cancer

First Evidence That Stress and Epinephrine Promote Leukemia Progression

First Evidence That Stress and Epinephrine Promote Leukemia Progression

In a recent PLoS One study, perhaps the first in the area of hematological tumors, and specifically leukemia, Shelly Inbar and colleagues from the Neuroimmunology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, demonstrate marked adverse effects of stress hormones and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on survival rates of leukemic animals. An increasing body of […]

Neurobiology of Cancer

Neurobiology of Cancer

In a Personal View article, published in The Lancet Oncology Katarina Ondicova and Boris Mravec address a timely topic of growing interest, the role of the nervous system or the neurobiology of cancer etiopathogenesis. Circa 200 A.D. Galen, the Greek physician and philosopher was perhaps the first to link ‘cancer’ with the person’s emotional and […]

A Combination of Beta-Adrenergic Antagonist and Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor Improves Survival Rates in Murine Models of Postoperative Metastasis

A Combination of Beta-Adrenergic Antagonist and Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor Improves Survival Rates in Murine Models of Postoperative Metastasis

A study published in the Journal of Immunology suggests that the combined blockade of excess release of catecholamines (CAs) and prostaglandins (PGs) in cancer patients undergoing tumor excision might improve survival rates and prevent cancer recurrence. The surgical procedure, a common step in the treatment of most solid cancers, has long been suspected to facilitate […]

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