Navigation Links
Kidney cancer reveals its weak link
Date:2/18/2014

A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment.

Cancer is a result of mutations in the genes of healthy cells. The transition to cancer cells involves a fundamental transformation of their metabolism, the way that they use nourishment and energy. The uninhibited growth of cancer cells is based on their particular metabolism.

The Chalmers researchers have explored the metabolism associated with ten types of cancer cells. When analyzing regulation of metabolism by healthy cells after having become malignant, the researchers made an unexpected discovery.

"One type of cancer stood out from all the rest," says Professor Jens Nielsen, who headed up the team. "Cells affected by kidney cancer reprogram their metabolism in a very special way, which is the weak link in the disease. What fascinated us most was that we can potentially measure this vulnerability by taking a simple blood sample."

In order to look more closely at possible methods of using metabolism to diagnose renal cell carcinoma the most common type of kidney cancer the Chalmers team has begun collaborating with researchers at a hospital in Padua, Italy.

"To determine whether our predictions are valid," Professor Nielsen says, "the hospital will conduct a clinical trial to analyze blood samples and urine specimens from kidney cancer patients. We anticipate that a simple method of deciding whether someone has kidney cancer will be available within a few years."

Early detection of kidney cancer significantly improves its prognosis. Surgery to prevent the malignancy from metastasizing can still be successful at that point. The study also suggests that a feasible long-
'/>"/>

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
2. Specific inhibition of autophagy may represent a new concept for treatment of kidney cancer
3. Kidney cancer patients do better when whole kidney is not removed, U-M study shows
4. Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
5. Kidney Cancer Patients Fare Better With Tumor Removal Only
6. Donor Kidney Re-Used in Second Patient After Failing in First
7. Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
8. Surprising results for use of dialysis for kidney failure in developing world
9. Everyday fish oil capsule may provide kidney-related benefits
10. First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study
11. Women fare better than men, but need more blood after kidney cancer surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kidney cancer reveals its weak link
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 The city of San ... is moving forward with a plan to recycle wastewater ... host Sharon Kleyne supports the San Diego plan as ... (TWM). According to Kleyne, by recycling water that San ... water could be greatly reduced. (Spagat, E, “San Diego ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 With Thousand Oaks cosmetic dental ... prosthodontists at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Woodland Hills ... be daunting for some. , That is why they offer ... offer. , “No dentist wants cost to come between a ... said Dr. Mamaly Reshad, partner in the Anacapa Dental Art ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014 ISI Telemanagement Solutions, ... has been award the 2014 Lync Pioneer ... award comes as a great honor to ISI, ... Lync ecosystem. Specifically, ISI offers an integrated collaboration ... Lync communication, including voice, video, Lync IM, and ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 Bunion ... offering lower prices in an early celebration of the ... Booties are being offered at the promotional price of ... pricing is in addition to any automatic discounts applied ... Bunion Bootie website for complete details. It’s ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Sonoran Vein and Endovascular nurse, Jennifer E. Hill, ... from The American Association of Nurse Practitioners ... nurse practitioners. The Distinguished Preceptorship Award recognizes the ... significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and acceptance ... (AANP) is the largest full-service national professional membership ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global fresh water advocate supports San Diego wastewater recycling plan 2Health News:Global fresh water advocate supports San Diego wastewater recycling plan 3Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 2Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 3Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 4Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Doctors Offers 6 Tips on How to Pay for Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry 5Health News:ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. has been Awarded the 2014 Microsoft Lync Pioneer Award 2Health News:Bunion Bootie Temporarily Lowering Prices for Holiday Shopping, Starting Today! 2Health News:Sonoran Nurse Receives Distinguished Preceptorship Award from The American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2
... , Gross margin increases by 540 percent , ... Sinobiopharma, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNBP)("Sinobiopharma", or the "Company") is pleased to ... 30, 2008 for Sinobiopharma,s operating subsidiary, Dong Ying (Jiangsu) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ... include: , , , ...
... Inc. (NYSE:, WLP ) today announced the appointment ... Application Development. In this role, he will be responsible ... , "A.J. adds ... years of technical and leadership experience in health care, ...
... cites misperceptions regarding need for vaccination and a lack of time ... ... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 10, 2008 -- A new ... (29.6 percent) have been vaccinated against the flu this season. The ...
... Calif., Dec. 10 As part of the ... examination of the commonly,prescribed asthma drugs Advair, Symbicort, ... Pulmonary Medicine, St. Francis Hospital, and Dr.,James Wolfe, ... are available to discuss exhaled nitric oxide monitoring ...
... Computational Neuroscience at UC San Diego will create a ... subjects engaged in normal activity in ordinary room environments. ... year, $3.4 million research grant from the U.S. Navy ... brain and body imaging modality MoBI ("Mobile Brain/Body Imaging") ...
... In an unprecedented effort to,address the health ... has,developed numerous tools, services, and programs now available ... BCBSF,s goal is to,provide the resources necessary to ... and the value of insurance in a culture-specific ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sinobiopharma Reports Highlights of Third Quarter Results for Its Operating Subsidiary, Dong Ying China 2Health News:WellPoint Announces Appointment of Andrew J. Lang as Senior Vice President of Application Development 2Health News:Mid-Season Flu Immunization Rates are Too Low 2Health News:Mid-Season Flu Immunization Rates are Too Low 3Health News:Mid-Season Flu Immunization Rates are Too Low 4Health News:Mid-Season Flu Immunization Rates are Too Low 5Health News:Experts Highlight New Tool as a Timely Addition to Asthma Treatment 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Champions Health Care Education and Access for Florida's Hispanic Community 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014 Reinforcing its commitment ... (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today ... Administration (FDA) for its IQon Spectral CT , ... first-of-its kind technology adds a new dimension to Computed ... ability to characterize structures based on their material content ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014  Array ... today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, ... the following upcoming conferences.  The public is ... webcasts on the Array BioPharma website:  ... 3, 2014Time:1:30 p.m.  Eastern Time Location: Palace ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014 Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. ... Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York ... a.m. PDT . Dr. Helen Torley , President ... The presentation will be webcast through the "Investors" section ... recording will be made available for 90 days following the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 3Halozyme Therapeutics To Present At The Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: