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A new approach to targeting cancer cells

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By: Iqbal Pittalwala From: ucr.edu A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer drugs. A cancer target is often a rogue protein that signals cancer cells to proliferate uncontrollably and invade organs. Modern cancer drugs have emerged that work by striking …

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Breast cancer study by UCR medical student could help patients live longer

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By: Iqbal Pittalwala From: ucr.edu A student at the University of California, Riverside, presented research results at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, in Atlanta showing that surgery is associated with higher survival rates for patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer compared with those who did not undergo surgery. The protein HER2, or …

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Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer

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By: Tess Eyrich From: ucr.edu Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer Overall, breast cancer rates in the United States have stabilized since the 2000s. But according to the results of a new study led by a researcher from the University of California, Riverside, a subset of women living in the U.S. may be at …

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Researchers find potent chemical agents that can thwart cancer metastasis

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Source: University of California – Riverside From: phys.org Recently, a research team led by Maurizio Pellecchia at the University of California, Riverside, discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. The team was successful in getting the drug to piggyback on 123B9, an agent they …

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Cancer Patients’ Conversation Topics Reflect Well-Being, Study Finds

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By: J.D. Warren From: ucrtoday.ucr.edu Substantive dialogue may help, but emotional exchanges likely don’t The psychological impacts of cancer can be devastating. That’s the finding of past research. We also know from research that talking about cancer helps cancer patients cope. But what about when cancer patients and their partners talk about something other than cancer?  UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins found no one has …

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Researchers Use a Molecular Trojan Horse to Deliver Chemotherapeutic Drug to Cancer Cells

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By: Iqbal Pittalwala From: ucrtoday.ucr.edu A research team at the University of California, Riverside has discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. Until now, paclitaxel has only been used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. The team was successful in getting the drug to …