View Post

MD Anderson-led study explores role of HIF-1 in triple-negative breast cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: news-medical.net In cancer, cell signaling pathways are the critical chain of events that can either quash or quicken disease progression. A multi-institutional international study led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has revealed new information about how molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) interact with HIF-1, a signaling pathway that is overexpressed in many …

View Post

Studies Show Cannabinoids May Help Fight Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Justin Kander From: medicaljane.com Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is particularly challenging. Most breast cancers are largely driven by hormone epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors, and/or progesterone receptors. Since TNBC cells do not express these receptors, there are less ways to fight them. Thankfully, at least some cell lines express cannabinoid receptors, making cannabinoids one of the only potential targeted …

Triple negative breast cancer’s progression and relapse pinned to a gene

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Scientists from Houston Methodist and Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a gene previously unassociated with breast cancer plays a pivotal role in the growth and progression of the triple negative form of the disease, a particularly deadly strain that often has few treatment options. Their research, published in the April 3 Nature (online today), suggests that targeting the …

Researchers study new ways of treating breast cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: authintmail.com Scientists have found that an engineered virus can fight triple negative breast cancer  one of the most aggressive and least treatable forms of the disease. In laboratory experiments involving human cancer cells, scientists used a virus similar to the one that helped eradicate smallpox to coax cancer cells to produce a protein which makes them susceptible to radioactive …