Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.
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This study was undertaken to investigate the antibone-metastatic activities and mechanisms of WSZG extract by evaluating the effect of this formula on the cross-talk between bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and breast cancer cells in triggering epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in vivo and in vitro. The results demonstrated that BMSCs might enhance the invasive and metastatic potentials of breast cancer cells as a consequence of EMT induction through direct cell-to-cell contact. WSZG treatment remarkably suppressed motility, invasion, EMT-related gene, and protein markers in BMSC-conditioned breast ...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
AbstractCurrent therapeutic approaches in malignancy are often based on combination therapies, reflecting present understanding of the way different players act together in cancer. The cooperative activity of several elements can potentiate the pro-metastatic functions of the cancer cells and of the tumor microenvironment (TME), together leading to a more aggressive disease phenotype. The design of improved therapeutic modalities requires better identification of networks that act at specific cancer-related settings, and of the molecular mechanisms involved. Such studies will indicate if therapies that co-target several fa...
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewEarly detection and improved treatment in breast cancer have resulted in an increased number of survivors. Cardiovascular disease now remains an important cause for morbidity and mortality in this population. There is a growing gap in the knowledge about the optimal long-term cardiovascular management of this population.FindingsBreast cancer and cardiovascular disease share a number of common risk factors. Different breast cancer treatment modalities, including anthracyclines, radiation, and hormonal therapy, can act in synergy with preexisting and/or new cardiovascular risk factors to result in si...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
a Marwan El-Sabban Loss of connexin-mediated cell-cell communication is a hallmark of breast cancer progression. Pannexin1 (PANX1), a glycoprotein that shares structural and functional features with connexins and engages in cell communication with its environment, is highly expressed in breast cancer metastatic foci; however, PANX1 contribution to metastatic progression is still obscure. Here we report elevated expression of PANX1 in different breast cancer (BRCA) subtypes using RNA-seq data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The elevated PANX1 expression correlated with poorer outcomes in TCGA BRCA patients. In ad...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions Our findings can contribute to the development of breast cancer survivorship care plans by emphasizing posttreatment SM. Implications for Practice Future SM support intervention for BCSs after treatment should focus on training SM skills, enhancing the survivor-provider relationship, and building survivor self-confidence.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
We report the efficiency of green subcritical water extraction (SWE) for the recovery of bioactive compounds from Allium hookeri root (AHR). The highest extraction yield (88 wt%) and highest contents of bioactive compounds including total phenolic content (29.4 mg of gallic acid equivalent/g of dry AHR), total flavonoid content (30.6 mg of quercetin equivalent/g of dry AHR), ascorbic acid (81 mg/g of dry AHR), and gallic acid (2.8 mg/g of dry AHR), as well as high concentrations of Maillard reaction products (melanoidins), and various rare sugars were achieved at 160 °C for 30&...
Source: The Journal of Supercritical Fluids - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
In this study, we generated two types of EGFR-specific CAR-modified T cells using lentiviral vectors with DNA sequences encoding the scFv regions of two anti-EGFR antibodies. The cytotoxic and antitumor effects of these CAR-modified T cells were examined in cytokine release and cytotoxicity assays in vitro and in tumor growth assays in TNBC cell line- and patient-derived xenograft mouse models. Both types of EGFR-specific CAR-T cells were activated by high-EGFR-expressing TNBC cells and specifically triggered TNBC cell lysis in vitro. Additionally, the CAR-T cells inhibited growth of cell-line- and patient-derived xenograf...
Source: Aging - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Aging (Albany NY) Source Type: research
Authors: Yuan X, Yin Y, Zan W, Sun X, Yang Q Abstract The therapeutic outcome of chemotherapy is limited, although it is still the preferent strategy for cancer therapy. By regulation of tumor microenvironment and introduction of another therapeutic manner for combination therapy can enhance the anticancer activity of chemotherapeutics. Herein, we have constructed a hybrid nanostructure which composed of manganese dioxide (MnO2) and doxorubicin (DOX) as well as IR780 by stabilizing with BSA (BMDI) in one-pot procedure to alleviate tumor hypoxia and enhance tumor growth inhibition. The MnO2 can react with H2O2 to ge...
Source: Drug Delivery - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Deliv Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research
This study was undertaken to investigate the antibone-metastatic activities and mechanisms of WSZG extract by evaluating the effect of this formula on the cross-talk between bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and breast cancer cells in triggering epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in vivo and in vitro. The results demonstrated that BMSCs might enhance the invasive and metastatic potentials of breast cancer cells as a consequence of EMT induction through direct cell-to-cell contact. WSZG treatment remarkably suppressed motility, invasion, EMT-related gene, and protein markers in BMSC-conditioned breast ...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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