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Successfully Treating Genetically Determined Autoimmune Enteritis


Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation. This report comes from researchers at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel. Their results raise new ...


Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color


New research links specific inherited genetic differences (alterations) to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. Roughly 2,500 people are diagnosed with uveal melanoma in the United States annually. Previous ...


Natural killer cells have a memory


Researchers at the University of Bonn and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich have decoded a new mechanism of how the immune system can specifically attack pigmented cells of the skin. It was previously believed that natural killer cells did not have an immunological memory for the ...


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Cholesterol-lowering drug kills melanoma cells - If messenger substance is present


Special cholesterol-lowering drugs can hamper the growth of metastasising melanoma cells if the cellular messenger substance Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is present. This link was observed in a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. In laboratory tests, statins (cholesterol-lowering ...


Two-drug immunotherapy deemed safe for lung cancer patients


Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents approximately 14 percent of all types of lung cancer. Many patients with SCLC respond to initial chemotherapy; however, they eventually relapse and develop progressive disease that has no effective treatment options. A new Moffitt Cancer Center study being ...


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Skin cancer teams up with Sonic the Hedgehog


Basal cell carcinoma (also known as basalioma or basal cell cancer -- BCC) is the most common, and the 5th expensive cancer type to cure, making about 90% of malignant skin tumors. Among risk factors there are genetic malfunctions, appearance of freckles, x-rays and radiation, burns or use of ...


Mutation of BAP1 gene passed down over centuries


University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers discovered members of four families, apparently unrelated and living in different states across the US, shared the identical mutation of a gene called BAP1 that causes mesothelioma, melanoma, renal carcinoma and other cancers. This raised two ...


Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment


Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer - and shown that the system may have particular value with cancers like this that often spread through the lymphatic system. The new technology takes ...


New class of inhibitory compounds developed to aid melanoma treatments


A University of California, Irvine pharmacology researcher has helped create a class of inhibitory compounds that can strongly enhance the effect of anti-tumor drugs for melanoma. In doing so, Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences at UCI, and scientists at the ...


TAK-733 shows challenge of using a promising drug in the human body


A University of Colorado Cancer Center study reports "robust antitumor activity" of the drug TAK-733 in cells and mouse models of colorectal cancer. In all, 42 of 54 tested cell lines were sensitive to the drug, as were 15 of 20 tumors grown on mice from patient samples. Nine of these ...


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