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Scientists home in on reasons behind cancer drug trial disappointment

Scientists have discovered a 'hidden' mechanism which could explain why some cancer therapies which aim to block tumor blood vessel growth are failing cancer trials. The same mechanism could play the role in the bacterial or viral septic shock -- e.g. in Ebola fever -- by destabilizing the blood vessels.
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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest
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In this study, chitosan was used to coat the adsorbent for preventing the leakage of Zn2+ loaded. Meanwhile, freeze-drying method was used to enhance adsorption capacity of Zn2+-loaded cellulose beads for testosterone. The results indicate that after the adsorbent was coated by 0.02% chitosan solution, the highest adsorption percentage reached 48%, during adsorption, the Zn2+ concentration in plasma did not increase; the adsorption capacity of the adsorbent can be significantly enhanced by freeze-drying. The results may be caused by porosity of the adsorbent enlarged via freeze-drying and improved stability by coating with...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
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Conclusions RAPN in the setting of select cT2 renal masses can safely be performed with acceptable outcomes. Further studies are warranted to corroborate our findings and to better define the role of robotic nephron sparing for this challenging indication. Patient summary This report shows that robotic surgery can be used for safe removal of a large renal tumor in a minimally invasive fashion, maximizing preservation of renal function, and without compromising cancer control. This large multicenter experience suggests that robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for clinical T2 renal masses is feasible, it offers good surgical ...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractThe Ontario Breast Screening Program for women with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer is one of the first international models of a government-funded public health service that offers systematic genetic screening to women at a high risk of breast cancer. However, since the implementation of the program in 2011, enrolment rates have been lower than anticipated. Whilst there may be several reasons for this to happen, it does call into consideration the ‘inverse equity law’, whereby the more advantaged in society are the first to participate and benefit from universal health services. An outcome of...
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Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018 Source:Seminars in Cancer Biology Author(s): George Cyriac, Leena Gandhi Immune checkpoint inhibition with anti-PD-1 therapy has been notably successful in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and changed standard practice in multiple settings. However, despite some durable benefits seen, the majority of unselected patients with NSCLC fail to respond to checkpoint inhibitors. Patient selection is crucial and will become even more important in the development of combination therapies with immune checkpoint inhibitors. PD-L1 expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) has emerged as...
Source: Seminars in Cancer Biology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018 Source:Chinese Chemical Letters Author(s): Shasha Ying, Shubo Du, Jia Dong, Bi Xuan Ng, Chengwu Zhang, Lin Li, Jingyan Ge, Qing Zhu Wortmannin, a known inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks), their low selectivity and high toxicity is still problematic and less is known about their effects on PI3Ks in cellular systems. Hence, we have synthesized a series of multifunctional wortmannin probes with the ability to self-activate, by installing a clickable handle at C11 site, and secondary amine and cancer-targeting moiety at C20 site, respectively. MTT assay first confirm...
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