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Researchers identify new gene involved in breast cancer growth

A team of UT Southwestern researchers has identified a gene involved in the growth of breast cancer, a finding that could lead to potential new targets for treatment. “The gene ZMYND8 is increased in breast cancer conditions, and higher levels of the gene correlate with poor survival of breast cancer patients,” says Yingfei Wang, Ph.D., […]

Pet Care

New Research Confirms Modern Chickens Suffer from Unnatural Growth Rates

Results were released today from a first-of-its-kind study examining how broiler (meat) chickens’ breeds and growth rates influence their welfare. The study eliminates any doubt that the root of chickens’ suffering is their breeding and has the potential to improve the lives of billions of chickens who currently suffer in high numbers from injuries and […]

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Skin cancer growth driven by subset of cellular masterminds

Specialized cells at the leading edge of growing skin cancers dampen immune response and promote cancer invasion, Stanford researchers find. Targeting these cells could lead to effective therapies. An elite population of cancer cells marshal at the leading edges of a growing skin tumor to guide its metastasis and help it evade the body’s immune […]

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Novel drug targets tumor growth in advanced kidney cancer

Scientists report promising activity of a novel drug that targets a key molecular driver of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in patients with metastatic disease. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report a response rate of 24 percent across all risk categories of patients given an oral first-in-class agent that targets hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) 2-a, […]

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Presence of blood clot associated with rapid aortic aneurysm growth

The presence of a blood clot on the wall of the aorta in people with abdominal aortic aneurysms is associated with more rapid, potentially dangerous growth in the aneurysm, according to a major study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings could help identify which patients need more aggressive treatment and more frequent […]

Health Problems

Inhibition of histone deacetylase 2 reduces MDM2 expression and reduces tumor growth in dedifferentiated liposarcoma

The cover for issue 55 of Oncotarget features Figure 3, “Romidepsin exhibits anti-tumor effect in xenograft model of DDLPS,” by Seligson, et al. Here the researchers present in silico, in vitro, and mouse xenograft studies that suggest that specifically targeting HDAC2 reduces MDM2 expression and has anti-tumor affects in DDLPS. In a murine DDLPS xenograft […]

Health Problems

Neurons promote growth of brain tumor cells

In a current paper published in the journal Nature, Heidelberg-based researchers and physicians describe how neurons in the brain establish contact with aggressive glioblastomas and thus promote tumor growth / New tumor activation mechanism provides starting points for clinical trials Neurons transmit their signals to each other via synapses, fine cell projections with terminals that […]

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Tumours ‘corrupt’ healthy tissue to support its ‘growth and survival’

Cancer cells may ‘corrupt’ surrounding healthy tissue to help tumours grow, spread and resist treatment, scientists claim Scientists studied the tissue that surrounds mice tumours in the laboratory  Cancer ‘exerts a powerful influence over its neighbouring cells’ Helps experts understand how tumours trigger changes that help them survive  Cancer cells may ‘corrupt’ healthy tissue to help them […]