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Ancient DNA Elements Can Activate a Powerful Immune Response to Cancer Cells
News   Oct 23, 2020

Ancient embedded elements in our DNA from generations past can activate a powerful immune response to kill cancer cells like an infection.

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AI Platform Matches Tumor to Most Effective Drug Combo
News   Oct 23, 2020

Only 4 percent of all cancer therapeutic drugs under development earn final approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ideker and Brent Kuenzi, PhD, and Jisoo Park, PhD, postdoctoral researchers in his lab, describe DrugCell, a new artificial intelligence (AI) system they created that not only matches tumors to the best drug combinations, but does so in a way that makes sense to humans.

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Developing a New Staging System for Prostate Cancer
News   Oct 23, 2020

Researchers are developing and validating a novel staging system to better predict outcomes and inform treatment decisions for men diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer.

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A Potential Target for Chemo-Resistant Cancer Cells
News   Oct 22, 2020

As researchers and medical professionals work to develop new treatments for cancer, they face a variety of challenges. One is intratumor heterogeneity -- the presence of multiple kinds of cancer cells within the same tumor. Often, these "mosaic" tumors include cells, such as polyploidal giant cancer cells, that have evolved to become aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy and radiation.

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Tumor DNA in Spinal Fluid Could Help Doctors To Improve Monitoring of Childhood Brain Cancer
News   Oct 22, 2020

Researchers have demonstrated that a new liquid biopsy approach overcomes traditional barriers to quickly and efficiently diagnose and monitor high-grade gliomas.

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Biomarker That Appears Before Stomach Cancer Develops May Aid Early Detection
News   Oct 21, 2020

A promising new biomarker that appears in patients before stomach cancer develops may help with early detection of the disease and improve patient response to therapy, according to findings in a study led by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers.

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Terahertz Waves Can Image Early-Stage Breast Cancer Without Staining
News   Oct 21, 2020

Work by a team of researchers at Osaka University provides a breakthrough towards rapid and precise on-site diagnosis of various types of cancer and accelerates the development of innovative terahertz diagnostic devices.

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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Linked to Reduced Cancer-Related Deaths in Women
News   Oct 21, 2020

Women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, who were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, were less likely to die from cancer, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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First Draft Sequence of the Human Proteome Is Mapped
News   Oct 20, 2020

Twenty years after the release of the human genome, the genetic “blueprint” of human life, an international research team, including the University of British Columbia’s Chris Overall, has now mapped the first draft sequence of the human proteome.

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How Do Cancer Cells Escape Crowded Tumors?
News   Oct 20, 2020

The mechanism enabling cells to evade crowded environments appears to involve an unusual player – the cell nucleus. This is what researchers from St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute Vienna, King's College London, Institute Curie Paris and ETH Zürich in Basel showed in their recent work.

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