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Olive Oil Found to Help Fight and Prevent Breast Cancer

Olive Oil Found to Help Fight and Prevent Breast Cancer

Extra-virgin olive oil contains biologically active compounds that have the capacity to shrink certain malignant breast tumors, according to recent research. The study, performed at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Girona, Spain, focused on tumor tissue in laboratory culture that was expos... Read More


Viruses Eradicate Cancer Cells, Not Healthy Tissue

Viruses Eradicate Cancer Cells, Not Healthy Tissue

Researchers have genetically engineered a new strain of virus that seeks out and destroys cancer cells while leaving normal, healthy cells alone. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic developed the genome of the oncolytic (or cancer dissolving) virus to recognize the so-called microRNAs of normal tiss... Read More


Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Women suffering from metastatic ovarian cancer could eventually be treated with a radioactive compound capable of seeking out and destroying tumor cells, according to an initial study by the Sahlgrenska Academy. The purpose of this patient study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, w... Read More


Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Extremely tiny particles, or nanoparticles, can now be loaded with 20 times more cancer drugs than ever before, and the load delivered direct to malignant tissue, avoiding many of the awful side effects of cancer chemotherapy, recent research demonstrated. The study, published online in the jo... Read More


Cellular Pathway Controls Whether Tumors Shrink With Food Intake

Cellular Pathway Controls Whether Tumors Shrink With Food Intake

A genetically governed cellular pathway controls whether malignant tumors respond to reduced eating by, as is usual, shrinking in size, according to recent research. The study, published in the journal Nature , was done by scientists at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass., using huma... Read More


Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


An Amazing Anti-Cancer Protein

An Amazing Anti-Cancer Protein

A small but powerful protein, through its unique action of halting the division of pre-cancerous cells, generally prevents more than half of all human cancers. Researchers have respectfully dubbed it the “guardian angel,” “guardian of the genome,” or the “dictato... Read More


An Alternative, Ethical Source for Stem Cells

An Alternative, Ethical Source for Stem Cells

A new source of stem cells could be as good as embryonic stem cells for researching and developing treatments for a range of serious diseases, and without the ethical implications of embryonic stem cells. Scientists from Germany and the UK have discovered this new source: routine biopsies of ... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More



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