Researchers in Britain have identified a faulty gene copy that increases the risk of ovarian cancer among women by more than 600 percent. The study, conducted by researchers from Britain's Institute of Cancer Research, involved more than 910 women who had ovarian or breast cancer with the researchers comparing their DNA with more than 10,000 women in a control group. The researchers concentrated on a gene known as RAD51D and found that those who suffered from cancer had eight faults in the gene www.medindia.net
AboutMesothelioma.netIncreasing Focus on microRNAs in Mesothelioma and Other Cancer ResearchAboutMesothelioma.netScientists' efforts to understand the mechanisms that cause human cells to change and become cancer cells continue to reveal added layers of complexity—whether the cancer is mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung, or a more common cancer and more » news.google.com
Breast cancer: for the first time, very specific blood vessels have been discovered in tumors. These vessels facilitate the access of certain white blood cells, known as killer lymphocytes, into tumor tissues and thus lead to the efficient destruction of tumors. This work, led by Jean-Philippe Girard, Inserm senior researcher at the Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale, in collaboration with the Institut Claudius Regaud, is published in the journal Cancer Research (August 2011). www.physorg.com
The targeted agent Tarceva® (erlotinib) nearly doubles progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy when used as initial treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer that contains an EGFR gene mutation. These results were recently presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer.
As cancer research has evolved, it’s become apparent that the specific characteristics of a news.cancerconnect.com
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