Antibody may cure variety of human cancers

Single antibody shrinks variety of human tumors transplanted into mice, Stanford study shows – Human tumors transplanted into laboratory mice disappeared or shrank when scientists treated the animals with a single antibody. This antibody works by masking a protein flag on cancer cells that protects them from macrophages and other cells in the immune system.

Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women

New analysis indicates that risk of bladder cancer from smoking greater than previously reported – Current cigarette smokers have a higher risk of bladder cancer than previously reported, and the risk in women is now comparable to that in men, according to a study by scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

4 new risk factors for prostate cancer – deCODE genetics

deCODE Discovers Four New Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer – deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) announced that a team of its scientists and academic colleagues from Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States have published the discovery of four novel single-letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) conferring increased risk of prostate cancer.

Selenium may prevent bladder cancer

A study published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, may aid in the prevention of high-risk bladder cancer. – Bladder cancer, a high risk cancer in human beings, can be prevented by the use of a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats. This mineral is selenium.

Broccoli may ward off bladder cancer

An extract of broccoli sprouts can decrease the incidence of bladder cancer. – An international team of researchers led by AgResearch senior scientist Dr Rex Munday has discovered that an extract of broccoli sprouts can decrease the incidence of bladder cancer in an animal model by more than 50 per cent.

Occupational cancer risk in fruit and veg growers, hairdressers

New research by staff at the University’s Centre for Public Health Research show occupational cancer risk in fruit and veg growers, hairdressers and sewing machinists. – Increased risk of cancer for occupational groups including hairdressers, sewing machinists, field crop and fruit and vegetable growers, reported by New Zealand researchers. Occupational cancers account for 330 deaths in New Zealand each year, about five per cent.

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