Cancer

For cancer patients, sugar-coated cells are deadly

(Medical Xpress)—Every living cell's surface has a protein-embedded membrane that's covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. On cancer cells, this coating is especially thick and pronounced.

Jun 26, 2014
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Cannibalistic cancer eats itself to survive treatment

Stubborn cancer cells play a cunning trick when faced with treatments designed to kill them—they eat themselves to survive. But SAHMRI researchers have found a way to starve the cancer cells, making them more susceptible ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize

Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize.

Jul 09, 2014
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Vasectomy may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers found ...

Jul 09, 2014
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New skin gel fights breast cancer without blood clot risk

A gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer reduced the growth of cancer cells to the same degree as the drug taken in oral form but with fewer side effects that deter some women ...

Jul 15, 2014
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