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2013-06-11 20:57:05

Progesterone, a female hormone that can be used as a therapy for endometrial cancer, eliminates tumor cells indirectly by binding to its receptor in stromal or connective tissue cells residing in the tumor microenvironment, according to a study from the G.O. Discovery Lab team and collaborators at UCLA. Like tumors of the breast and prostate, endometrial cancer is regulated by hormones. Unlike therapies for breast and prostate cancer, where drugs are given to block hormone signaling, in...

2013-06-03 23:14:07

The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers. But now, irregularities in the genes ℠s expression – among them mutations, amplifications, substitutions, and translocations – have been found in 14 different advanced solid tumors. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers. But now, irregularities in the genes ℠s expression...

2013-06-03 12:32:40

The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers. But now, irregularities in the genes 's expression – among them mutations, amplifications, substitutions, and translocations – have been found in 14 different advanced solid tumors. The results of the study of more than 2,000 tumors, being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), both surprised researchers and provided hope that some of...

2013-05-27 10:55:19

Genetic mutations may be targeted by currently available cancer therapies Two mutations central to the development of infantile myofibromatosis (IM)–a disorder characterized by multiple tumors involving the skin, bone, and soft tissue–may provide new therapeutic targets, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The findings, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, may lead to new treatment options for this debilitating disease, for...

2013-05-24 13:51:24

UEA scientists make breast cancer advance that turns previous thinking on its head Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an advance in breast cancer research which shows how some enzymes released by cancerous cells could have a protective function. New research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals that an enzyme called MMP-8 (matrix metalloproteinase-8) could be acting as a locator to the immune system, which then becomes activated to attack...

2013-05-22 10:20:47

Study clarifies roles of anti-angiogenic proteins in discouraging metastasis and reveals potential anti-metastasis drug By studying the roles two proteins, thrombospondin-1 and prosaposin, play in discouraging cancer metastasis, a trans-Atlantic research team has identified a five-amino acid fragment of prosaposin that significantly reduces metastatic spread in mouse models of prostate, breast and lung cancer. The findings suggest that a prosaposin-based drug could potentially block...

2013-05-03 23:18:19

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain tumor research and advocacy, comments on an article discussing a new finding that may help in diagnosing and treating certain pediatric brain tumor cases. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 On May 3, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), an organization dedicated to brain tumor research and advocacy, comments on an article discussing a new finding that may help doctors in classifying and treating certain pediatric brain tumors....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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