Oncology & Cancer

Heparin-like compounds inhibit breast cancer metastasis to bone

Researchers from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have in collaboration with the University of Turku, Indiana University and two Finnish companies, Biotie Therapies Corp. and Pharmatest Services Ltd, discovered a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Osteoporosis treatment may also benefit breast cancer patients

Treatment approaches to reduce the risk of bone complications (metastasis) associated with breast cancer may be one step closer to becoming a reality. According to a study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill ...

Oncology & Cancer

What wakes dormant tumor cells

Prostate tumor cells can be lulled to sleep by a factor released by bone cells, according to a study published online this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Disease recurs in up to half of prostate cancer patients ...

Medical research

Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures

New research in animals triggered by a combination of serendipity and counterintuitive thinking could point the way to treating fractures caused by rapid bone loss in people, including patients with metastatic cancers.

Oncology & Cancer

Predicting advanced prostate cancer outcomes with NaF-PET/CT

A recent pilot study reported in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients ...

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