New Small Molecule Inhibitor Could Be a Safe and First-Line Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Previous research has shown that a family of genes, proteins and enzymes called the uPA system (for urokinase plasminogen activator) plays an active role in different facets of cancer’s biology, including tumor cell invasion, the spread of metastases, and the growth of a primary tumor.

Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cell Could Be ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of Cancer

Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a subpopulation of cells that display cancer stem cell properties and resistance to chemotherapy, and participate in tumor progression. This breakthrough could lead to the development of new tests for early cancer diagnosis, prognostic tests, and innovative therapeutic strategies, as reported in Cancer Cell. Resistance to chemotherapy … More Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cell Could Be ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of Cancer

Eating Cruciferous Vegetables May Improve Breast Cancer Survival

A study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigators reveals that breast cancer survivors who eat more cruciferous vegetables may have improved survival. The study of women in China was presented by postdoctoral fellow Sarah J. Nechuta, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in … More Eating Cruciferous Vegetables May Improve Breast Cancer Survival

Activating Genes That Suppress Tumors and Inhibit Cancer

ScienceDaily (May 21, 2012) — A team of scientists has developed a promising new strategy for “reactivating” genes that cause cancer tumors to shrink and die. The researchers hope that their discovery will aid in the development of an innovative anti-cancer drug that effectively targets unhealthy, cancerous tissue without damaging healthy, non-cancerous tissue and vital organs.

Screening for Breast Cancer Without X-Rays: Lasers and Sound Merge in Promising Diagnostic Technique

ScienceDaily (May 7, 2012) — X-ray mammography is an important diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, but it has certain drawbacks that limit its effectiveness. For example, it can give in false positive and negative results; it also exposes women to low doses of ionizing radiation, which — while accepted as safe — still … More Screening for Breast Cancer Without X-Rays: Lasers and Sound Merge in Promising Diagnostic Technique

Petai, Bau Tapi Bermanfaat

Petai atau yang lebih dikenal dengan pete, adalah sayuran yang banyak dikonsumsi masyarakat kita, Indonesia. Terutama di pedesaan. Di desa, sayuran ini dimakan sebagai lalapan. Namun entah kenapa saya tidak suka sayuran hijau ini. Mungkin karena baunya ngga ketulungan. Apalagi kalo habis buang air besar. Waduh baunya menyengat sekali. Bisa-bisa pingsan yang menciumnya. Ternyata dibalik … More Petai, Bau Tapi Bermanfaat

Berobat ke Penang – Malaysia

Penyakit memang banyak jenisnya. Ada yang bisa disembuhkan. Dan ada yang tidak. Ini menurut beberapa dokter. Ngeri juga mendengarnya. Akan tetapi sebagai umat muslim, kita tidak boleh patah semangat. Kita harus berusaha sampai penyakit kita sembuh. Agak susah memang untuk sabar di dalam memikirkan penyakit yang terus melanda tubuh kita. Apalagi ketika semua dokter sudah … More Berobat ke Penang – Malaysia