One of the first clues pathologists look for in tissue from a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient is the estrogen receptor, a nuclear protein that converts hormonal messages in the bloodstream into instructions for the cell about how to behave. They also look for the presence of progesterone receptors, primarily to confirm that the estrogen receptor is active. read more
The seminal funk keyboardist passed away on Friday following a battle with lung cancer
A team of researchers led by Dr. Friederike J. Gruhl and Professor Andrew C. B. Cato at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are developing a three-dimensional model for prostate cancer research based on cryogels. The model will be used to reproduce natural processes and above all to examine the development and the progression of tumors. Show More Summary
Bernie Worrell has died after a battle with stage-four lung cancer, the Associated Press reported on Friday, Jun. 24. He was 72. Worrell's wife, Judie Worrell, confirmed that the keyboardist died at his home in Everson, Washington, to the AP. Show More Summary
Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 72. "Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit," Worrell's wife Judie wrote on Facebook Friday. "Rest in peace, my love -- you definitely made the world a better...
Keyboardist Bernie Worrell, one of the founding members of Parliament/Funkadelic and a longtime collaborator with the Talking Heads, died today following a battle with cancer, his wife announced on his Facebook page. In January, Worrell revealed that he was diagnosed with lung, liver, and prostate cancer. Show More Summary
Drug treatments for breast cancer patients might soon be designed based on the unique genetic autograph of their tumor. read more
Bernie Worrell, the virtuoso keyboardist who helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic sound, died today after a battle with lung cancer. His family broke the news this afternoon on his Facebook page. He was 72. Worrell, a child piano prodigy, grew up in New Jersey and went on to study at Juilliard in New York. While at […]
The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.
Legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell has passed away at the age of 72 on Friday afternoon. Worrell had been fighting stage four lung cancer as of late, and things seemed to have taken a turn for the worse last week when his wife Judie...Show More Summary
Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C. at the White House. Cheryl Willman, MD, Director and CEO of The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, will attend. At the same time, the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a local Cancer Moonshot Summit.
Bluegrass music pioneer and banjoist, Ralph Stanley died Thursday night at the age of 89. Stanley died at his home in Sandy Ridge, VA, where he was born and raised with seven other older step-siblings. He was battling with skin cancer when he passed away and was confirmed by his grandson, Nathan Stanley, who wrote... Show More Summary
Making the tough choice on cancer treatment A new diagnosis of cancer is incredibly stressful, and this stress can make it even more difficult to make treatment decisions. Chemotherapy nausea and vomiting: Prevention is best defense Discover what you and your doctor can do to help avoid nausea and vomiting when you're undergoing chemotherapy. Neuroendocrine […]
Bacteria that have the potential to abet breast cancer are present in the breasts of cancer patients, while beneficial bacteria are more abundant in healthy breasts, where they may actually be protecting women from cancer, according a study. These findings may lead ultimately to the use of probiotics to protect women against breast cancer.
Although the estrogen receptor is considered dominant in breast cancer, the progesterone receptor assumes control when both receptors are present and exposed to estrogens and progestins. Then, the progesterone receptor drives estrogen receptor activity. Treating tumor-bearing mice with an estrogen antagonist and a progestin antagonist caused rapid tumor regression.
There is a war being waged. It is being called a war on cancer, but it may be a slight misnomer, because cancer is not one disease; it is a formidable army of many diseases. The war, using multiple different approaches, is making much progress on what does turn out to be many different cancers. Show More Summary
Scientists have discovered why acute leukemias with the same genetic abnormality vary in their aggressiveness based on their cellular origin. They found that the cancer inducing alteration is particularly devastating if it occurs in early hematopoietic stem cells expressing certain genes involved in cell migration and tissue invasion. Show More Summary
Planned Parenthood has joined forces with the pro-abortion group Emily’s List to attack U.S. Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania. The two groups created ads targeting the pro-life Pennsylvania Senator on his voting record regarding what they call “women’s healthcare” – a code phrase for abortion. The Hill reported on the incident: “The ad buy from […]
New cancer treatments could be in the cards, after researchers uncover a new mechanism by which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body and survive.
A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, has made a breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer cells are able to spread around the body and form deadly new tumors. The team found that twoShow More Summary