Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 02, 2001
Introgen presents preclinical data on INGN 251
Introgen reports promising preclinical results for INGN 251 (Adenoviral-PTEN) in two separate presentations at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) in Seattle, Washington.

Soy extract reduces prostate cancer growth in mice, cell culture, UC Davis study finds
Studies performed by UC Davis Cancer Center show that genistein, a chemical found in soy, slowed prostate cancer growth in mice and caused prostate cancer cells to die.

Laparoscopic kidney removal is effective treatment for renal cancer
Minimally invasive surgery can remove a cancerous kidney just as effectively as traditional open surgery while providing patients with equivalent long-term survival, a new study finds.

Pentosan polysulfate sodium highly effective in treating interstitial cystitis, increased symptom relief suggested with continued therapy
Interstitial cystitis patients taking pentosan polysulfate sodium (ElmironĀ®) experienced increased symptom relief with continued therapy, according to the results of a first-of- its-kind study.
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