November 2007

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November 18, 2007

Genentech's Avastin Shows Promise In Brain Cancer

A drug used for lung and colorectal cancer and originally excluded from use in brain cancers is offering hope for cancer patients with gliomas - a type of brain cancer that is ussually incurable in all cases. The drug could... ... more

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November 14, 2007

Synthetic Molecule Makes Cancer Cells Commit Suicide

Scientists are now ... "SMAC-ing" cancer to death. Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have developed a small molecule that can turn the survival signal for a variety of cancer cells into a death signal. The molecule mimics the activity of... ... more

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November 10, 2007

New Targeted Approach To Light-Activated Cancer Drugs With Tumor-Seeking Antibodies Shows Promise

The research team, led by scientists from Imperial and the Imperial spin-out company PhotoBiotics, has shown that their antibody-carrying light-sensitive drugs have effected complete tumour regression in an animal model.New research at Imperial College of London's Department of Life Sciences... ... more

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November 2, 2007

Mechanism Found To Predict Lung Cancer Survival In Women

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a link between increased levels of aromatase, an enzyme that naturally makes estrogen from another hormone called androgen, to more aggressive disease and lower survival rates in women over 65 with... ... more

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