News tagged with cancer tumors

Surviving survival

With advances in the treatment of childhood brain tumors, more children, some say up to 90 percent, survive and the numbers of caregivers have increased as have the demands placed upon them. Usually their caregivers are their ...

Nov 28, 2013
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Researchers identify a rescuer for vital tumor-suppressor

A protector for PTEN, a tumor-thwarting protein often missing in cancer cells, has emerged from research led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published online at Nature Cell Biology this w ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Killer cocktail fights brain cancer

A novel immune-boosting drug combination eradicates brain cancer in mice, according to a study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Nov 25, 2013
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Brain surgeons go with the flow

(Medical Xpress)—Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are using a new approach to visualize the brain's delicate anatomy prior to surgery. The novel technique allows neurosurgeons to see the brain's ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Linking risk factors and disease origins in breast cancer

Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found that epigenetic changes to DNA are associated with aging in disease-free breast tissues and are further altered in breast tumors. Epigenetic changes describe ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Study explains why drug may help more cancer patients

(Medical Xpress)—Recently some intriguing data has suggested that breast cancer patients whose tumors appear insensitive to a class of drugs known as anti-HER2 medications (the drug trastuzumab, marketed as Herceptin, is ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Tipping the balance between senescence and proliferation

An arrest in cell proliferation, also referred to as cellular senescence, occurs as a natural result of aging and in response to cellular stress. Senescent cells accumulate with age and are associated with many aging phenotypes, ...

Nov 15, 2013
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Biologists ID new cancer weakness

About half of all cancer patients have a mutation in a gene called p53, which allows tumors to survive and continue growing even after chemotherapy severely damages their DNA.

Nov 14, 2013
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Copper intake makes tumors breathe

Copper imbalances have been associated with a number of pathological conditions, including cancer. Publishing in PNAS scientists at EPFL have found that copper in drinking water – given at the maximum levels permitted in pub ...

Nov 14, 2013
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