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2012-04-04 10:14:06

Adding the drug cetuximab to a regimen of drugs used for the treatment of patients following surgery for stage III colon cancer did not result in improved disease-free survival.

2012-04-02 15:28:44

Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia have found that a protein associated with other cancers appears to also be important in head and neck cancer, and may consequently serve as a good target for new treatments.

2012-02-16 18:16:47

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center have identified a new potential strategy for treating colon tumors driven by mutations in the KRAS gene, which usually resist both conventional and targeted treatments.

2012-02-07 14:36:14

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have, for the first time, described the genetic basis of endometriosis, a condition affecting millions of women that is marked by chronic pelvic pain and infertility.

2012-02-02 18:00:09

Different kinds of lung cancer behave in different ways, suggesting they are fundamentally different diseases.

2012-01-31 12:54:12

A mutant protein found in nearly all pancreatic cancers plays a role not only in the cancer's development but in its continued growth.

2012-01-26 12:47:34

Scientists have connected two signature characteristics of pancreatic cancer, identifying a self-perpetuating "vicious cycle" of molecular activity and a new potential target for drugs to treat one of the most lehal forms of cancer.

2012-01-23 10:44:09

Doctors and researchers of Hospital del Mar and its research institute, the IMIM, have lead a study describing a new pharmacological resistance to cancer.

2012-01-13 06:50:42

Until now, researchers have not examined never-smokers as extensively as they have smokers as potential lung cancer patients.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.