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2011-12-12 23:35:09

Looking for ways to halt the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells, scientists at Johns Hopkins have found that a new class of drugs, called PARP inhibitors, may block the ability of pre-leukemic cells to repair broken bits of their own DNA, causing these cells to self-destruct.

2011-11-01 05:57:36

The largest study of its kind shows that women related to a patient with breast cancer caused by a hereditary mutation, but who don’t have the mutation themselves, have no higher risk of developing cancer than relatives of patients with other types of breast cancer.

2011-10-12 10:40:04

Women with high-grade ovarian cancer live longer and respond better to platinum-based chemotherapy when their tumors have BRCA2 genetic mutations.

2011-10-12 10:35:42

Among women with a certain type of high-grade ovarian cancer, having BRCA2 genetic mutations, but not BRCA1, was associated with improved overall survival and improved response to chemotherapy, compared to women with BRCA wild-type (genetic type used as a reference to compare genetic mutations).

2011-06-02 14:17:00

BOULDER, Colo., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clovis Oncology, Inc. announced today an agreement with Pfizer Inc.

2011-05-18 13:54:29

About half of prostate cancers have a genetic anomaly that appears to make tumor cells responsive to a new class of cancer-fighting drugs.

2011-04-25 14:54:44

A class of drugs that shows promise in breast and ovarian cancers with BRCA gene mutations could potentially benefit colorectal cancer patients with a different genetic mutation.

2011-04-04 19:37:00

Women with ovarian cancer who have the BRCA2 gene mutation are more likely to survive the malignancy than women with the BRCA1 mutation, or women without either mutation.

2010-11-15 16:36:51

Drug resistance is a major obstacle in curing ovarian cancer but new research from the Centenary Institute has discovered a treatment that kills ovarian cancer cells in a new way that can break the resistance mechanism.


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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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