""
UC Davis Medicine Logo
The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
""
Horizontal boundary
""
""
"" "" ""
  N E W S  
"" "" ""
"" Stem cell research funding ""
""

""

""
"" Mechanism for attentional control found ""
""

""

""
"" Grant for FNP/PA program ""
""

""

""
  Cancer center network launched  
""

""

""
  Unusual toy use is autism clue  
""

""

""
  Key to aggressive breast cancer found  
""

""

""
  Environmental reasons for dating violence  
""

""

""
  Clue to unexplained deaths of epilepsy patients  
""

""

""
  Gates Foundation funds TB study  
""

""

""
  New telemedicine equipment loan program  
""

""

""
  Another antibiotic-overuse consequence  
""

""

""
  Molecule targeting brain tumors found  
""

""

""
  Reducing potential nerve damage  
""

""

""
  Starving pancreatic cancer cells  
""

""

""
  New IQ scoring for children with intellectual disabilities  
""

""

""
  UC Davis discovery offers hope for treating kidney cancer  
""

""

""
 

Diet cuts return of breast cancer in women without hot flashes

 
""

""

""
  Grant funds breast-cancer vaccine study  
""

""

""
  Nesbitt to help direct state telehealth services  
""

""

""
  Stem cell research collaboration  
Vertical Seperator Line
""
""
NEWS
""
""
"" ""
"" ""
 
""

Molecule targeting brain tumors found

 "" PHOTO
"" ""

UC Davis Cancer Center researchers have discovered a molecule that targets glioblastoma, a highly deadly form of cancer. Kit S. Lam, senior author of the study and UC Davis chief of hematology and oncology, and his colleagues found a molecule – called LXY1 – that binds with high specificity to a particular cell-surface protein called alpha-3 integrin, which is overexpressed on cancer cells. Lam anticipates that by injecting the molecule into a patient's bloodstream he will be able to deliver high concentrations of medication or radionuclides directly to brain tumor cells while sparing normal tissues. The finding, published in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, could lead to effectively treating the incurable cancer.

""
"" ""
 
"" ""
"" ""
Vertical Seperator Line
"" "" ""
     
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line "" "" "" ""
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line
""
""

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
4900 Broadway, Suite #1200
Sacramento, CA 95820

© 2009 UC Regents. All rights reserved.

"" "" ""