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Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report.

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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New breast cancer results illustrate promise and potential of I-SPY 2 trial

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, ...

Tue 8 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer improves survival, but is not routinely administered

Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice. The findings are published early online ...

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Tumor-suppressor connects with histone protein to hinder gene expression

A tumor-suppressing protein acts as a dimmer switch to dial down gene expression. It does this by reading a chemical message attached to another protein that's tightly intertwined with DNA, ...

Thu 10 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday.

Mon 7 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Goggles Can Spot Cancer Cells

So far, my circle of friends know at least one person who is fighting cancer, and this disease has become so common that it is no longer a surprise to anyone. The thing is, the fight against ...

Mon 14 Apr 14 from Ubergizmo

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New investigational epigenetic therapy shows clinical activity against several blood cancers

Patients with a variety of hematological, or blood, cancers benefited from treatment with OTX015, a member of a new class of investigational epigenetic therapies that block the activity of bromodomain ...

Tue 8 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Gene linked to pediatric kidney cancer suggests new strategies for kidney regeneration

Nearly one-third of cases of Wilms tumor, a pediatric cancer of the kidney, are linked to a gene called Lin28, according to research from Boston Children's Hospital. Mice engineered to express ...

Sun 13 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Women with diabetes less likely to have a mammogram

Women with diabetes are 14 per cent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative ...

Fri 11 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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AACR: LY2835219 promising for metastatic breast cancer

(HealthDay)—The novel cell cycle inhibitor selective for the cyclin-dependent kinases CDK4 and CDK6 (CDK4/6), LY2835219, shows promise for metastatic breast cancer, according to a study presented ...

Mon 7 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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