Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They used molecular-sized bubbles filled with chemotherapy drugs to prevent cell growth and initiate cell death i…

Whole genome sequencing used to help inform cancer therapy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Feb. 16, 2011 — Whole genome sequencing — spelling out a person’s entire DNA genetic code — has moved one step closer to being a medical option for direct patient care.
Physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic in A…

Conceptualizing cancer cells as ancient ‘toolkit’

TEMPE, Ariz. — Despite decades of research and billions of dollars, cancer remains a major killer, with an uncanny ability to evade both the body’s defenses and medical intervention. Now an Arizona State University scientist believes he has an exp…

Discovery may lead to turning back the clock on ovarian cancer

Cancer researchers have discovered that a type of regulatory RNA may be effective in fighting ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer isn’t typically discovered until it’s in the advanced stages, where it is already spreading to other organs and is very di…

Voice-saver: Light therapy for early-stage laryngeal cancer

DETROIT — Light, or photodynamic, therapy can help preserve the voice and vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal (voice box) cancer, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
“Photodynamic therapy is an effec…

Blocking rogue gene could stop the spread of most cancers

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered a rogue gene which — if blocked by the right drugs — could stop cancer in its tracks.
Published today by the journal Oncogene, the discovery is a breakthrough in our understandi…

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