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2014-04-11 11:57:29

Most breast cancers are treated by blocking their addictions, for example depriving estrogen-fueled tumors of estrogen. But what about breast cancers without these hormonal addictions? In so-called "triple negative" tumors the cancer's addiction remains a mystery, making this subtype difficult to treat. However, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014 showcased a new drug active against...

2014-04-10 12:10:29

Preventing lung cancers from metastasizing to other parts of the body could provide benefit for patients against the leading cause of cancer death Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the...

2014-04-09 23:29:35

Cancers of the liver are increasing in incidence faster than any other cancer in the U.S. and other western countries, and are a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. CanLiv - The Hepatobiliary Cancers Foundation will bring together researchers, cancer doctors, patient advocates, and industry partners to collaboratively develop better treatment for liver cancer patients at its 4th Annual Research Symposium, May 9, 2014 at ASCO Conference Center in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria, VA...

2014-04-09 23:04:30

“An Evening for Hope,” a gala fundraiser held on Saturday, April 5th, raised more than $760,000 for The Children’s Inn at NIH. More than 700 donors gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner to generously contribute their financial support towards making a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Children’s Inn at NIH, a home for families whose children are undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of...

2014-04-09 16:37:59

The findings shed more light on cancer development and metastasis. The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation, a key factor in addressing the underlying causes of cancer and other diseases. The studies, published in Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of Immunology, have their roots in a longtime...

2014-04-08 12:07:17

-NRAS is one of the most studied cancer-related genes. -This study found that the gene produces five variants, not just one form as thought. -The finding might help improve drugs for cancers that involve NRAS. A new study shows that a gene discovered 30 years ago and now known to play a fundamental role in cancer development produces five different gene variants (called isoforms), rather than just the one original form, as thought. The study of the NRAS gene by researchers at The Ohio...

2014-04-08 08:31:39

OICR's catalyst grant enables WaveCheck to open first partner site at MD Anderson Cancer Center in May TORONTO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - People with breast cancer are a step closer to knowing if their tumour is responding to chemotherapy at the start of treatment, thanks to a $100,000 catalyst grant from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). The funding builds upon MaRS Innovation's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for WaveCheck, which successfully raised over...

2014-04-08 00:22:15

Research efforts will investigate approaches to develop novel immune therapies for HPV-associated cancers SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a research team dedicated to HPV-related cancers during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer...

2014-04-08 00:21:50

Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust Is Contributing to Support Team SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), The Lustgarten Foundation, and the Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a Dream Team dedicated to pancreatic cancer research during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. Elizabeth M....

2014-04-07 16:25:44

Largest-ever gift to the Hutch promises to save lives by broadening the application of immunotherapy to lung, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancers SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures -- and the patients who stand to benefit from them -- got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single...


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