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:8/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Finnleo is pleased to announce another in ... months of extensive engineering and design of our newest sauna model, the Terrace combines ... is offered at a very attractive price-point. , Before outdoor saunas were a ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... professor Luciana Lagana (aka Dr. Luciana) received a total of three Silver ... Best Documentary, and Best (Dis)ability Film. Dr. Luciana co-wrote and co-produced this pilot ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s ... presence in Tennessee with the opening of a new urgent care facility at ... sixteenth in Tennessee, and 148th in the U.S. overall. , “We’re excited to ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... that they’ll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year ... , The association did not hold in later years, indicating that young adulthood is ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... With baseball season in full swing, many fans are ... the sports world. Fans desire nothing more than to see their favorite team take ... especially those who are too young to really understand what all the fuss is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Say “Hello” to the Brand New Finnleo Terrace Outdoor Saunas 2Health News:Actor/Writer/Director/Psychology Professor Luciana Lagana Receives Three Wins at the 2015 Global Independent Film Awards for the TV Pilot Dr. Luciana on Aging and Falling 2Health News:State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Facility Opening in Knoxville 2Health News:Watching More TV as a Young Adult Predicts Obesity 2Health News:Watching More TV as a Young Adult Predicts Obesity 3Health News:New Children's Baseball Series Offers Young Fans a Way to Celebrate the World Series 2
... Feb. 12 With the recent announcement by,the United ... ongoing,safety review of Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A), ... the brows. Botox(R),Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for ... the brows in people 18 to 65 years,of age. ...
... Iomai Corporation,(Nasdaq: IOMI ) today announced the ... dose of the two-dose regimen for its novel, patch-based,travelers, ... subjects outside of a clinical setting., The 160-subject ... the,vaccine, measured the immune response to the vaccine patch, ...
... AMN Healthcare Services,Inc. (NYSE: AHS ), ... Hala Moddelmog, President and Chief Executive Officer,of Susan ... company,s Board of,Directors., "Hala brings valuable experience ... in the global breast cancer movement and,previously, as ...
... Association Join Forces to,Educate, African-Americans on Managing ... Feb. 12 A recent survey,commissioned by the ... among African-Americans, two out of three (61,percent) expressed ... of,five (40 percent) expressed concern about developing Alzheimer,s. ...
... conduct ePrescribing Pilot Study, FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. ... physicians, Medicare payments to their use,of ePrescribing technology, Medco ... launch of a national initiative to assist physicians of,Medicare ... prescriptions. The pilot program will also be used to ...
... HEALTHeCAREERS Network, http://www.healthecareers.com, the leading ... future employees, announced today the expansion ... through the acquisition of,RegionalHelpWanted.com by its ... RegionalHelpWanted.com,s network of over 350 geographically,focused ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Botox Cosmetic Alternatives Are Available: Surgical Procedures Offer Solution for Wrinkles 2Health News:Iomai Study Shows Self-Applied Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Patch Comparable to Clinician-Applied Vaccine Patch 2Health News:Iomai Study Shows Self-Applied Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Patch Comparable to Clinician-Applied Vaccine Patch 3Health News:Iomai Study Shows Self-Applied Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Patch Comparable to Clinician-Applied Vaccine Patch 4Health News:AMN Healthcare Appoints Hala Moddelmog to Its Board of Directors 2Health News:AMN Healthcare Appoints Hala Moddelmog to Its Board of Directors 3Health News:New Survey Shows African-Americans Are Concerned With Heart Health but Unaware of Link to Brain Health 2Health News:New Survey Shows African-Americans Are Concerned With Heart Health but Unaware of Link to Brain Health 3Health News:New Survey Shows African-Americans Are Concerned With Heart Health but Unaware of Link to Brain Health 4Health News:Medco Launches Medicare Part D Initiative to Promote ePrescribing 2Health News:Medco Launches Medicare Part D Initiative to Promote ePrescribing 3Health News:Medco Launches Medicare Part D Initiative to Promote ePrescribing 4Health News:HEALTHeCAREERS Network Strengthens Local Market Candidate Reach Through RegionalHelpWanted.com Acquisition 2Health News:HEALTHeCAREERS Network Strengthens Local Market Candidate Reach Through RegionalHelpWanted.com Acquisition 3
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  Soligenix, ... late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet ... and biodefense, announced today it has completed enrollment ... Data Review Committee (DRC) earlier this year, into ... is a first-in-class innate defense regulator (IDR) and ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... STAMFORD, Conn. , Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Ltd., and Purdue Pharma L.P. announced today that they ... development and commercialization of Eisai,s clinical candidate lemborexant (development ... III clinical development for the treatment of insomnia. ... and Purdue Pharma will share the costs of lemborexant ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Prescription Pain Drugs - Including Opioid, Anticonvulsant, ... Markets, Competitors and Opportunities: 2015 - 2020 Analysis ... Pain is defined as an unpleasant ... potential tissue damage. At some point, everyone experiences ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 2Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 3Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 4Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 5Soligenix Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment into its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of SGX942 for the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients 6Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 2Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 3Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 4Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 5Prescription Pain Drugs Including Opioid, Anticonvulsant, Injectable/ Inhaled, Topical/ Transdermal, Medical Marijuana - 2015-2020 Analysis and Forecasts 2Prescription Pain Drugs Including Opioid, Anticonvulsant, Injectable/ Inhaled, Topical/ Transdermal, Medical Marijuana - 2015-2020 Analysis and Forecasts 3
Inquire...
... Small Bone Power System combines precision ... under the most exacting conditions. The ... small bone osteotomies and oral/maxillofacial procedures ... Length Available), Oscillating Saw (Extended Length ...
... System is a specialized electric system ... designed for use in Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, ... System consists of a specialized electric ... designed to provide precision and control ...
... The Brasseler USA™ Battery ... quickly and efficiently determine ... STR-2000, STR-3000 Extended Run, ... Driver™, Battery Packs contain ...
Medicine Products: