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January 20, 1985
Doctors have found new tumors on the lungs and the back of a 14-year-old cancer patient whose preacher-father fought court-ordered chemotherapy on religious grounds, a hospital spokeswoman says. The tumors were discovered when Pamela Hamilton underwent tests last week at East Tennessee Children's Hospital here to check her progress, hospital spokeswoman Pat Kelly said Friday.
January 14, 1999
Adding calcium to the diet can keep you from getting tumors in your large intestine. The effect is moderate but significant, Dr. J.A. Baron of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., writes in today's New England Journal of Medicine. The study looked at 832 people who underwent surgery for colorectal adenomas--benign tumors--at six hospitals around the country. About half got calcium supplements and half got placebos.
May 7, 2001
Serious infections can retard or even halt the growth of tumors by blocking the growth of blood vessels necessary for nourishing the cancers, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The findings, reported in the May 15 Journal of Immunology, suggest that infected animals might be a new source of angiogenesis inhibitors, the team said.
February 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cancer researchers say they've discovered a key tumor-control gene which, when abnormal, leads to several types of cancer. The gene, named FHIT, is involved in a number of airway and digestive tract tumors and is thought to work normally as the vital shield which blocks the growth of many deadly tumors, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia found.
December 30, 1994 | From Times wire services
Scientists Thursday reported progress in cutting off blood supply to a wide variety of tumors in laboratory animals, a finding that could lead to new ways of making human cancers shrink and disappear. "We don't want to oversell this--we're not saying we have the magic bullet, there's a lot more research to be done. But so far, we have green lights," said Dr. David A. Cheresh, one of the lead scientists on the project at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla.
July 18, 2012 | By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times
Most patients diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer will live just as long if they simply watch their cancers rather than have them surgically removed, according to the results of a landmark clinical trial that could upend the medical approach to a disease that affects 1 in 6 men. The study, which focused on cancers still confined to the prostate, should reassure patients who want to avoid distressing side effects of surgery - such as urinary incontinence...
June 8, 1988 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
A new technique can predict the likelihood that tumors of the breast and colon will spread throughout the body, a Canadian researcher reported here Tuesday. If the technique shows that a tumor will not spread, then debilitating radiation and drug therapy may be safely avoided after the tumor has been surgically removed, chemist Ian C. P. Smith of the National Research Council in Ottawa said at the Third Chemical Congress of North America.
August 9, 1997 | From Reuters
Researchers have found a second gene for tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic condition that causes tumors all over the body. About 1 of every 6,000 babies is born with the condition, which can lead to epilepsy, learning difficulties, autism and kidney and skin disease. Reporting Friday in the journal Science, a team of European and U.S. researchers said the discovery of the second gene could lead to a test for the disorder.
October 19, 1996 | From Associated Press
A mutated version of an ordinary cold virus turns into a cancer killer when injected into tumors, according to research with laboratory mice. The therapy is now being used experimentally in human patients. In a study published Friday in the journal Science, researchers report that a genetically engineered version of adenovirus, one of a number of viruses that cause the common cold, is able to attack and destroy human cancer cells that lack a gene called P53.
May 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Massachusetts researchers have shown that a genetically engineered virus can kill human brain tumor cells grown in test tubes and in mice. The findings open the door to a new approach to cancer therapy. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School reported in Science magazine that they used a herpes virus from which they removed the gene for a protein that is required for the virus to replicate and infect cells.
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