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Epigenetic Driver of Glioblastoma Provides New Therapeutic Target

Enzyme turns off genes required for maintaining cancer stem cell properties ...

Study Finds Decreased Rates of High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Young Women after Approval of HPV Vaccines and Changes in Cancer Screening

A new analysis indicates that rates of high-grade cervical lesions decreased in young US women after vaccines were made available to protect ...

Yale team finds why BRCA gene resists cancer treatment

Yale University researchers have discovered why a key molecular assistant is crucial to the function of the BRCA2 gene, which in some mutant forms can lead to ovarian and breast cancer in as many as 6 in 10 women. ... Full story

UCLA and City of Hope scientists use nanoparticles to shut down mechanism that drives cancer growth

When scientists develop cancer therapies, they target the features that make the disease deadly: tumor growth, metastasis, recurrence and drug resistance. In epithelial cancers — cancers of the breast, ovaries, prostate, skin and bladder, which begin in the organs’ lining — these processes are controlled by a genetic program called epithelial–mesenchymal transition. ... Full story

Two-Thirds of Patients with an Advanced Form of Larynx Cancer Not Receiving Recommended Treatment, Penn Study Finds

Results Show Significantly Worse Survival Rates with Chemoradiation Compared to Total Laryngectomy ... Full story

Scientists advance cancer drug design with image of one of key proteins of life

Scientists have pioneered the use of a high-powered imaging technique to picture in exquisite detail one of the central proteins of life – a cellular recycling unit with a role in many diseases. ... Full story

IU research: A microRNA may provide therapy against pancreatic cancer

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports. ... Full story

Improved Survival in Adult Patients with Low-Grade Brain Tumors

Using clinical data collected over the past decade through a U.S. cancer registry, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine demonstrated that significant strides have been made in improving the survival of adult patients with low-grade gliomas, a slow-growing yet deadly form of primary brain cancer. The findings are published July 1 by Neuro-Oncology: Clinical Practice. ... Full story

Thin Colorectal Cancer Patients Have Shorter Survival Than Obese Patients

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced cancer, according to a new study from Duke Medicine. ... Full story

Finding better ways to fight cancer means starting with the basics

Dana-Farber researchers focus on immunology and virology for future cancer treatments ... Full story

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