November 2005

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November 25, 2005

New clues to the dark side of the p53 protein - a key anti-tumor guardian

... new evidence that despite the protective role of p53 as a guardian against tumor formation, normal levels of p53 activity--at least in some cell types--may indeed contribute to aging and decreased lifespan. Are there implications here for therapeutic applications?

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November 23, 2005

Therapeutic Role Of Melatonin In Cancer Worthy Of Study

The association between melatonin levels and cancer progression has suggested to some that melatonin may be a modifier of cancer progression.

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November 20, 2005

Research Finds Nine Behavioral and Environmental Risk Factors Play a Major Role in Causing Deaths from Cancer Globally

Modifiable risk factors have been linked to a wide range of malignancies, including cancers of the oropharynx, oesophagus, larynx, lung, kidney, bladder, pancreas, skin, stomach, ovary, breast, cervix, uterus, prostate, and colon.

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November 16, 2005

Gene therapy curbs pancreatic cancer

Research suggests that a gene responsible for the production of a protein called vasostatin may prove a promising new way of treating pancreatic cancer...

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November 15, 2005

Natural sugar could hold the key to fighting cancer

[Commercial preparations of heparin vary widely in their ability to prevent blood clots, in which strands of fibrin (yellow) form a meshwork and trap red blood cells in a clump.] Researchers have found that injections of a sugar related to... ... more

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November 8, 2005

'IMRT Sensors' - a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment

There's a need to validate the simulations by verifying exactly how much radiation is reaching the patient

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November 7, 2005

Common viruses may cause cancer

According to the study, cell fusion triggered by viruses is a possible contributing factor in the development of human cancer.

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November 4, 2005

Anti-aging Hormone Reduces Reactive Oxygen Species

This research may eventually lead to the development of anti-aging drugs, a long-standing goal of many pharmaceutical companies.

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November 1, 2005

Vitamin D Could Play a Role in Preventing Prostate Cancer

A recent study suggests that Vitamin D (active metabolite - calcitriol), may be useful in preventing prostate cancer. Calcitriol has been used clinically to treat a variety of disorders, including, in recent clinical trials, cancer. However, an obstacle to its... ... more

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