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Monday, July 6, 2015

Cancer Research: Chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells ♦ Arthritis drug could be used to treat blood cancer ♦ Similarities between embryos, breast tumors identified

Similarities between embryos, breast tumors identified It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos, at least in mice. Tumors that resemble six-day-old mouse embryos are more prone to metastasize than those that look like tissues from adult mice, researchers discovered. Specifically, they noticed that the same genes that are turned on in developing mice are also present in metastatic tumors
Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells..
Colon cancer: Taking a step back to move forward Recent studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages -- taking a step back to move forward.
Arthritis drug could be used to treat blood cancer sufferers Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the same way. The discovery may open up cost effective treatment options for cancer patients across the world.
New understanding of retinoblastoma proteins' role in cell death and cancer progression A new review article focuses on RB role in apoptosis provides a comprehensive overview on the role of RB proteins in the coordinated control of cell decisions.

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