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New Exercise Program Benefits Pediatric Cancer Survivors

image A new exercise program at Nationwide Children's Hospital helps pediatric cancer survivors regain physical strength and confidence and encourages weight loss. "Play Strong," a pediatric cancer exercise program in partnership with the Sports Medicine and Oncology teams at Nationwide Children's, is led by certified athletic trainers. The program was developed for cancer patients, 8-21-years-old, who are off treatment and have clearance from their physician. It is based on funct...
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Key Energy Metabolism Regulator may Stop Cancer Growth

image AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which plays a vital role in regulating energy metabolism in cancer cells, has been identified by McGill University researchers as a potential target for restricting cancer cell growth. AMPK acts as a "fuel gauge" in cells; AMPK is turned on when it senses changes in energy levels, and helps to change metabolism when energy levels are low, such as during exercise or when fasting. The researchers found that AMPK also regulates cancer cell metabolis...
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Research Sheds Light on The Factor That Could Determine Future Breast Cancer Treatment

image The way in which a 'transcription factor' causes breast cancer to develop an aggressive subtype that lacks sensitivity to estrogen has been demonstrated by Australian researchers. This cancer does not respond to anti-oestrogen therapies such as Tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors. Transcription factors are molecules that switch genes on or off. In this case, the transcription factor known as 'ELF5' inhibits sensitivity to oestrogen very early in the life of a breast cancer cell. ...
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Aggressiveness of Recurrent Tumors Might Be Driven By Immune System Changes

image Nearly half of the 700,000 cancer patients who undergo surgical removal of a primary tumor each year suffer a recurrence of their disease at some point. Many of these patients would also eventually die from their disease. The traditional view of recurrent tumors is that they are resistant to therapy because they've acquired additional genetic mutations that make them more aggressive and impervious to drugs. Now, however, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the Univer...
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MiR-205 can be Responsible for Breast Cancer: Research

image Research into miRNAs has become increasingly diversified and attracted a great number of research articles across genetics and medicine over the past few years. To any scientist in the field, this should hardly come as a surprise since it has become clear that miRNAs, a recently discovered class of non-coding RNAS, are represented in nearly all cellular functions and molecular pathways. A growing list of reports demonstrates that microRNAs play a critical role in cancer initiation and progress...
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In Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Enzyme Accelerates Malignant Stem Cell Cloning

image An international team has identified a key enzyme in the reprogramming process that promotes malignant stem cell cloning and the growth of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a cancer of the blood and marrow that experts say is increasing in prevalence. The team was headed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The findings are published in the Dec. 24 online early edition of the iProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences/i (iPNAS/i)...
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US Cancer Screening Rates Decline Over the Last 10 Years: Study

image In the United States, the rate of people who seek preventive cancer screenings has fallen over the last ten years, states study published in the open-access journal iFrontiers in Cancer Epidemiology/i. While earlier diagnoses and improved treatments have increased the number of survivors, cancer remains one of the most prominent chronic diseases and, last year alone, claimed the lives of more than 570,000 people in the U.S. "There is a great need for increased c...
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Aiming to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-destruct Is A New Drug

image Poised to test whether new drugs can work against a wide range of cancers independently of where they originated - breast, prostate, liver, lung for the first time ever are three pharmaceutical companies. The drugs go after an aberration involving a cancer gene fundamental to tumour growth, the New York Times reported. Many scientists see this as the beginning of a new genetic age in cancer research. Even though great uncertainties remain, such drugs could me...
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Record Set By Fortis By Screening 751 Women for Cervical Cancer

image A hospital official said that Fortis Hospital created a new record by screening 751 women for cervical cancer in an eight-hour marathon session as part of its 'Teal To Heal Together.' The hospital broke an earlier Guinness World Record, beating the earlier record of 350 participants held by Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, US, on the Jan 29 last year. "Although cervical cancer ranks as the number one killer disease in India, breast cancer has received utmost attention. Thro...
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New Homeopathic Drug From Scorpion Venom Holds Promise For Cancer

image Scientists from Cuba are trying to find a cure for cancer with a homeopathic drug prepared from the scorpion venom. The symposium of "Serving Life", held Sunday at the Camilo Cienfuegos General Hospital in the central city of Sancti Spiritus, showcased its research into scorpion venom with a new drug called Vidatox 30 CH, reported Xinhua. The homeopathic drug from the venom of the blue scorpion (Rhopalurus junceus), an endemic species in the western part of Cuba, can be ...
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