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2009-07-23 11:28:55

New York researchers report they have discovered gene fusion that may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis. The group, from Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said the new gene fusion found highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers could lead not only to more accurate cancer testing but to targets for drug therapy and other potential treatments. The findings are published in the August issue of the journal Neoplasia. The prostate cancer gene fusions, and...

2009-07-23 11:29:27

 Researchers from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have discovered a new gene fusion that is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers. The results may lead to more accurate prostate cancer testing and new targets for potential treatments. Experts believe that gene fusions "” a hybrid gene formed from two previously separated genes "” may be at the root of what causes cancer cells to grow more quickly than normal cells.The new findings,...

2009-04-13 00:18:54

Gene fusion discovery may lead to a prostate cancer urine test, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York say. The finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, says the newly discovered gene fusion is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers, which may lead to more accurate tests for prostate cancer. Senior author Dr. Mark A. Rubin Weill Cornell says the gene fusion biomarker is also a different type of fusion than researchers have found in cancer previously and...

2009-04-10 09:23:47

Weill Cornell Medical College study identifies novel type of gene fusion that may be common cancer mechanism A newly discovered gene fusion is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College. The findings, reported in the April 1 issue of Cancer Research, may lead to more accurate tests for prostate cancer. The gene fusion biomarker is also a different type of fusion than researchers have found in cancer previously and may...

2009-01-12 09:05:00

New technology for detecting gene fusions opens field in cancer research Using new technologies that make it easier to sequence the human genome, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a series of genes that become fused when their chromosomes trade places with each other. These recurrent gene fusions are thought to be the driving mechanism that causes certain cancers to develop. The gene fusions discovered could potentially serve as a marker one...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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