• Qinglian Liu , Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at VCU School of Medicine and research member at Massey Cancer Center , recently found a third variation in the structure of the protein type Hsp70, which is responsible for the growth and repair of other proteins. (vcu.edu)
  • PRKC, apoptosis, WT1, regulator, also known as PAWR or Prostate apoptosis response-4 (Par-4), is a human gene coding for a tumor-suppressor protein that induces apoptosis in cancer cells, but not in normal cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The active domain of the Par-4 protein has been found to confer cancer resistance in transgenic mice without compromising normal viability or aging, and may have therapeutic significance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers have also studied which cannabinoids affect certain types of cancer cells. (naturalnews.com)
  • Its 1,000-plus researchers, clinicians and staff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by developing and delivering effective means to prevent, control and ultimately cure cancer. (vcu.edu)
  • Actor Ben Stiller's disclosure this week that he had prostate cancer, and his public plea for early screening - despite the medical evidence against it - has some health experts decrying it as the "Jolie effect. (medicalrewind.com)
  • In developing prostate cancer, XIAP is one of four IAPs overexpressed in the prostatic epithelium, indicating that a molecule that inhibits all IAPs may be necessary for effective treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the development of lung cancer NCI-H460, the overexpression of XIAP not only inhibits caspase, but also stops the activity of cytochrome c (Apoptosis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Hsp70 can cause the proteins in cancer cells to continually fold, which exacerbates cell growth. (phys.org)
  • What we show in this study is that certain somatic mutations that would cause cancer in other cell types instead cause neurodegeneration when they occur in microglia. (mskcc.org)
  • It offers the most cancer clinical trials in Virginia and serves patients at 10 locations. (vcu.edu)
  • Alzheimer) or cancer (breast cancer in particular) is considered useful because the problem could be addressed in advance with preventive behaviors. (cdc.gov)
  • Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. (medicalrewind.com)
  • Humanized mouse models are powerful tools for studying cancer, inflammatory and infectious disease, and hematopoiesis. (jax.org)