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Aflibercept Approved for Colorectal Cancer in Europe
Aflibercept (Zaltrap, Regeneron/Sanofi) has been approved in Europe
for use in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.
By Zosia Chustecka. In Medscape

Compound Stimulates Tumor-Fighting Protein in Cancer Therapy
A compound that stimulates the production of a tumor-fighting protein
may improve the usefulness of the protein in cancer therapy, according
to a team of researchers, including several from the Penn State
Hershey Cancer Institute and College of Medicine.
In Science Daily

Molecular Link Between Metabolism and Breast Cancer
A protein associated with conditions of metabolic imbalance, such as
diabetes and obesity, may play a role in the development of aggressive
forms of breast cancer, according to new findings by researchers at
the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes
of Health, and their colleagues. Metabolic imbalance is often caused
by elevated carbohydrate intake, which can lead to over-activating a
molecule called C-terminal binding protein (CtBP). This over-
activation, in turn, can increase the risk of breast cancer. Results
of their work appeared in Nature Communications, Feb. 5, 2013.
In Science Daily

Tiny capsule effectively kills cancer cells
Scientists create nanoscale vehicle to battle cancer without harming
healthy cells.
By Bill Kisliuk. In UC Los Angeles

Cancer in the Developing World: An Under-Prioritized Threat to Health
and Development
The rise of hundreds of millions of people out of poverty during the
past 50 years is a story of tremendous, unprecedented human progress.
A significant factor in this success has been the global community's
coordinated effort to tackle serious health and economic barriers,
like HIV, malaria, pneumonia, and lack of access to family planning.
By Karl Hofmann. In Huffington Post

Matching Tumors With The Optimal Cancer Drugs
In a new paper, researchers assess the complete landscape of a
cancer's kinome expression and determine which kinases are acting up
in a particular tumor. Since the proteins are relatively easy to
target with drugs and plenty of kinase inhibitors already exist, the
work shows that those particular kinases can be targeted with drugs
and can even lead to potentially combining multiple drugs to target
multiple kinases
In Science 2.0

Lower Risk of ER-Negative Breast Cancer Linked to Vegetable
Consuming more vegetables is associated with a lower risk of estrogen
receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer, according to a new study
published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers
from Harvard Medical School did not observe a link between the total
fruit and vegetable intake and overall risk of breast cancer or risk
of ER-positive breast cancer.
By Anna Azvolinsky. In Cancer Network

RNA promotes metastasis in lung cancer
The vast majority – approximately 80 percent – of our DNA does not
code for proteins, yet it gets transcribed into RNA. These RNA
molecules are called non-coding and fulfill multiple tasks in the
cell. Alongside a well-studied group of small RNAs, there is also a
class of so-called long non-coding RNAs consisting of more than 200
In EurekAlert (press release)

Milk Thistle Extract, Silibinin, Could Help Protect Against Skin
Cancer, Studies Show
A bright purple flower could play a role in protecting against skin
cancer, according to two new studies.
In Huffington Post

Cancer : les taux de survie s'amйliorent... si peu
Une йtude portant sur 427 000 cas en France, entre 1989 et 2007,
montre que la survie а 5 ans s'amйliore lйgиrement pour la plupart des
Par Anne Jeanblanc. Dans Le Point

Lutte contre le(s) cancer(s): les dйfis de la Mйdecine personnalisйe!
La lutte contre le cancer est une illustration parfaite du dйfi contre
la complexitй, cher а Edgar Morin. Les progrиs de la recherche ont
certes permis d'amйliorer considйrablement la prise en charge des
patients cancйreux mais ont aussi rйvйlй qu'il y avait autant de
cancers diffйrents que de personnes atteintes. Il existe de nombreux
moyens pour une cellule de devenir cancйreuse et si l'on ne connaоt
pas le cheminement exact conduisant а la tumeur, le traitement risque
d'кtre inadaptй ou peu efficace.
Par David Khayat et Frйdйric Bizard. Dans Le Huffington Post (Blog)

Peurs, prйjugйs et idйes reзues: des alliйs du cancer а combattre!
Le 4 fйvrier est la journйe mondiale contre le cancer et le thиme
choisi par l'Union internationale contre le cancer porte, cette annйe,
sur les peurs et les prйjugйs liйs au cancer.
Par Jacqueline Godet. Dans Le Huffington Post (Blog)

Un mйcanisme qui bloque la croissance des cellules cancйreuses
Un mйcanisme qui stoppe la croissance des cellules cancйreuses, comme
si il les privait d'une protйine clй indispensable а leur
reproduction, c’est ce qu’a dйcouvert cette йquipe de recherche de
l’Universitй de Pittsburgh.
Dans Santй Log

Cancer Blog – Marc Lacroix – Le Blogue du Cancer

Marc Lacroix-Corman – InTextoResearch – Baelen (02/2013)