News tagged with tumour

Forcing cancer to digest itself

When tumour cells no longer degrade themselves, cancer may develop. Using black skin cancer as an example, Bern Researchers have now shown that a protein plays an important role in the process of degradation ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Unexpected use of former cancer drug

Researchers at Lund University have unexpectedly discovered that an old cancer drug can be used to prevent rejection of transplanted tissue. The researchers now have high hopes that their discovery could lead to new treatments ...

Aug 29, 2013
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Benefit of PET or PET/CT in oesophageal cancer is not proven

The patient-relevant benefit of positron emission tomography (PET) in oesophageal cancer, alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT), is not proven due to a lack of comparative studies. In terms of their diagnostic ...

Aug 28, 2013
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New technique to help brain cancer patients

A new scanning technique developed by Danish and US researchers reveals how susceptible patients with aggressive brain cancer are to the drugs they receive. The research behind the ground-breaking technique has just been ...

Aug 23, 2013
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Improved effectiveness of chemotherapy for cancer

Cancer cells often develop defence mechanisms which enable them to survive chemotherapy. A group of researchers from the Institutes of Pharmacology and Pathology in Bern present new solutions for preventing ...

Aug 15, 2013
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More than just a kinase: CDK6 in cancer

Cell division is tightly controlled by a number of genes and because of the importance of ensuring that the process stays in check – mistakes frequently lead to cancer – mammalian cells often have several ...

Aug 13, 2013
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