News tagged with tumor growth
Scientists have identified a new compound that rapidly kills hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, the most common form of liver cancer and fifth most common cancer worldwide, while sparing healthy tissue. The compound, Factor ...
Cancer Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (20) | 0 |
How do you annihilate lymphoma without using any drugs? Starve it to death by depriving it of what appears to be a favorite food: HDL cholesterol.
Cancer Jan 21, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (15) | 1 |
Curcumin, an active component of the Indian curry spice turmeric, may help slow down tumor growth in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a study from researchers ...
Cancer Feb 10, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
Hydrogen peroxide isn't just that bottled colorless liquid in the back of the medicine cabinet that's used occasionally for cleaning scraped knees and cut fingers.
Medical research Nov 21, 2011 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers based out of Harvard and Brigham Young Womens Hospital have found compelling evidence that suggests retrotransposon movement in somatic cells - DNA sequences that jump (make ...
Cancer Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Approximately 90 percent of cancers start within tissues that form the inner linings of various organs. Decades of accumulated genetic mutations can, on occasion, induce cells specialized ...
Cancer May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this ...
Cancer Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
In a study published in the January 18 issue of Cell, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new method to visualize aging and tumor growth ...
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Opioid drugs used to relieve pain in postoperative and chronic cancer patients may stimulate the growth and spread of tumors, according to two studies and a commentary in the 2012 annual Journal Symposium issue of Anesthesiology, the ac ...
Cancer Mar 20, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have shown that a protein can inhibit metastasis of colon and melanoma cancers. The findings are published in the October 10, 2011 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
Cancer Oct 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Scientists at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia have identified a key mechanism of metastasis that could lead to blocking tumor growth if their findings are confirmed.
Cancer Oct 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by secondary tumors, known as metastases, which spread from the original tumor site.
Cancer Nov 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Mice genetically programmed to develop prostate cancer had smaller, slower growing tumors if they consumed a diet containing walnuts, UC Davis researchers report in the current issue of the British Jo ...
Cancer Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A team of researchers at Duke University has determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy ...
Cancer Mar 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Cancer cell metabolism may present a new target for therapy as scientists have uncovered a possible gene that leads to greater growth of prostate cancer cells.
Cancer Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Transforming growth factor
Transforming growth factor (sometimes referred to as Tumor growth factor, or TGF) is used to describe two classes of polypeptide growth factors, TGFα and TGFβ.
The name "Transforming Growth Factor" is somewhat arbitrary, since the two classes of TGFs are not structurally or genetically related to one another, and they act through different receptor mechanisms. Furthermore, they do not always induce cellular transformation, and are not the only growth factors that induce cellular transformation.
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