Targeting Non-Dividing Cells in Cancer

By Cerise Carey Invasive cells, ones that travel from tumor tissue to form new tumors elsewhere within the host, have been the focus of most cancer research. In a recent study, Dr. David Q. Matus, an Assistant Professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, and his colleagues found that cells in the roundworm nematode C. elegans cannot divide and invade … Continue reading Targeting Non-Dividing Cells in Cancer

Aristolochic Acid, used in herbal remedies, linked to urothelial cancers and neuropathic diseases

By Katherine Maiorisi Dr. Grollman of Stony Brook University was honored in 2011 with the Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) award for his work on aristolochic acid (AA) and its relation to cancer and neuropathy [1]. Throughout the past fifty years studies have been done on the effect of environmental agents on neuropathy. Aristolochia poisoning was first proposed in 1969 by IviĀ“c, but was disregarded, until … Continue reading Aristolochic Acid, used in herbal remedies, linked to urothelial cancers and neuropathic diseases