New breast cancer test under study
Whether a painless, portable device that uses electrical current rather than X-ray to look for breast cancer could be an alternative to traditional mammograms is under study at the Medical College of Georgia.
Magnolia Compound Hits Elusive Target in Cancer Cells
A natural compound from magnolia cones blocks a pathway for cancer growth that was previously considered "undruggable," researchers have found.
A laboratory led by Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD, at Emory University School of Medicine, has been studying the compound honokiol, found in Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines, since discovering its ability to inhibit tumor growth in mice in 2003.
Vitamin A Pushes Breast Cancer to Form Blood Vessel Cells
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered that vitamin A, when applied to breast cancer cells, turns on genes that can push stem cells embedded in a tumor to morph into endothelial cells. These cells can then build blood vessels to link up to the body’s blood supply, promoting further tumor growth.
Cancer Cure in Mice to be Tested in Humans; Phase II Clinical Trial of New Cancer Treatment to Begin
Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are about to embark on a human trial to test whether a new cancer treatment will be as effective at eradicating cancer in humans as it has proven to be in mice
Late-stage melanoma put into long-term remission- without chemotherapy or radiation
Case is first to show safety and effectiveness of using cloned cells alone to kill tumors
Researchers describe the first successful use of a human patient's cloned infection-fighting T cells as the sole therapy to put an advanced solid-tumor cancer into long-term remission. A team led by Cassian Yee, M.D., an associate member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, reports these findings in the June 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.