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New molecules discovered to tackle cancer resistance

February 27 2012

A French-Italian team headed by researchers from CNRS and Inserm (1) has recently discovered a new family of compounds that could make it possible to treat numerous cancers, particularly brain tumours and skin cancers. These substances, patented b...
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Childhood cancer - Factors of genetic susceptibility in Ewing sarcoma discovered

February 12 2012

Ewing sarcoma is a rare paediatric bone cancer. However, this condition occurs more frequently in populations of European ancestry. Olivier Delattre (1) and his team, David Cox (2) and Gilles Thomas (3) have sought to understand why. The response...
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Three is the magic number: a chain reaction required to prevent tumour formation

January 20 2012

Protein p53 is known for controlling the life and death of a cell and has a key role in cancer research. P53 is known to be inactive in 50% of cancer patients. If researchers succeed in re-establishing the presence of p53 in patients, they may hol...
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Cell autophagy: a key to the success of chemotherapy via a specific immune response

December 20 2011

Contrary to what is believed, chemotherapy alone does not destroy a tumor. In addition to its direct effects of cytotoxicity to cancerous cells, it stimulates the patient’s immune response to the tumor. Guido Kroemer, professor and hospital consul...
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Discovery of a gene that predisposes to both melanoma and renal carcinoma

October 20 2011

Carried out by Inserm and the Institut de cancérologie Gustave Roussy (IGR) in Villejuif and coordinated by Dr Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets, Head of IGR Genetics Department, a study has identified a germline mutation that is responsible for a co...
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