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Substance From Plant Slows Down Aggressive Eye Cancer
News   Mar 21, 2019

An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. The plant leaves of which contain the tested substance is anything but rare: At Christmas time you can find it in every well-assorted garden center.

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Researchers Patent Method for Making Anti-leukemia Compounds
News   Mar 21, 2019

Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them.

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Neutrons Paint Atomic Portrait of Protein Kinase A
News   Mar 20, 2019

Direct observations of the structure and catalytic mechanism of a prototypical kinase enzyme—protein kinase A or PKA—will provide researchers and drug developers with significantly enhanced abilities to understand and treat fatal diseases and neurological disorders such as cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis

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Novel Method Detects Cancerous DNA
News   Mar 20, 2019

A new method of determining the sequence of molecules in DNA can be used to detect small fragments of cancerous genetic material in blood samples from lung cancer patients with a high degree of accuracy.

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AI Utilized to Predict Cancer's Migration to the Brain
News   Mar 20, 2019

A new precision medicine approach developed at the University of Michigan aims to predict cancer’s likelihood of migrating to the brain, and to aid in the search for new treatments

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The Key to a Common Cancer Pathway
News   Mar 19, 2019

A team reports the discovery of an unexpected regulator of the critical protein p53, opening the door to the development of drugs that could target it.

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3D Mammography Significantly Reduces Breast Biopsy Rates
News   Mar 19, 2019

The use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also known as 3D mammography, may significantly reduce the number of women who undergo breast biopsy for a non-cancerous lesion following an abnormal mammogram, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.

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Protein Switches Sides in Leukemia
News   Mar 19, 2019

Researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches sides once the disease is established to help maintain tumor growth.

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Coffee Compounds May Inhibit Prostate Cancer
News   Mar 18, 2019

For the first time, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This is a pilot study, carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse model; it has not yet been tested in humans.

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Genomic Landscape of Pediatric Cancers
News   Mar 18, 2019

Researchers survey the landscape of genetics in pediatric cancer and present opportunities for using genomic information to advance a new era of care for children with cancer.

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