Tag: Tumor

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer A team of scientists studied a well-known natural product, resveratrol, which is found in grapes and in red wine. While its chemopreventive properties against cancers affecting the digestive tract have been documented by previous studies, resveratrol has so far shown no…

Plant extract fights brain tumor – (Cushing Disease)

Sil-ibin-in from milk thistle seeds as novel, non-invasive treatment strategy for Cushing Disease – After silibinin treatment, tumour cells resumed normal ACTH production, tumour growth slowed down and symptoms of Cushing Disease disappeared in mice. – . “We found that silibinin binds to HSP90 thus allowing glucocorticoid receptor molecules to dissolve from HSP90. With silibinin…

Green tea compound shows promise for tackling cancer – 40% of both types of tumour vanished

24 AUG 2012 A compound found in green tea could be a weapon in treatments for tackling cancer, according to newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate, has been known to have preventative anti-cancer properties but fails to reach tumours when delivered by conventional intravenous administration.…

Plant-based compound slows breast cancer in a mouse model

Administered for 29 weeks was linked with a 56.3% reduction in mammary carcinoma lesions greater than 2mm 10 AUG 2012 The natural plant compound phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) hinders the development of mammary tumors in a mouse model with similarities to human breast cancer progression, according to a study published August 2 in the Journal of the…

Curry spice component may help slow prostate tumor growth

10 FEB 2012   Data supports use of curcumin in combination with androgen deprivation therapy to reduce castrate-resistant prostate cancer cell and tumor growth   PHILADELPHIA—Curcumin, an active component of the Indian curry spice turmeric, may help slow down tumor growth in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a study from researchers…

Curcumin compound improves effectiveness of head and neck cancer treatment, U-M study finds Compound sensitizes resistant cells, allowing lower doses of chemotherapy

Public release date: 19-May-2011   Thomas Carey, Ph.D. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A primary reason that head and neck cancer treatments fail is the tumor cells become resistant to chemotherapy drugs. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from the Indian spice curcumin can help cells…

Black raspberries may prevent colon cancer, study finds

Public release date: 2-Nov-2010 – In the Apc1638 mice, tumor incidence was reduced by 45 percent and the number of tumors by 60 percent – In the Muc2 mice, tumor incidence and the number of tumors were both reduced by 50 percent Black raspberries are highly effective in preventing colorectal tumors in two mouse models…

Natural compound attacks HER2 positive breast cancer cells

– The compound is called psoralen, a natural component found in foods such as figs and celery  – the researchers detail how psoralen blocks the signaling pathway of the HER2 receptor, which is overproduced in 25 percent of breast cancers, plus ovarian, gastric and other solid tumors   DURHAM, N.C. – A common compound known…

Cancerous cells from donor kidney linked to recipient skin cancer

  Patients that receive kidney transplants have an increased risk of an invasive form of skin cancer. It is unclear if donor tissue contributes to cancer formation. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Philippe Ratajczak and colleagues at INSERM demonstrate that donor tissue can lead to caner formation in transplant recipients. They…

Liver cancer survival time tripled by virus: JX-594

18:00 10 February 2013 by Andy Coghlan For similar stories, visit the Cancer and GM Organisms Topic Guides The virus used in the vaccine that helped eradicate smallpox is now working its magic on liver cancer. A genetically engineered version of the vaccinia virus has trebled the average survival time of people with a severe…

Bioelectric signals can be used to detect early cancer

Contact: Alex Reid alexander.reid@tufts.edu 617-688-2753 Tufts University Changing bioelectric signals a key to halting tumor growth   MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 1, 2013) Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors. The researchers also found that they could lower…

Bioelectric signals can be used to detect early cancer

Contact: Alex Reid alexander.reid@tufts.edu 617-688-2753 Tufts University Changing bioelectric signals a key to halting tumor growth MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 1, 2013) Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors. The researchers also found that they could lower the…

Substance in breast milk kills cancer cells: ” kills 40 different types of cancer “

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Roger Karlsson rogerk@chem.gu.se 46-317-869-059 University of Gothenburg A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, reveal studies carried out by researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Although the special substance, known as HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made LEthal to Tumour cells), was discovered in…