breast canacer

The process of breast cancer’s spread into the brain involves the “N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor” (NMDAR), which is found on the cell membranes of neurons and is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses, scientists at EPFL’s Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) have discovered[1]. One of the biggest problems with any type of cancer is [...]

A newly patented method to kill cancer cells has been developed by University of Texas at San Antonio associate professor Matthew Gdovin. The discovery may help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumors, as well as young children stricken with cancer. Gdovin’s research involves injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumor and allowing it to [...]

Women with a mutation in the BRCA1 gene could be spared surgery, as Australian researchers announce a common osteoporosis drug may halt the growth of BRCA1 breast cancer cells. Individuals carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene are at raised risk of developing aggressive breast cancer. Many women with this gene mutation currently choose surgical removal of [...]

A molecular key that breast cancer cells use to invade bone marrow has been identified in mice by scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute. Once inside the marrow, they can be protected from chemotherapy or hormonal therapies that could otherwise eradicate them. Through years of experiments in mice, the scientists have found ways to outmaneuver [...]

Women in early stages of breast cancer may benefit more from shorter, yet more intensive radiation treatment, a recent study has found. The women have less toxicity and higher quality of life in comparison to those who undergo a longer course of treatment, according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [...]