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2013-12-18 11:26:28

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular Cancer Research shows that ALK and ROS1 gene rearrangements known to drive subsets of lung cancer are also present in some colorectal cancers. These results imply that drugs used to target ALK and ROS1 in lung cancer may also have applications in this subset of colorectal cancer patients. “When you have known oncogenes that are already targeted by FDA-approved drugs, it just made sense...

2013-12-13 23:01:59

An analysis by ECOG-ACRIN researchers shows that TILs are a prognostic factor in women with triple negative breast cancer. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 An analysis presented by researchers from the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showed that stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) represent a robust prognostic factor in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who are treated with standard adjuvant...

2013-12-13 09:38:35

More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented at a poster session at the 2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium by Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor...

2013-12-11 12:57:14

They have discovered how the anti-tumor activity of immune cells can be restored The Leuven-based VIB researchers have revealed a mechanism that explains why the anti-tumor activity of specific immune cells called macrophages is suppressed during tumor growth. They have also demonstrated that blocking the protein Nrp1 can restore this anti-tumor immune response. This is a first. Nrp1 may provide an important hub for the development of new therapies against cancer. Max Mazzone: "For many...

2013-12-10 23:02:39

Study shows small number of tumor mutations drive tumor growth. Only with this information, can the application of inhibitor drugs be truly targeted and effective. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Recent cancer research from the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, under the direction of Martin Nowak and mathematics graduate student Ivan Bozic PhD, has shown that only a small percentage of a tumor’s mutations drive tumor growth. The study reveals the critical necessity of...

2013-12-10 10:35:18

Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study identifies drugs that enhance oxidative stress as possible weapon against most common pediatric soft tissue tumor Drugs that enhance a process called oxidative stress were found to kill rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cells growing in the laboratory and possibly bolstered the effectiveness of chemotherapy against this aggressive tumor of muscle and other soft tissue. The findings are the latest from the St. Jude Children’s Research...

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  • 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.