansasMatters.com titled “UAMS...

2013-10-14 11:21:22

The study's authors identify new genetic pathways and new genes involved in bladder cancer; The genetic signature of these patients is a first step towards understanding the biology of this illness and improving patient management Bladder cancer represents a serious public health problem in many countries, especially in Spain, where 11,200 new cases are recorded every year, one of the highest rates in the world. The majority of these tumors have a good prognosis -- 70-80% five-year...

2013-10-14 11:05:43

An international research team led by scientists from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has discovered a genetic mutation linked to low-risk bladder cancer. Their findings are reported online today in Nature Genetics. The investigators identified STAG2 as one of the most commonly mutated genes in bladder cancer, particularly in tumors that do not spread. The finding suggests that checking the status of the gene may help identify patients who might do unusually well following...

2013-10-02 10:34:29

Treatment with losartan increases drug delivery in animal models by opening collapsed tumor blood vessels Use of existing, well-established hypertension drugs could improve the outcome of cancer chemotherapy by opening up collapsed blood vessels in solid tumors. In their report in the online journal Nature Communications, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators describe how the angiotensin inhibitor losartan improved the delivery of chemotherapy drugs and oxygen throughout...

2013-09-30 14:06:50

Research institutes, regulators and the pharmaceutical industry are urged to cooperate to develop new approaches to testing cancer drugs, in order to bring the revolution in personalized medicine to patients across Europe, says the European Society for Medical Oncology. It has become clear in recent years that each patient's cancer has individual characteristics that are potentially amenable to "personalized" treatments that target those characteristics. But there is still a great deal of...

2013-09-23 10:24:27

A new method for analyzing gene expression in single cells opens a window into tumors and other tissues A team of researchers affiliated with Ludwig Cancer Research and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the current issue of Nature Methods a dramatically improved technique for analyzing the genes expressed within a single cell -- a capability of relevance to everything from basic research to future cancer diagnostics. "There are cells in tumors and in healthy tissues that are...

2013-09-20 11:09:42

Study highlights therapeutic importance of targeting a broad set of signals between cancer cells and normal cells that support them Investigators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today report important progress in research aimed at finding ways to fight cancer by targeting the local environment in which tumors grow and from which they draw sustenance. The targeting of interactions between cancer cells and their environment together with the traditional tactic of directly...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.