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Stem Cells for Metastasis Found in Blood of Breast Cancer Patients

For the first time, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg have characterized cancer cells that can initiate metastasis in the blood of breast cancer patients. These cells have properties of cancer stem cells and...

Published on 30 April 2013, 08:43

Discovery Predicts Patient Sensitivity to Important Drug Target in Deadly Brain Cancer

Study may aid in development of improved therapies for glioblastoma. Grand Rapids, Mich. (February 6, 2012) –  A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity to proposed drug therapies for glioblastoma –...

Published on 6 February 2012, 14:13

Genetic variant and autoantibodies linked to having a child with autism

Finding may lead to screening test to identify susceptibility to having an autistic child(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A study by researchers at UC Davis has found that pregnant women with a particular gene variation are more likely to produce autoantibodies to the brains of their developing...

Published on 19 October 2011, 05:17

MetMAb in combination with Tarceva doubled the time people with lung cancer lived without their disease getting worse

Roche’s investigational personalised medicine showed promising final Phase II results in people with a form of lung cancer.Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced final results from a randomised, multicentre, double-blind Phase II study with its investigational personalised...

Published on 19 May 2011, 04:17

Combination therapy may benefit patients with specific genetic subtype of non-small cell lung cancer, study finds

Even when their tumors are shrinking in response to therapy, some non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients have a scattering of cancer cells that are undeterred by the drug, causing the tumor to resume its growth, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer...

Published on 19 January 2010, 16:50

Possible Drug Target Found for One of the Most Aggressive Breast Cancers

Few treatment options currently exist for patients.Grand Rapids, Mich. (July 8, 2009) –   Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have identified a gene that could be an important therapeutic target in the treatment of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer....

Published on 8 July 2009, 13:37

MET Gene Linked To Autism, GI Problems In Children

A single gene variant may be responsible for both autism and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders in some children, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study.The study "Distinct Genetic Risk Based on Association of MET in Families With Co-occurring Autism and Gastrointestinal...

Published on 2 March 2009, 13:53

USC Researchers Identify Gene Variant

The gene is associated with both autism and gastrointestinal dysfunction, say researchers at USC and Vanberbilt. Principal investigator Pat Levitt, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute A study led by researchers at USC and Vanderbilt University have identified a specific gene...

Published on 2 March 2009, 13:17