News tagged with cancer research
A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ...
Cancer Apr 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Nitric oxide (NO), a gas with many biological functions in healthy cells, can also help some cancer cells survive chemotherapy. A new study from MIT reveals one way in which this resistance may arise, and ...
Cancer Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Measuring enzyme levels in cancer patients may reveal healthy cells' ability to survive chemotherapy
New research from MIT may allow scientists to develop a test that can predict the severity of side effects of some common chemotherapy agents in individual patients, allowing doctors to tailor treatments ...
Genetics Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian ...
Genetics Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center have identified a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets and directly kills chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells.
Cancer Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
The promise of repairing damaged hearts through regenerative medicine—infusing stem cells into the heart in the hope that these cells will replace worn out or damaged tissue—has yet to meet with clinical success. But ...
Medical research Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Cornell University researchers have discovered a likely origin of epithelial ovarian cancer (ovarian carcinoma), the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have uncovered a human enzyme responsible for causing DNA mutations found in the majority of breast cancers. The discovery of this enzyme – called APOBEC3B – may change the way ...
Cancer Feb 06, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have identified three new genetic "hotspots" linked to colorectal cancer. These variants, reported Dec. 23 in an Advanced Online Publication in Nature Genetics, provide new in ...
Cancer Dec 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Doctors now use cancer-killing viruses to treat some patients with lethal, fast-growing brain tumors. Clinical trials show that these therapeutic viruses are safe but less effective than expected.
Cancer Nov 25, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In laboratory experiments, scientists have eliminated metastasis, the spread of cancer from the original tumor to other parts of the body, in melanoma by inhibiting a protein known as melanoma differentiation associated gene-9 ...
Cancer Nov 14, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Yale researchers manipulated a tiny genetic switch and halted growth of aggressive lung cancer tumors in mice and even prevented tumors from forming.
Cancer Oct 25, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Although tumor metastasis causes about 90 percent of cancer deaths, the exact mechanism that allows cancer cells to spread from one part of the body to another is not well understood. One key question is ...
Cancer Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists have discovered two separate genetic 'signatures' for prostate cancer that appear to be able to predict the severity of the disease, leading to hopes that in future, accuracy of prognosis and treatment of the disease ...
Cancer Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Japanese scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice—a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to stop worrying about the ticking of their ...
Medical research Oct 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cancer research is basic research into cancer in order to identify causes and develop strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatments and cure.
Cancer research ranges from epidemiology, molecular bioscience (bench research) to the performance of clinical trials to evaluate and compare applications of the various cancer treatment. These applications include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy, and combined treatment modalities such as chemo-radiotherapy. Starting in the mid-1990s, the emphasis in clinical cancer research shifted towards therapies derived from biotechnology research, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.
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