Sanford-Burnham researchers uncover how a potent compound kills prostate cancer cells

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

One major hallmark of cancer cells is their ability to survive under stressful conditions. A new study spearheaded by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute reveals how a promising anticancer compound called SMIP004 specifically kills prostate cancer cells by compromising their ability to withstand environmental stress. The study, recently published in Oncotarget, uncovers novel mechanisms of anticancer activity and could …

Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From our friends at Drugs.com MONDAY May 13, 2013 — A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study. Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was heavily used during the Vietnam War era. It was often contaminated with dioxin, a potentially cancer-causing chemical. Previous research suggests …