The results may lead to a brand-new way to treat cancer and may also have implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative and other illnesses, according to the researchers. The researchers found that loss of the master controller of the heat-shock response dramatically limited the spontaneous formation of tumors in mice genetically predisposed to developing a cancer, and those exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. Most importantly, they reported, depletion of the so-called heat-shock factor 1 in different previously established human cancers cell lines strongly impaired their development and survival, whilst having little effect on regular cells.You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Plan Report, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. CSIS’s Morrison discusses ‘end of aids’ SmartGlobalHealth.