American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2006

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Pair of MicroRNA Molecules Controls Major Oncogene in Most Common Leukemia

December 15, 2006

Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered that two microRNA (miRNA) molecules help control the oncogene responsible for a dangerous form...

Researchers Find Two Biomarkers with Potential to Predict Breast Cancer Spread

December 15, 2006

Expression of two different proteins taken from primary tumor biopsies is highly associated with spread of breast cancer to nearby lymph nodes,...

Smokers Who Cut Back on Cigarettes May Negate Benefit through "Compensatory Smoking"

December 11, 2006

Heavy smokers who have reduced their number of daily cigarettes still experience significantly greater exposure to toxins per cigarette than light...

Exercise Can Reduce a Smoker’s Lung Cancer Risk, but Quitting Smoking Is Still Most Important

December 11, 2006

n a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active....

Successful Lung Cancer Surgery Not Enough to Break Nicotine Dependence in Many Smokers

December 11, 2006

A new study has found that close to half of 154 smokers who had surgery to remove early stage lung cancer picked up a cigarette again within 12...

RSS Feeds Now Available for AACR Journals

November 29, 2006

RSS Feeds Now Available for AACR Journals The tables of contents and abstracts of AACR journals are now available in RSS format. Subscribe to...

NCI Scientists Launch Spotlight on Molecular Profiling

November 20, 2006

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and their colleagues today introduced a new...

High HPV Concentrations Combined with Cigarette Smoking Significantly Raise Risks of Later Cervical Cancer

November 17, 2006

Cigarette smoking and concurrent infection with high levels of the virus associated with cervical cancer can increase cancer risk by as much as 27...

New Vaccine Stimulates Colorectal Cancer Patient’s Immune Systems to Fight Cancerous Cells

November 15, 2006

British researchers have developed a vaccine that stimulates colorectal cancer patients' immune systems to fight cancerous cells. In a clinical trial...

Exercise, Aspirin Consumption, and Childbirth May Alter Cancer Risk

November 14, 2006

Personal choices, such as smoking and consumption of fatty foods, have long been linked to increased cancer risk. During recent years, scientists...

Diet Can Provide Protection against Development of Certain Cancers, New Studies Show

November 14, 2006

With cancer, researchers don't believe "you are what you eat" -- that disease is always a direct result of what is, or what isn't, on your...

Plant-Derived Molecules, Genetic Manipulation Point to Future Chemoprevention Methods

November 13, 2006

Scientists are using genetic studies and natural chemicals, such as plant-derived triterpenoids, to further our knowledge on how genetic and early...

How Diet, Obesity and Even Gum Disease May Affect Immune System and Cancer

November 13, 2006

The immune system is fickle, and easily influenced by more than just viruses and bacteria. It can be swayed by the seemingly unexpected, such as by...

Genes Offer Researchers a “Crystal Ball” to Help Them Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Cancer

November 12, 2006

The science of cancer prevention has advanced to the point where researchers now say they can detect "cancer genes" in the breath of...

What Does the Public Really Know about HPV?

November 12, 2006

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States, and certain "high risk" types have...

Novel Vaccine Shows Promise against Early Stage Breast Cancer

November 12, 2006

A diagnosis of breast cancer has taken on a new meaning in the past 10 years, as research has produced a host of new therapies and detection...

First report that apoptotic and anti-angiogenic therapies work better together than alone

November 10, 2006

American researchers have found that giving a combination of imantanib (Glivec) and a drug that induces cell death (apoptosis) was better at...

Scientists design a PSA-activated protoxin that kills prostate cancer: phase I clinical trial is underway

November 10, 2006

Scientists have found a way of using a protein made by prostate cancer to target and kill the cancer cells themselves. In preliminary studies the new...

Scientists harness diptheria toxin and interleukin 2 to help the immune system attack melanoma in humans: phase II trial continues

November 9, 2006

Researchers investigating ways of prompting the immune system to recognise and kill tumour cells have found that a drug containing parts of the...

Systemic treatment before surgery for kidney cancer prolongs patients’ survival

November 9, 2006

Prague, Czech Republic: Preliminary results from a phase II clinical trial have provided the first evidence that treating people with kidney cancer...

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