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Milk thistle extract controls lung cancer in mice

Silibinin, a milk thistle extract, decreases tumor size in mice by inhibiting production of an enzyme that is overexpressed in certain types cancer, researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have found.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 15, 2011
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Early mammograms save lives

New study shows early mammograms save more lives

A new study questions the controversial US Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives saved.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 26, 2011
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Gene test shows which bladder cancer patients may have cancer spread

Dan Theodorescu

Cancer scientists have designed the first molecular test to predict which bladder cancer patients may have cancer involvement in their lymph nodes at the time of surgery—which could help doctors determine which patients are good candidates for pre-surgical, or neo-adjuvant, chemotherapy.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 19, 2011
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New combo lung cancer therapy improves survival over single-line treatment

A combination therapy for treating cancer discovered at the University of Colorado Cancer Center showed improved survival rates in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial run by Syndax Pharmaceuticals.


Author Caitlin Jenney | Publish Date December 13, 2010
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Grant To Study Stem-like Breast Cancer Cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher Carol Sartorius

Two groups of Colorado breast cancer researchers have received a total $1.625 million in grants to better understand the role of stem-like breast cancer cells in treatment resistance and recurrence.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2010
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School of Public Health begins recruitment - National Children’s Study

Today in Douglas County the University of Colorado Denver kicked off the local recruitment phase for the National Children’s Study funded by the National Institutes on Health. The study is the largest long-term examination of environmental and genetic effects on children’s health ever conducted in the United States.


Author Jacque Montgomery | Publish Date October 26, 2010
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Low cost, nonprofit program shown to reduce obesity

In the battle against obesity, new research has found that it may not be necessary to spend a lot on a weight loss program when cheaper, nonprofit alternatives may work just as well.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 15, 2010
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Could brain abnormalities cause antisocial behavior and drug abuse in boys?

Antisocial boys who abuse drugs, break laws, and act recklessly are not just “bad” kids.  Many of these boys may have malfunctioning brains, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Jackie Brinkman | Publish Date September 21, 2010
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Cervical cancer vaccine trial

A low-cost cervical cancer vaccine developed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers is set to begin testing in human trials.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 20, 2010
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Health impact report available to public comment

Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health along with Garfield County authorities are inviting the public to comment on  a new report that assesses the potential health impact of natural gas development and production.  Commissioned by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, the Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was prepared by a team of environmental and public health experts from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
The project, which is led by Roxana Witter, MD, MS, MSPH, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, was commissioned in order to assist the Garfield County Board of Commissioners and Garfield County Public Health Department in addressing community concerns in a region with significant natural gas resources.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 20, 2010
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