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Why is arsenic so effective in the treatment of a leukaemia?

July 13 2010

It may seem paradoxical to treat patients using a violent poison. However, arsenic was already being used in ancient Greece to treat coughs, leprosy and even syphilis. Now, the team led by Hugues de Thé (Inserm, CNRS and University of Paris Didero...
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Chlordecone exposure and risk of prostate cancer

June 22 2010

In an article to be published on 21 June 2010 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers from Inserm (Inserm unit 625 - Research Group on Human and Mammalian Reproduction, University of Rennes 1), the CHU (University Hospital Centre) in Poin...
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Protein p53: good timing to avoid cancer

April 12 2010

The protein p53 plays a role in transcription which regulates important cellular functions. When a cell is damaged, depending on the nature of the injury, p53 is activated, either to control the cell’s growth or to induce cell suicide. For several...
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Starting Menopausal Hormonal Therapy Early does not Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

September 16 2009

Starting menopause hormone therapy shortly after menopause rather than several years later does not reduce the risk of breast cancer. This is the conclusion of the study carried out by the "Nutrition, hormones et santé de la femme" (Nutr...
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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and prenatal diagnosis for inherited predisposition to cancer: acceptability from the physicians’ point of view

September 01 2009

The practices and access to Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Prenatal Diagnosis (PD) for inherited predisposition to cancer are heterogeneous in industrialised countries. In France their authorisation depends on the Multidisciplinary Pr...
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