cancer
A Spoonful of Sugar
Jef Akst | Nov 23, 2011
A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.
An Obesity-Cancer Link?
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 22, 2011
Why obese individual are more likely to get cancer could be partly explained by a gene that activates both pathways.
Genentech Plans New Avastin Trial
Tia Ghose | Nov 21, 2011
After the FDA revoked its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the drug maker says it will initiate new trials.
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.
Pox Vaccine Treats Liver Cancer
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 11, 2011
A genetically engineered smallpox vaccine improved the survival of liver cancer patients participating in a phase II clinical trial.
Fighting Cancer with Light
Tia Ghose | Nov 7, 2011
Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.
Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage
Tia Ghose | Nov 4, 2011
An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.
Spider Bites for Cures?
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 31, 2011
Researchers scan the molecules in spider venom for anti-cancer effects in tissue culture.
Mummy Cancer
Mummy Cancer
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 28, 2011
Researchers diagnose the second oldest known case of prostate cancer in a two-thousand-year-old-Egyptian mummy.
BRCA1 Further Elucidated
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 27, 2011
Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.