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2013-09-30 10:15:46

Tumor genetics, cancer cell signaling discoveries pave way for use of new therapies For many years, patients with advanced thyroid cancer faced bleak prospects and no viable treatment options. But now, building on recent discoveries about the genetics and cell signaling pathways of thyroid tumors, researchers are developing exciting new weapons against the disease, using kinase inhibitors that target tumor cell division and blood vessels. Two recent clinical trials led by a researcher from...

2013-09-17 11:06:15

The PDK1 gene, known to regulate many cell functions such as metabolism and survival, is now identified as a key regulator in melanoma development and metastasis, offering opportunities to interfere with cancer progression Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) today announced the discovery that a gene encoding an enzyme, phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1), plays an essential role in the development and progression of melanoma. The finding offers...

Mutation Increases Melanoma Risk In Redheads
2013-08-23 04:22:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A person’s hair color and skin tone is determined by their skin pigment. This pigment is influenced by the melanocortin-1 (MC1R) gene receptor. For the world’s redheads – one to two percent of the population – their coloration is accounted for by a mutation in MC1R. A team of researchers led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has revealed that the same MC1R mutation...

2013-07-09 21:28:55

Brain cancer is the primary cause of cancer mortality in children. Even in cases when the cancer is cured, young patients suffer from the stress of a treatment that can be harmful to the developing brain. In a search for new target structures that would create more gentle treatments, cancer researchers are systematically analyzing all alterations in the genetic material of these tumors. This is the mission of the PedBrain consortium, which was launched in 2010. Led by Professor Stefan Pfister...

2013-07-03 23:02:43

Mount Sinai dermatologists say skin cancer can be successfully treated if caught early. Aspen, CO (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 In an effort to detect and prevent skin cancer, dermatologists from The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City performed approximately 400 complimentary melanoma screenings at the Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF) in Aspen, Colorado. Mount Sinai is the first medical center to sponsor the AIF held from June 26 through July 2, 2013. The on-site screening team was led by...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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