July 2007


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July 27, 2007

Link Between Breast Cancer and Hormone Therapy

According to oncologist Andrew Glass, lead author of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., have concluded that there is definitely a link between... ... more

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July 25, 2007

Increased White Cell Count Linked With Decrease In Chemo Complications

A U.S. study, led by researchers from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Duke University's Comprehensive Cancer Center, has found that cancer patients given a drug that stimulates white blood cell growth were significantly less likely to die... ... more

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July 24, 2007

'Painting Tumors' Helps Surgeons In Removing Cancer Cells

When treating cancer with surgery, there's nothing as important as making sure that every last cancerous cell has been removed. Until recently, that hasn't been possible since cancer cells are often embedding within healthy tissue and can metastasize, spreading malignancies... ... more

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July 18, 2007

Study: Taking A Break In Middle Of Workout May Metabolize More Fat

Several studies have examined the relationship between exercise, rehabilitation and quality of life in cancer patients and reported positive findings, and being overweight or obese is known to substantially increase one's risk of dying from cancer. So cancer patients and... ... more

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July 17, 2007

New Combination Therapy Promotes Cancer Cell Death

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a combination therapy as a way to sensitize resistant human cancer cells to a treatment currently being tested in clinical trials. In their study, the Penn team administered TRAIL... ... more

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July 16, 2007

Scientists Take Next Step In Understanding Potential Target For Treatment Of Ovarian Cancer treatment

Km23 alterations have been identified in human ovarian tumor tissues, and have been considered as prognostic indicators to help physicians decide on the most appropriate treatment for each patient. The discovery of a traffic cop protein in the cell may... ... more

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July 13, 2007

Antibody Inhibits Growth And Induces Death In Liver Cancer Cells

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report a significant new advance in the search for an effective treatment for human liver cancer in the July issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. In what could lead to the first... ... more

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July 11, 2007

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer In Preclinical Trial

In what appears to be a promising approach to gene therapy for pancreatic cancer, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report the development of a molecularly engineered therapy that selectively embeds a gene in... ... more

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July 9, 2007

Selenium supplements linked with increased risk for diabetes in 8-year study

A new analysis of data from a large national study found that people who took a 200 microgram selenium supplement each day for almost eight years had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who took a... ... more

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July 6, 2007

Researchers Turn Stem Cells Taken From Fat Tissue Into 'Suicide genes' That Seek Out And Destroy Tumors

Scientists have developed a new gene therapy by using 'suicide genes' derived from mesenchymal stem cells, which search out and kill cancerous tumours. Mesenchymal stem cells are a well-characterized population of adult stem cells, found in the bone marrow, which... ... more

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July 5, 2007

Ten Year Study: Organic Food Double The Level Of Flavonoids

Research studies have consistently provided evidence suggesting an association between consumption of diets high in flavonoids and the reduced risk of cancer, reduction in high blood pressure, and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Now researchers report that... ... more

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Flying Dragons And Dinosaur Soup

Villagers in central China have come up with an interesting source for making soup stock and treating dizziness and leg cramps in children. Believing that they came from flying dragons and had healing powers, they dug up a ton of... ... more

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July 3, 2007

Surgeons Pushing for Less Invasive Lung Cancer Procedures

Experts in the U.S. are saying that less invasive lung surgery should become the first option for cancer patientsy, and that a procedure called thoracoscopic lobectomy, should be considered the standard of care for patients with early-stage lung cancers and... ... more

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July 2, 2007

High Glucose Levels Can 'Lock' body's Metabolism In A Diabetic State

Research has speculated that exposure to high glucose levels quickly creates a metabolic memory in which diabetes persists long after glucose levels have been corrected. Studies to date suggested that oxidation played a role but the exact mechanism was unknown.... ... more

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