Potential way to reverse cancer cell metabolism

A team of scientists has discovered molecular factors in cancer cells that boost the production of an enzyme that helps alter the cells' glucose metabolism.

Genes found linked to breast cancer drug resistance

Researchers have discovered a gene activity signature that predicts a high risk of cancer recurrence in certain breast tumours that have been treated with commonly used chemotherapy drugs.

Cellular communication in the cancer microenvironment

A team of scientists lend new insight into the mechanism by which tumour-associated macrophages promote malignant progression.

Cancer co-opts fat metabolism pathway

An enzyme that normally helps break down stored fats goes into overdrive in some cancer cells, making them more malignant, according to new findings.

More accurate diagnosis for leading cancer killer

Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children. Now a more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers may soon be possible, according to researchers.

Self-seeding of cancer cells

A new study shows that circulating tumour cells can also return to and grow in their tumour of origin, a newly discovered process called self-seeding.

Measuring cancer biomarkers in blood

A team led by Yale University researchers has used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in whole blood for the first time.

New figures on cancer in Europe

New figures on deaths from cancer in Europe show a steady decline in mortality between the periods 1990-1994 and 2000-2004.

Gene increases effectiveness of drugs used to fight cancer

Researchers have found a suicide gene, called 'gene E', which leads to the death of tumour cells derived from breast, lung and colon cancer, and prevents their growth.

Hepatitis B does not increase risk for pancreatic cancer

A Henry Ford Hospital study found that hepatitis B does not increase the risk for pancreatic cancer – and that only age is a contributing factor.

Promising novel treatment for human cancer

Much attention has been devoted to the anticancer activity of Chrysanthemum indicum, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma. However, its anticancer mechanism of action is still not clear and needs further investigation.

Keeping cancer protein at bay

A tumor-suppressing protein snatches up an important cancer-promoting enzyme and tags it with molecules that condemn it to destruction, a research team reports.

New Chemo Cocktail Blocks Breast Cancer

A researcher from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found a way to strengthen the breast's "fence" to prevent cancer from metastasizing.

Monitoring oxidative stress in cancer

It stands to reason that cancer should respond to treatment with antioxidants, which inhibit the rogue radicals, or with pro-oxidants, which go the opposite direction, increasing "oxidative stress" on cancer cells to the point of vanquishing them.

Adult body size associated with cancer risk

A team of researchers has reported that body mass in younger and older adulthood, and weight gain between these life periods, may influence a man's risk for prostate cancer.

Overexpressed protein promotes invasive cancer

Active, but non-invasive breast cancer is set free to roam as invasive breast cancer when an overexpressed protein converts it to a different cell type, scientists report.

Cancer drug may improve memory

A drug now used to treat cancer may also be able to restore memory deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study conducted by scientists.

Drug partners in cancer therapy

Research suggests that some natural food compounds, which previously have been studied for their ability to prevent cancer, may be able to play a more significant role in treating it

mRNAs may defend against cancer

The tail ends of cellular protein templates, regions often thought relatively inconsequential, may actually play a role in preventing normal cells from becoming cancerous.

Obesity increases risk of prostate cancer

A new look at a large database of prostate cancer patients shows that obesity plays no favourites when it comes to increasing the risk of recurrence after surgery.






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