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The business of mice, mighty and otherwise

...example, is especially useful for immunological studies. Another strain, C3H, is known for its susceptibility to breast tumors. For much of the 20th century new strains of lab mice were created either by selective breeding or by chance. If...

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Pot linked to bladder cancer

...researcher who studies the receptors in the brain affected by that marijuanalike compound. In one study, THC increased breast tumor growth by dampening the immune response; in another, it killed cancerous cells from the immune system, she said...

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Cancer; now what?

...have spread from parts of the body far away from the primary or original tumor.Lumpectomy: Surgery to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of the surrounding normal tissue.Lymph Nodes: Small, bean-shaped collections of immune system...

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Not all cancer cells can spread, researchers say

...with the unique two-marker surface pattern were isolated from the original human tumor. When these cells produced a breast tumor in a mouse they isolated 200 cells from it with those markers. These cells were then injected into another mouse to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/26/tec_376903.shtml
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Mutations researched in fight against cancer

...Ressie Mae Harn, 73. But in addition to those tumors, nearly all of her daughters have been struck by benign fibrous breast tumors. Ms. Smith, 54, developed breast cancer 20 years ago and mentions without an ounce of self-pity that in December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/05/met_286156.shtml
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Bone marrow may help doctors gauge survival chances in breast cancer

...suspected breast or gynecological cancer at the same time as surgery to remove a tumor. Of 552 women who had malignant breast tumors, 36 percent had cancer cells in their marrow, compared with 1 percent of those with benign tumors. Among the 199...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/24/tec_284387.shtml
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Study: Chemotherapy plus tamoxifen improves breast cancer survival

...other drugs, plus cyclophosphamide. Tamoxifen is a drug that counters the effect of estrogen, a hormone linked to breast tumors. Disease-free survival after five years was 85 percent for the women receiving only tamoxifen, while the rate was...

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Health News Capsules

...Cell, a research team led by Stanley Cohen reported that a gene called "TSG101" is abnormal in about half of the breast tumors tested. While much attention has focused lately on inherited genes that can contribute to breast cancer, "TSG101...

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Tumors may build pipelines to spread

...Detmar, postdoctoral fellow Mihaela Skobe and colleagues were able to see networks of lymphatic vessels deep inside breast tumor masses grown in mice. Looking closer, they found the vessels appeared to be carrying tumor cells. The number of lymphatic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/01/tec_304410.shtml
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Test may help rule out need for chemotherapy

...risk of cancer spread, even though their lymph nodes seem free of cancer. Prechtl's study involved 684 women whose breast tumors ranged up to five centimeters in size but had not spread to their lymph nodes. Those with low levels of uPA and PAI-1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/04/tec_286075.shtml
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