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IUD use halves cervical cancer risk
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Women who use intrauterine devices (IUD) are at half the risk of developing cervical cancer compared to those who do not, researchers say. The study results are contrary to popular belief that IUD's could be a risk factor in cervical cancer. Previous studies on possible effects of IUDs use on the development of this cancer have ...
IUD use halves cervical cancer risk
How spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting ability
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Broccoli is well known for its cancer-fighting abilities, but now researchers from the University of Illinois have found that teaming the vegetable with a spicy food could further boost its anti-cancer properties. It also suggested that combining the vegetable with spicy food containing the enzyme myrosinase also ensures it is absorbed in the upper part of ...
How spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting ability
Millions put themselves at risk believing spray tan will stop skin cancer
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A study has found that millions of people are putting themselves at risk of developing skin cancer, because they believe that a spray tan will protect them from getting sunburnt. The study found that one in six women believe that a fake tan works like a sunscreen and nearly half think their foundation make-up provides them ...
Millions put themselves at risk believing spray tan will stop skin cancer
Rabies virus found to be potent cancer killer
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): The vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), belonging to the same family as the deadly Rabies-virus, has been found to play a dual role in killing cancer cells. Certain types of cancer cells express far too many liquid immunostimulatory molecules, blocking the immune system's ability to recognise them, and enabling them to continue the development of cancer As ...
Rabies virus found to be potent cancer killer
New 'Trojan Horse' strategy to fight ovarian cancer developed
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): British scientists have successfully delivered a common chemotherapy drug to cancer cells inside tiny microparticles - a scientific breakthrough that offers hope to thousands of women battling ovarian cancer. Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, found that the drug reduced ovarian cancer tumours in an animal model by 65 times more than using the standard ...
New 'Trojan Horse' strategy to fight ovarian cancer developed
Scientists shut down cancer gene function
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): The function of a cancer gene involved in the formation of most human tumours has been successfully disrupted by tampering with the gene's "on" switch and growth signals, rather than targeting the gene itself. The results, achieved in multiple myeloma cells, offer a promising strategy for treating not only myeloma but also many other cancer types ...
Scientists shut down cancer gene function
Chemical found in crocuses can kill tumours in one treatment
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Scientists have turned a chemical found in crocuses into a "smart bomb" that targets cancerous tumours. Research found that the drug derived from plant extracts could wipe out tumours in a single treatment, leaving healthy tissue unharmed, and reducing the odds of debilitating side effects. The drug, based on colchicine, an extract from the autumn crocus, ...
Chemical found in crocuses can kill tumours in one treatment
New drug combo offers promise for hard-to-treat cancers
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a new combination of targeted therapies that may treat two aggressive tumor types that until now have not had effective treatments. The drug combination was shown to successfully treat two models of aggressive cancers - a nervous system tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1, and KRAS-mutant lung ...
New drug combo offers promise for hard-to-treat cancers
Proteins in blood associated with early lung cancer development found
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered proteins in the blood that are associated with early lung cancer development in mice and humans. The findings, by a team led by Samir Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Hutchinson Center's Molecular Diagnostics Program and member of its Public Health Sciences Division, brings the reality of a blood test ...
Proteins in blood associated with early lung cancer development found
Long-term use of non-aspirin painkillers triples kidney cancer risk
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 13 (ANI): People who take non-aspirin painkillers such as ibuprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen for more than 10 years are at a three-times higher chance of getting kidney cancer, according to new research. The study of more than 125,000 adults found that people who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were 51 percent more likely to develop the disease. However, those ...
Long-term use of non-aspirin painkillers triples kidney cancer risk
Gene therapy 'causes breast cancer stem cells to self-destruct'
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that gene therapy if delivered directly to a particular type of breast cancer cell causes the cell to self-destruct, thereby lowering recurrence risk and boosting the effectiveness of some types of chemotherapy. In cellular and mouse studies, senior author Mien-Chie Hung and his colleagues ...
Gene therapy 'causes breast cancer stem cells to self-destruct'
Indian curry spice turmeric is a natural born cancer killer
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre have found that curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell-signalling pathway in human saliva that drives the growth of head and neck cancer. The inhibition of the cell signalling pathway was also correlated with reduced expression of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines, or signalling molecules, ...
Indian curry spice turmeric is a natural born cancer killer
New study finds potential therapy for tumour-associated epilepsy
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Glioma, one of the most deadly and common types of brain tumour, is often associated with seizures, but the origins of these seizures and effective treatments for them have been elusive until now. A team funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that human gliomas implanted in mice release excess levels of the brain ...
New study finds potential therapy for tumour-associated epilepsy
Chemotherapy 'equally effective before and after breast cancer surgery'
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Chemotherapy is as effective before breast-conserving therapy (BCT) as it is after it, a new study has suggested. The study also found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before surgery), often shrinks breast cancer tumours, making them more likely to be treatable with BCT, or a lumpectomy to remove a portion of the breast followed by radiation. The ...
Chemotherapy 'equally effective before and after breast cancer surgery'
12million people worldwide diagnosed with cancer each year
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
London, Sept 08 (ANI): The number of new cancer cases has soared by a fifth in less than a decade and now stands at 12 million a year, according to new figures. This is more than four times the annual number of new HIV infections. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said it believed that 2.8 million cases of cancer ...
12million people worldwide diagnosed with cancer each year
Flaxseed does not ease hot flashes during menopause or in breast cancer patients
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): A study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has found that flaxseed does not provide any relief from hot flashes among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women. The randomised, placebo-controlled Mayo Clinic and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) study was conducted on 188 women between October and December 2009. It found no statistically significant difference in ...
Flaxseed does not ease hot flashes during menopause or in breast cancer patients
Cells' 'timed' transactions might help develop cancer drugs
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cells, which have the power of communicating with each other, know exactly when to transmit signals and when to shut up letting other cells do the talking. Dr. David Sprinzak, a new faculty recruit of Tel Aviv University's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the George S. Wise Faculty ...
Cells' 'timed' transactions might help develop cancer drugs
Harmless soil-dwelling bacteria can successfully kill cancer
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Recent studies have found that harmless soil-dwelling bacteria - Clostridium sporogenes, successfully kills cancer. According to a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of York, a bacterial strain that specifically targets tumours is expected to be tested in cancer patients in 2013 Spores of the bacterium are injected into the ...
Harmless soil-dwelling bacteria can successfully kill cancer
Why effect of cancer radiation therapy differs from person to person
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the effect of radiation therapy to treat cancer differs from one individual to another. Vivian Cheung from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia along with his colleagues exposed the cells of 99 healthy individuals to a session of radiation, which starts a cellular response akin to that taking place during ...
Why effect of cancer radiation therapy differs from person to person
Genetic mutation predisposing people to leukaemia traced
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 5 (ANI): People who are genetically threatened to suffer from leukaemia might get a moral boost after a new discovery that identified an inherited gene defect which can predispose people to the deadly disease. An international collaboration of scientists has discovered the genetic mutation, which leads to acute myeloid leukemia, and myelodysplasia. The mutations were found in the ...
Genetic mutation predisposing people to leukaemia traced
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