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Two known chemotherapy agents effectively target breast cancer stem cells
Thangaraju's lab has evidence that the two additional drugs directly affect at least two key ways that enable stem cells to make breast cancer, including the myoepithelial cells that enable it to spread to the bone, lung and beyond. They appear to help ... [...]
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Cholesterol drug causing cancerous cells to die discovered in new experiment
Prostate cancer is treated in the first instance by preventing its growth being fuelled by the male hormone testosterone. But over time, the cancer stops responding to this treatment. In the research, the drug seemed to be effective against prostate ... [...]
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[WATCH] Amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks
Sadly, the treatments that were developed using HeLa cells were out of reach for the Lacks. Like many others without insurance, the Lacks could not afford them. Henrietta's husband had prostate cancer, their eldest daughter had developmental issues ... [...]
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Cholesterol-lowering drug can kill prostate cancer cells
“Cholesterol also can contribute to the development of anti-hormone resistance because cholesterol is converted into hormones in tumour cells; therefore, these cholesterol-forming pathways are attractive therapeutic targets for the treatment of ... [...]
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Cholesterol-fighting molecule can kill cancer cells, say scientists
Scientists have found that a compound developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule not only halts the progression of prostate cancer, but can also kill cancerous cells. Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets ... [...]
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Potential Diagnostic Biomarkers in Natural Killer (NK) Cells of Patients with …
Methods: miRNA expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from CFS/ME patients and healthy controls was analysed using the Ambion Bioarray V1. miRNA demonstrating differential expression were validated by qRT-PCR and then ... [...]
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Aggressive Prostate Cancers Appear to Be Linked to Self-Renewing Stem Cells …
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated that the prostate basal cell layer contains self-renewing adult stem cells, with a gene expression profile that overlaps that of aggressive and endocrine therapy-resistant ... [...]
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Epigenetics reactivation of Nrf2 in Prostate TRAMP C1 Cells by curcumin analog …
It has previously been shown that curcumin can effectively inhibit prostate cancer proliferation and progression in TRAMP mice, potentially acting through the hypomethylation of the Nrf2 gene promoter and hence activation of the Nrf2 pathway to enhance ... [...]
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Breast Cancer Cells Accumulate Epigenetic Changes Over Time
Breast cancer is the most common female-specific cancer in both developed and developing countries, causing more than half a million deaths in 2011. Detecting molecular alterations in the early stages of breast cancer development is critical for ... [...]
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Patient's Skin Cells Can Hunt down Cancerous Formations
BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A breakthrough in the field of oncology may provide the doctors with the means to combat one of the most dangerous forms of brain cancer. According to the team's statements, the patient's cells can be reprogrammed as to form ... [...]
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Scientists design a method to kill brain cancer with skin cells
In a first, researchers have developed a method to turn skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells that can destroy brain tumours known as glioblastoma. The discovery can offer, for the first time in more than 30 years, a new and more effective ... [...]
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Breast Cancer Treatment: Dramatic Shrinking Seen In Cancer Cells With Drugs
Breast cancer treatment may have a new tailored treatment if this accidental discovery makes its way to become a mainstream methodology. UK doctors looking at the way drugs make a difference between the time when a cancer is diagnosed and its removal, ... [...]
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Gene Signatures for Deadliest Prostate Cancers and Basal Stem Cells Overlap
These findings not only speak to a controversy over the role of stem cells in prostate cancer, they also suggest strategies for treating aggressive and therapy-resistant forms of prostate cancer. "It has become very controversial as to whether the ... [...]
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Super cocktail of six natural compounds killed 100% of breast cancer cells …
... Cancer Center, has found that a super cocktail of six natural compounds in vegetables, fruits, spices and plant roots killed 100% of sample breast cancer cells without toxic side effects on normal cells. The results, which also revealed potential ... [...]
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Virus kills triple negative breast cancer cells, tumor cells in mice
The virus initiated apoptosis – natural cell death – in cancer cells without affecting healthy cells. “Treatment of breast cancer remains difficult because there are multiple signaling pathways that promote tumor growth and develop resistance to ... [...]
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Hot Peppers Make Prostate Cancer Cells Die and Taste Buds Come to Life
They also found that prostate cancer tumors in mice fed with capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in non-treated mice. Additionally, capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on cultured human cancer cells according to a scientist ... [...]
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