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OGX-011 targets the protein clusterin, which is highly expressed in many cancers including prostate, lung and breast cancer.
A clue may lie in earlier experiments, in which the same researchers observed a marked increase in production of K-ras (an oncogene associated with prostate cancers) in arsenic-transformed cells.
In a separate study, he and two colleagues analyzed data on 767 Connecticut men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1970s and 1980s and who opted to not have surgery.
At first we thought that ALA was associated with a higher risk of prostate cancer because men who consumed more ALA also consumed more meat," says Walter Willett, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
The PSA test measures a protein produced by the prostate gland found normally in very low quantities in the blood stream.
Control (untransformed) RWPE-1 cells were originally derived from normal human prostate epithelial cells and are immortalized but nontumorigenic (Bello et al.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men, with more than 220,000 new cases and nearly 30,000 deaths in the United States in 2003.
They relax the muscles of the bladder and the prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.
Treating prostate cancer too passively, on the other hand, could prove fatal.