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Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth

Ying Xu EurekAlert Athens, Ga. – Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors’ findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs … Continue reading

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One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

Sarah C. P. Williams Science Mag A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do … Continue reading

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Scientists reprogram cancer cells with low doses of epigenetic drugs

Vanessa Wasta EurekAlert Experimenting with cells in culture, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have breathed possible new life into two drugs once considered too toxic for human cancer treatment. The drugs, azacitidine (AZA) and decitabine (DAC), are … Continue reading

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Cancer cells send out the alarm on tumor-killing virus

Darrell E. Ward EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brain-tumor cells that are infected with a cancer-killing virus release a protein “alarm bell” that warns other tumor cells of the impending infection and enables them to mount a defense against the virus, … Continue reading

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Researchers reveal how cancer cells change once they spread to distant organs

Richard Pietzak EurekAlert Cornell Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis and Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Research Center findings suggest targeting a single protein may help stop cancer spread. NEW YORK (Feb. 22, 2012) — Oncologists have known that in order … Continue reading

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Snake Venom Protein Paralyzes Cancer Cells

Source: Oxford Journals A component of snake venom has demonstrated its ability to inhibit cancer cell migration in two different cancer models. The protein, called contortrostatin, seems to block cell migration in a novel way. Francis S. Markland, Ph.D., professor … Continue reading

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Sound waves can identify cancers that have spread

Lucas Laursen New Scientist A device that filters cancer cells from human blood using sound could help to identify tumour cells that have spread. Finding tumour cells in the blood indicates a cancer has metastasised – but the molecular markers … Continue reading

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Cheap, ‘safe’ drug kills most cancers

Andy Coghlan New Scientist Posted on 12/12/07 New Scientist has received an unprecedented amount of interest in this story from readers. If you would like up-to-date information on any plans for clinical trials of DCA in patients with cancer, or … Continue reading

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