News tagged with cancer biomarkers

Improving diagnosis of thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules are thought to be present in about half of all people, but very few of these are cancerous. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Cancer presents a set of dia ...

Sep 06, 2012
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Epigenetic causes of prostate cancer

(Medical Xpress)—In about half of all prostate tumours, there are two genetic areas that are fused with one another. When this is not the case, the exact way cancer cells originate in prostate tumours was not clear until ...

Sep 05, 2012
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Potential drug for treating deadly brain cancer

(Medical Xpress)—A*STAR scientists have identified a biomarker of the most lethal form of brain tumours in adults − glioblastoma multiforme. The scientists found that by targeting this biomarker and depleting ...

Sep 04, 2012
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Plant-based compound slows breast cancer in a mouse model

The natural plant compound phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) hinders the development of mammary tumors in a mouse model with similarities to human breast cancer progression, according to a study published August 2 in the Journal of ...

Aug 02, 2012
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Cancer biomarkers re-evaluated

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a procedure to test the clinical benefits of cancer biomarkers. The method could radically shorten the path from the lab to their application.

Jul 19, 2012
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Technique spots disease using immune cell DNA

When a person is sick, there is a tell-tale sign in their blood: a different mix of the various types of immune cells called leukocytes. A group of scientists at several institutions including Brown University has discovered ...

Jul 09, 2012
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