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2013-12-09 10:03:31

Novel device able to isolate, analyze cancer cells from usually discarded abdominal fluid A microchip-based device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may greatly simplify the monitoring of patients' response to treatment for ovarian cancer – the most lethal form of gynecologic cancer – and certain other malignancies. The team from the MGH Cancer Center and the Center for Systems Biology reports using their device to isolate and identify tumor cells from...

2013-12-09 10:00:24

PKM2 controls mitosis, saving cancer cells from death and promoting brain tumor growth Researchers have caught a protein they previously implicated in a variety of cancer-promoting roles performing a vital function in cell division, survival and development of brain tumors. In a paper published in Molecular Cell, Zhimin Lu, Ph.D., professor of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and colleagues report how a tumor-specific protein flips a crucial switch in...

Genetically Modified Cells Produce Long-term Remissions
2013-12-09 06:46:50

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Three and a half years after beginning a clinical trial which demonstrated the first successful and sustained use of genetically engineered T cells to fight leukemia, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will today announce the latest results of studies involving both adults and children with advanced blood cancers that have failed to respond to...

Genetic Mutation Promotes One Percent Of Cancerous Tumors
2013-12-09 05:28:31

[ Watch the Video: CUX1: Cancer’s Common Ground ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have located a single gene that is at least partially responsible for the development of one percent of all cancerous tumors, according to new research appearing in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The gene in question is CUX1, and according to the study authors, this is the first time it has been broadly associated with the onset of...

2013-12-06 11:25:58

Findings could reshape research on cancer origins and treatment of other autoimmune diseases Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that cancer triggers the autoimmune disease scleroderma, which causes thickening and hardening of the skin and widespread organ damage. A report on the discovery, published in the Dec. 5 issue of Science, also suggests that a normal immune system is critical for preventing the development of common types of cancer. According to researchers,...

2013-12-06 11:11:38

Tumor cells temporarily lose mutation to evade drugs targeting mutation A team of scientists, led by principal investigator Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that brain cancer cells resist therapy by dialing down the gene mutation targeted by drugs, then re-amplify that growth-promoting mutation after therapy has stopped. The...

2013-12-06 11:09:42

Researchers at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, discover how tumor cells solve the problems linked to the replication of their unstable DNA Genomes must be replicated in two copies during cell division. This process occurs at structures called 'replication forks', which are equipped with enzymes and move along the separated DNA strands. In tumor cells, the replication forks are frequently damaged, giving rise to breaks in the double-stranded DNA. An international study led by Thanos...


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