Cancer cells


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cells once believed to be peculiar to cancers, but now know to be epithelial cells differing in no respect from those found elsewhere in the body, and distinguished only by peculiarity of location and grouping.

See also: Cancer

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It is an integral membrane protein that is abundantly and preferentially expressed on the surface of prostate cancer cells," said Warren D.
Cancer cells that have traveled to new locations in the body and grown there cause most cancer pain and cancer-related deaths.
The growth of prostate cancer cells can be halted by combining a form of vitamin D, available only by prescription, with low doses of an over-the-counter painkiller, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found.
Indeed, the scientists found that restoring RASSF1A function to implanted human cancer cells prevented them from developing into tumors in mice.
It matches the performance of FBS for cancer cells grown in suspension and eliminates some of the challenges associated with FBS, such as lot-to-lot variability, validating, sourcing and multiple-lot storing.
The strategy is to introduce to a tumor site a gene encoding a toxin that can kill cancer cells.
Nasdaq: ARQL) today announced that the direct activation of the human checkpoint kinase 2 (Chk2) caused the death of cancer cells and inhibited their growth and proliferation, as demonstrated in a study published in Cancer Research ("Dual Induction of Apoptosis and Senescence in Cancer Cells by Chk2 Activation: Checkpoint Activation as a Strategy Against Cancer," July 15, 2005).
ISLAMABAD -- A new research has explained how studying the diversity of cancer cells could help turn off mutations in cancer cells and strip their adaptability to drugs.
A single tumor-suppressing gene is a key to understanding--and perhaps killing--dormant ovarian cancer cells that hide out after initial treatment, only to reawaken years later, report researchers at the University of Texas M.
Shirly Sieh, a PhD student at IHBI, is studying the way cancer cells escape from the prostate through the bloodstream to form tumour colonies, most often in the spine and long bones.
Traditional cancer therapies are nonspecific, designed to kill the cancer cells -- and everything else in its path.
Erlotinib (Tarceva) attacks cells by blocking a receptor protein that's abundant on the surface of some cancer cells (SN: 8/27/05, p.