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Cancer Genetics – News and Features

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Combined Therapy Shows Potential Against Resistant Cancers

A combination of two cancer drugs could be effective against malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), soft tissue tumors that are stubbornly resistant to chemotherapy and radiation.
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Artificial Sweeteners: The Good and the Bad

Are these fabricated flavorings really any better for us than sugar? Well, they have their good and bad qualities, according to the latest research.
Cancer cells.
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mRNA Therapeutic Effective Against Ovarian Cancer in Mice

Ovarian cancer is often very aggressive and responds poorly to the therapies currently available. A recent study offers hope that this could change in the medium term.
Cancer cells.
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Precision Medicine Platform Used To Improve Pancreatic Cancer Care

Through molecular twin precision oncology platform, Cedars-Sinai cancer investigators identify biomarkers that outperform standard test and could expand the promise of precision medicine.
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For Variant Interpretation, a New Generation of Cancer Knowledgebases Can Help

In this article, the latest challenges in interpreting complex genomic cancer profiles and the improvements needed to overcome them are discussed.

Cervical cancer cells under a microscope.
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AI Decodes Treatment Responses to Chemotherapy

Cervical cancer frequently resists treatment. The researchers’ machine learning algorithm could help scientists better understand why this and other forms of cancer resist chemotherapy.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Mutations in 103 Genes Raise Risk of Inherited Diseases and Cancer

A study carried out at CNIO in collaboration with Korean researchers proposes a new type of cancer predisposition genes and suggests further mechanisms of action for those already known.
A microscope image of pre-cancerous breast tissue.
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Likely “Cells of Origin” Pinpointed for Breast Cancer

Potential "cells of origin" that grow into breast cancer in people with a faulty BRCA2 gene have been identified, and researchers have shown they have the potential to be targeted with drugs.
Bacon.
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Are Nitrites and Nitrates Bad for Us?

Dr. Duane Mellor, an award-winning registered dietitian, explains the differences between nitrites and nitrates and why some health experts are concerned about them.
A cancer cell.
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Previously Unknown Immune Evasion Regulator in Tumors Identified

Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified a previously unknown regulator of tumor immune evasion, which may help improve the efficacy of current and future anti-tumor immunotherapies.
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