January 2008

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January 15, 2008

Scientists Seek 'Biomarker' For Detecting Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer usually happens in women over age 50, but it can also affect younger women. Its cause is unknown and it is hard to detect early, with many women having no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease... ... more

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January 12, 2008

How Cancer Grows and Spreads

Children's Hospital Boston has an advert over at Hyscience pointing to an interesting discussion on how cancer grows and spreads, saying that cancer is like a cross-town trip -- there's a starting point and a destination, and there are many... ... more

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January 10, 2008

Scientists find chemical key that could stop cancer in tracks

British scientists believe they have discovered the mechanism cancer cells use to metastasize throughout the body - a breakthrough which could stop the disease right in its tracks: In their research, the scientists have found that a protein called Ecadherin... ... more

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January 7, 2008

New Research Confirms The Power Of Images In The Brain To Heal The Body

According to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Aristotle and Hippocrates had it right all along in their belief of employing images in the brain to enliven the heart and body. Today, guided imagery is helping patients use... ... more

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January 3, 2008

Novel Anticancer Strategy Moves From Laboratory To Clinic

According to results of research published in the Jan. 1 issue of Cancer Research on the use of a novel anti-tumor compound in mice, scientists have shown that a chemical inhibitor of all PI-3 kinases (Phosphatidylinositol 3 kinases), modified with... ... more

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January 1, 2008

'Swish-and-spit' Test Shown Accurate For Head And Neck Cancer

Almost 50,000 cases of head and neck cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. annually. Most are found when the disease has spread, and less than a year after diagnosis, many recur. Causes include heavy tobacco and alcohol use. Other head... ... more

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