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Probing Deep Into Tumor Tissues
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Probing Deep Into Tumor Tissues

Researchers have analyzed more than 8,000 proteins in detail from fixed samples of lung cancer tissue using mass spectrometers.
Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish Lack Similarity to Those in People, Suggests Study
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Most Cancer Cells Grown in a Dish Lack Similarity to Those in People, Suggests Study

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have developed a new computer-based approach showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources.
Novel Drug Class Could Treat Various Cancers With Faulty <i>BRCA</i> Genes
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Novel Drug Class Could Treat Various Cancers With Faulty BRCA Genes

Scientists have identified a novel class of targeted drugs that offer the potential to treat patients whose tumors possess faulty copies of the BRCA cancer genes.
Metabolic Processes Visualized at the Single-Cell Level
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Metabolic Processes Visualized at the Single-Cell Level

Researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Biological Sciences Division have developed a combined imaging and machine learning technique that can, for the first time, measure a metabolic process at both the cellular and sub-cellular levels.
Immune Cells Tricked Into Helping Tumors Invade the Lungs
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Immune Cells Tricked Into Helping Tumors Invade the Lungs

Scientists have found that macrophages can be fooled by tumors when cancer starts forming in the lungs and help the tumor become invasive.
“Enabler Cells” Inside Tumors Can Trigger Metastasis
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“Enabler Cells” Inside Tumors Can Trigger Metastasis

Research has shown that a small number of "enabler cells" found in tumors can enable and recruit other types of cells nearby, allowing the cancer to metastasize.
Exploiting the Body's "Natural Killers" To Target Breast Cancer
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Exploiting the Body's "Natural Killers" To Target Breast Cancer

Researchers are using a bifunctional protein as a "bridge" between natural killer cells and breast cancer cells. This strategy could help to develop a novel breast cancer-specific immunotherapy.
A New Path Towards Brain Tumor Therapy
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A New Path Towards Brain Tumor Therapy

Researchers have shown that the nucleoside transporter ENT2 may offer a path to circumvent the blood-brain barrier and enable targeted treatment of brain tumors.
Cancer Cells Use an Aging Gene to Their Advantage
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Cancer Cells Use an Aging Gene to Their Advantage

Researchers have discovered how mutated cells promote their chances in order to form cancer.
Discrepancies in the Reference Human Genomes Are Identified
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Discrepancies in the Reference Human Genomes Are Identified

Researchers have identified genetic variant discrepancies between the two human reference genomes, creating guidance for laboratories to take advantage of an improved human reference genome.

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