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2014-08-10 05:02:57

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers released some pretty incredible findings last week about cancer. In a multiple institute study including researchers and authors from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT looked closely at how cancers are classified....

2014-07-23 08:32:41

Making a Difference Through Scientific Research and Discovery BOSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer's Medical Advisory Board Member Adam Bass, MD, serves as co-Chair of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Gastric Cancer Project, Director for Translational Research for the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The TCGA Gastric...

2014-07-07 09:48:40

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Alas, the thankless pseudogene. Dysfunctional, unloved and seemingly of little use, these poor-cousin relatives of genes have lost their protein-coding abilities. They contain material not essential for an organism's survival and are the "last stop" for removal of genomic waste. Not any more. The pseudogene's day may have arrived thanks to scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Han Liang, Ph.D.,...

2014-06-10 08:30:04

--Study in Nature Genetics Used PGDx Exome Analysis to Identify Previously Unknown Mutation with Potential as New Drug Target for Lethal Childhood Brain Cancer-- BALTIMORE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, reported that its exome analysis services played a central role in several cancer studies recently published in leading scientific journals. PGDx's exome analysis...

2014-04-09 12:31:14

Three molecularly defined clusters could alter practice; 1 closely resembles deadly glioblastoma Comprehensive genomic analysis of low-grade brain tumors sorts them into three categories, one of which has the molecular hallmarks and shortened survival of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal of brain tumors, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014. "The immediate clinical implication is that a group of patients with tumors previously...

2014-04-07 16:10:23

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor DNA circulating in the blood, have required cumbersome and time-consuming steps to customize it to each patient or have not been sufficiently sensitive. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to quickly bring...

2014-02-25 16:29:00

SILVERTHORNE, Colo., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jane L. Peterson as President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit educational organization. She will assume this position effective April 14, 2014, taking over from Dr. James W. Aiken, who is retiring after 11 years in the role. The appointment concludes a year-long international search....

2014-02-12 23:25:49

Data from 2,000 cancer genomes to be jointly analyzed using uniform algorithms. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Annai Systems Inc., a provider of genomic data management solutions, today announced that it has partnered with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) to provide its Annai GNOS™ data management software in support of six data centers around the world that will house a large data set for the Pan Cancer...

2014-02-07 23:04:16

Xtalks presents a new and informative webinar that focuses on epigenetics research to understand DNA methylation changes that occur within lineage-specific and cancer-specific chromatin states. The live webinar takes place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2pm EST (7pm GMT). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Transcriptional regulation is accomplished by both focal cis-regulatory elements (promoters, enhancers, and insulators) and the higher order organization of chromosomes...

2014-02-04 08:33:12

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomOncology today announced that the University of Pittsburgh has selected GenomOncology's GenomAnalytics(TM) platform and services to explore and mine the breadth of data that exists in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140204/CL58248LOGO) Cancer is a complex disease of the genome with each tumor having its own set of genetic anomalies. Increased understanding of the genetic changes in cancer...


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