News tagged with tumor cells

Finding a few foes among billions of cellular friends

Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect ...

Feb 26, 2014
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Targeted treatment for ovarian cancer discovered

Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have developed a biologic drug that would prevent the production of a protein known to allow ovarian cancer cells to grow aggressively while being resistant to chemotherapy. ...

Feb 19, 2014
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The brain tumor trap

Aggressive brain tumors are usually deadly. The five-year survival rate for patients receiving the best current treatments is typically less than 25 percent. Taking an engineering approach to a potential new treatment, researchers ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Natural compound attacks HER2 positive breast cancer cells

(Medical Xpress)—A common compound known to fight lymphoma and skin conditions actually has a second method of action that makes it particularly deadly against certain aggressive breast tumors, researchers at Duke Medicine ...

Feb 18, 2014
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New imaging technique sharpens surgeons' vision

Which superhuman power would you choose for help on the job? For Dr. Julie Margenthaler, it's a technology that brings to mind X-ray vision, used for the first time Monday during an operation to remove a ...

Feb 11, 2014
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Weakness exposed in most common cancer gene

NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have found a biological weakness in the workings of the most commonly mutated gene involved in human cancers, known as mutant K-Ras, which they say can be exploited by drug chemotherapies ...

Feb 10, 2014
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