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- 1Abdulsalam Alharbi
- 1Aktary, Zackie M
- 1Alshamsan, Aws
- 1Armanious, Hanan A R
- 1Beesley, Richelle Marie
- 1Binkhathlan, Ziyad
The effect of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic fatty acids on body composition and response to chemotherapy in patients with lung cancerDownload
Patients with lung cancer are at high risk for malnutrition and even mild weight loss has been associated with decreased median survival and poor response to chemotherapy. The purpose of this research was to describe fatty acids status during chemotherapy and determine if supplementation with...
Plakoglobin (γ-catenin) is a member of the Armadillo family of proteins and a homolog of β-catenin with similar dual adhesive and signaling functions. The adhesive function of these proteins is mediated by their interactions with cadherins and their signaling function by association with various...
Food intake behaviour in advanced cancer – implications of taste and smell alterations, orosensory reward, and cannabinoid therapyDownload
Food intake is regulated by both appetite and orosensory reward systems. Appetite systems stimulate or reduce hunger, while orosensory reward motivates consumption of high fat sweet foods, resulting in food enjoyment. The majority of advanced cancer patients suffer from malnutrition and wasting,...
Imag(in)ing the cancerous body: representations of cancer in medical discourse and contemporary visual artDownload
This thesis examines representations of cancer in contemporary art, with a particular focus on unruly, un-idealized bodies at risk. In bringing together the discourses of art history and medicine, its aim is to engage conventions of visualizing cancer, and more importantly, to highlight the ways...
Polycomb protein methyltransferase, Enhancer of Zeste 2 (Ezh2), is frequently overexpressed in human malignancy and is implicated in cancer cell proliferation and invasion. Recently, several other polycomb proteins have been implicated in modulating the response to DNA double strand breaks, and...
Microtubules and Energy Metabolism: Targets for Standard, Combination, and Novel Therapeutic Interventions and Monitoring of CancerDownload
The challenge of understanding and treating cancer has proven to be exceedingly complex. At this juncture, understanding cancer from the perspective of a breakdown of a complex cooperative system using a biophysical analysis may aid in improved treatments and prevention of this disease. In any...
Development of Novel Polymeric Micellar DACHPt for Enhanced Platinum Based Chemotherapy in Colorectal CancerDownload
One of the major limitations of chemotherapy in cancer treatment is the side effects of anti-cancer drugs. This happens due to non-selective distribution of most standard chemotherapies, and their action on cancer and all normal dividing cells. The objective of this project is to develop a novel...
Adiposity and fat loss in cancer: Exploring the prognostic significance and underlying mechanisms of adipose alterations in cancerDownload
During cancer progression, many patients will experience some degree of wasting of both muscle and adipose tissue. However, little is-known about adipose tissue alterations after a cancer diagnosis. Therefore, this research was conducted to first understand the prognostic significance of adipose...
Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (qMRI) is occupying an increasingly prominent role in the study of the brain, by virtue of its sensitivity to physiological and anatomical changes. However, because qMRI techniques tend to suffer from long scan durations and/or post-processing times, as...
Preliminary validation of a computer-based approach to find new lead molecules targeting the oncogenic Forkhead box M1 transcription factorDownload
The upregulation of the forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) transcription factor is directly correlated with cancer initiation, invasion, and drug resistance. Because the overexpression of FOXM1 is considered an important factor in carcinogenesis, this protein could be a relevant drug target in cancer...