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Cancer Genetics – News and Features

Double helix structure of DNA.
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Which of the Two DNA Strands Is Damaged Influences Cancer Mutation Patterns

Cancer genomes are the result of diverse mutation processes that have often accumulated over decades. Scientists have analyzed the molecular evolution of tumors after exposure to mutagenic chemicals.
Cancer cells.
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Why Many Non-Smoking Lung Cancer Patients Face Worse Outcomes

The reason why targeted treatment for non-small cell lung cancer fails to work for some patients, particularly those who have never smoked, has been discovered by researchers from UCL, the Francis Crick Institute and AstraZeneca.
Three T cells surround a cancer cell
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Secondary Cancer Risk Low Following CAR T-Cell Therapy, Study Finds

New research illustrates that the risk of secondary cancers following CAR T-cell therapy is low.
Smoke coming from factory chimneys.
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Mobile Monitoring for an Airborne Carcinogen in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology measured concerning levels of ethylene oxide in Louisiana’s southeastern corridor with mobile optical instruments, a technique they say could improve health risk assessments.
A clinician looks at a chest X ray.
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“Self-Taught” AI Helps Diagnose and Predict Lung Cancer Severity

A computer program based on data from nearly a half-million tissue images and powered by artificial intelligence can accurately diagnose cases of adenocarcinoma.
Cancer cells.
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“Molecular Portrait” Established of Key Pancreatic Cancer Gene

Researchers have established the most comprehensive molecular portrait of the workings of KRAS, a key cancer-causing gene or “oncogene,” and how its activities impact pancreatic cancer outcomes.
Cancer cells.
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New Potential Target for Leukemia Therapy Identified

A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival.
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Cranberry Extracts Boost the Gut Microbiome

Researchers show that cranberry extracts can boost the number of Bifidobacterium bacteria in a person’s gut.
A circuit board broken into pieces.
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New Circuit Boards Can Be Repeatedly Recycled

Traditional printed circuit boards found in nearly all electronic devices can't be recycled, but a new design could enable repeated recycling.
Sweetener being added to a beverage.
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Common Sweetener Neotame Damages Gut Cells

The common sweetener neotame damages in vitro gut cells at concentrations replicating the acceptable daily intake. That's the finding from a new Anglia Ruskin University study, published in Frontiers in Nutrition.
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