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  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer

    07/11/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 10 Jul 2014 | Laura Donnelly and Claire Carter
    Men who have a vasectomy face an increased chance of developing prostate cancer and a higher risk of contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a study has found. The Harvard research on 50,000 men, the largest study to examine the link between sterilization and cancer, found that those who had the procedure had a 10 percent greater chance of developing the disease. It also found a sharp increase in the risk of contracting the most aggressive form of prostate cancer, although this type of the disease is still relatively rare. The dangers appeared to be highest among men...
  • Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say

    05/20/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 21 May 2014
    Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection passed on during intercourse, scientists are claiming. Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory. Trichomoniasis is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection and is understood to have infected an estimated 275 million people around the world. …
  • Sources: Donald Sterling Has Cancer

    05/01/2014 10:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/2/2014
    los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer, sources have confirmed to ESPN.com. The news was first reported by the New York Post. The Post, citing sources, reported that the 80-year-old Sterling has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time. Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million by commissioner Adam Silver earlier in the week after racist remarks he made were published by TMZ. Silver has urged the league's owners to force a sale of the Clippers, which they can do with approval from three-fourths of the league's 30 owners.
  • Coburn's Principles

    01/21/2014 9:05:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-20-14 | Editorial Board
    Congress is more unpopular than ever, but some Members are better than its reputation. One of them is Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who announced on Friday that he'll leave the Senate at the end of this year. Mr. Coburn's second term doesn't officially end until 2016, but he is battling a recurrence of prostate cancer and said he felt he could "best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere" than Congress. Mr. Coburn's tenure on Capitol Hill has been notable for his convictions on behalf of limited government combined with a determination to do more...
  • Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire after current session

    01/16/2014 8:09:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2014 11:02 PM EST | Sean Murphy
    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will finish out the current congressional session and then resign from his seat nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end, he said in a statement released late Thursday. […] Coburn, a physician from Muskogee, recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer, but said his decision was not about his health. …
  • Sen. Tom Coburn diagnosed with prostate cancer

    11/05/2013 11:18:02 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 5, 2013
    WASHINGTON – Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer and is seeking treatment. A spokesman says Coburn, a survivor of a 2011 bout with the disease, is "undergoing further evaluation and treatment." Coburn has battled colon cancer and melanoma in the past.
  • N.Y. tax checkoff funds for cancer research sit idle

    10/13/2013 8:14:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Topix.com ^ | Oct 13, 2013
    N.Y. tax checkoff funds for cancer research sit idle Since 2005, New York taxpayers have donated $1.8 million through their income tax returns to aid the fight against prostate cancer, but researchers have yet to see a dime.
  • Biomarker May Predict Prostate Cancers Requiring Treatment

    09/12/2013 7:22:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    CancerNetwork ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Azvolinsky, PhD
    Not all early-stage prostate cancer diagnoses are alike. While some patients have aggressive tumors, others have slow-growing, low Gleason score tumors that may not require treatment, but instead can be monitored with regular clinical evaluations. But distinguishing between prostate cancers that require treatment and those that do not is still a major challenge.Researchers at Columbia University in New York City have now identified a 3-gene signature that could indicate whether a particular early-stage prostate cancer is indolent. The test relies on a tissue sample, and along with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and a histology assessment, could help clinicians make...
  • Thalidomide teams-up with turmeric to kill myeloma cells

    07/02/2013 8:00:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 2 July 2013 | Sonja Hampel
    One of the curcumin–thalidomide hybridsCancer researchers in the US and China have combined the turmeric spice pigment curcumin and the drug thalidomide to create hybrid compounds that can kill multiple myeloma cells.Multiple myeloma is the second most common type of blood cancer, killing 20% of affected patients each year. The drug thalidomide, banned after causing birth defects when given during pregnancy in the 1950s, was recently rediscovered and approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Thalidomide works by disturbing the microenvironment of tumour cells in bone marrow. However, it disintegrates in the body. Curcumin, a yellow pigment from the common...
  • Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47.

    06/19/2013 9:46:50 AM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 18 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 19, 2013 | Fox news
    Flynn self-published his first book, "Term Limits," in 1997 before landing a publishing deal. "Term Limits" became a New York Times bestseller. Most of his books centered on the character Mitch Rapp, a counterterrorism operative. He averaged a book a year.
  • Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

    05/07/2013 11:16:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2013 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it. The new test, which goes on sale Wednesday, joins another one that recently came on the market. Both analyze multiple genes in a biopsy sample and give a score for aggressiveness, similar to tests used now for certain breast and colon cancers. Doctors say tests like these have the potential to curb a major problem in cancer care — overtreatment. Prostate tumors usually grow so...
  • Damon Harris, Who Sang With the Temptations, Dies at 62

    03/16/2013 10:26:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2013
    Damon Harris, who sang with the Temptations on many of their hits of the 1970s, died here on Feb. 18. He was 62. The cause was prostate cancer, said Chuck Woodson, his cousin and a family spokesman. Mr. Harris was a decade younger than anyone else in the Temptations when he joined in 1971, replacing Eddie Kendricks. He was the lead singer on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” the group’s last No. 1 single, and was also heard on “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are),” “Masterpiece” and other hits. He left in 1975.
  • Author Joe McGinniss Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (Gov. Palin's creepy author next door)

    01/24/2013 2:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Wrap's Media Alley ^ | January 24, 2013 | Greg Gilman
    Joe McGinniss, the author of "Fatal Vision," "Final Vision" and a 2011 Sarah Palin biography, announced that he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer last May. "I was diagnosed in May with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer," he wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. "There is no cure, so sooner or later it's terminal." --snip-- Most recently, McGinniss profiled Sarah Palin in "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," which portrayed the former GOP vice presidential candidate in a less than positive manner. After renting a house neighboring Palin's Alaskan home to carry out his research, he emerged with claims...
  • New treatment for prostate cancer gives 'perfect results' for nine in ten men: research

    04/16/2012 4:49:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 16, 2012 | Rebecca Smith
    A new treatment for prostate cancer can rid the disease from nine in ten men without debilitating side effects, a study has found, leading to new hope for tens of thousands of men. It is hoped the new treatment, which involves heating only the tumours with a highly focused ultrasound, will mean men can be treated without an overnight stay in hospital and avoiding the distressing side effects associated with current therapies. A study has found that focal HIFU, high-intensity focused ultrasound, provides the 'perfect' outcome of no major side effects and free of cancer 12 months after treatment, in...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe "well, on holiday": officials

    04/10/2012 4:07:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:37am EDT | (Reporting by Cris Chinaka; editing by Ed Stoddard and Pascal Fletcher)
    Zimbabwean officials on Tuesday dismissed reports that President Robert Mugabe was seriously ill in Singapore, saying he was well and on holiday there with his family, and was expected to return home this week. Two senior officials from Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, who declined to be named, said a website report about the 88-year-old leader battling for his life in a Singapore hospital, which was widely repeated by some international media, was not true. "The president is well and away on a private holiday to help his daughter prepare for post-graduate studies, but we are expecting him home this week," said...
  • Doctors call for end to five cancer tests, treatments

    04/04/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care, the nation's leading association of cancer physicians issued a list on Wednesday of five common tests and treatments that doctors should stop offering to cancer patients. The list emerged from a two-year effort, similar to a project other medical specialties are undertaking, to identify procedures that do not help patients live longer or better or that may even be harmful, yet are routinely prescribed
  • Vince Flynn interviewed on WLS AM 890

    02/07/2012 8:43:24 AM PST · by fulltlt · 16 replies
    WLS AM 890 ^ | 2/7/2012
    Author, Vince Flynn was interviewed this morning on WLS AM 890 on the Don and Roma show. He talked quite a bit about his ordeal with stage 3 metastatic prostate cancer. It was a fascinating excellent, excellent interview. You can listen to it here. wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2389505&spid=17424
  • Heart drug may be effective for managing certain cancers, study finds (nitroglycerin)

    12/14/2011 4:09:52 PM PST · by decimon · 4 replies
    Queen's University ^ | December 14, 2011
    Researchers at Queen’s University have identified a new mechanism that could potentially explain why the body’s immune system sometimes fails to eliminate cancer. The new findings shed light on the possible cause of immune resistance in cancer cells, and indicate that nitroglycerin, a relatively safe and low-cost drug used for more than a century to treat angina, may be effective for managing certain cancers. “This discovery may lead to new approaches for the treatment of patients with certain forms of cancer,” said Charles Graham, a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences who lead the Queen’s research team...
  • Draft Guidelines Recommend Against PSA Screening: USPSTF Review

    10/25/2011 10:38:07 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 11 replies
    Medscape ^ | 10/13/11 | Zosia Chustecka
    Clinical Context Few topics in the field of preventive medicine are contentious as prostate cancer screening. Widespread screening for prostate cancer has had a remarkable effect on the epidemiology of this tumor, as demonstrated in a study by Welch and Albertsen published in the October 7, 2009, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Their study found that the introduction of routine prostate cancer screening led to approximately 1.3 million more men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone. Men younger than 60 years accounted for most of this surge in cases. The authors estimated...