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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Researchers Patent New Methods That Allow Them to Identify the Cells Causing Metastasis in Cancer

Feb. 4, 2016 — Researchers have patented a new method that allows to identify the cells causing metastasis in cancer, with a simple blood ... read more

Making the Leap from Sequence Data to Actionable Targets in Clinical Oncology

Feb. 1, 2016 — The ever-shrinking cost of DNA sequencing improves accessibility for an increasing number of people and, importantly, for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This is particularly salient in ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Clinical genomic sequencing is feasible in pediatric oncology and can be used to recommend therapy or pinpoint diagnosis in children with solid tumors, according to the multi-center ... read more

In Lung Cancer, Not All HER2 Alterations Are Created Equal

Jan. 28, 2016 — Study shows two distinct causes of HER2 activation in lung cancer: mutation of the gene and amplification of the gene. In patient samples of lung adenocarcinoma, 3 percent were found to have HER2 ... read more

Epigenetic Regulation of Metastatic Breast Cancer Progression May Guide Prognosis, Future Therapy

Jan. 7, 2016 — A gene that plays a role in the development of breast cancer to metastatic disease has been identified which may help to predict disease progression and serve as a target for the development of ... read more

New Approach to Diagnosing Low Back Pain, Revealed by Clinical Study

Jan. 7, 2016 — A new, personalized approach to diagnosing low back pain has been discovered by researchers. Low back pain is the second most common cause of physician visits in the US and contributes to an ... read more

Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Finds Lung Function Without Additional Imaging

Jan. 6, 2016 — A clinical trial is evaluating a new method for pinpointing and sparing healthy lung tissue during lung cancer radiotherapy. The group is applying advanced image analysis techniques to 4D CT scans ... read more

Novel RNA Delivery System May Treat Incurable Blood Cancers

Jan. 5, 2016 — Mantle Cell Lymphoma is considered the most aggressive known blood cancer, and available therapies are scarce. A new study offers tangible hope of curing the currently incurable cancer -- and others ... read more

Radiation an Important Addition to Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Candidates

Jan. 5, 2016 — Radiation therapy was associated with a lower risk of cancer recurrence in pancreatic cancer surgery patients, making it, like chemotherapy, an important addition to treatment, new research found. ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — A gene that is known to suppress the growth and spread of many types of cancer has the opposite effect in some forms of colorectal cancer, researchers have found. It is a finding that may lay the ... read more

Improving Access to Clinical Trials When Biopsies Are Required

Jan. 4, 2016 — The requirement for tumor tissue specimens and associated analyses in order to participate in clinical trials appears to be a significant barrier to clinical trial enrollment and may delay treatment. ... read more

Three Hits to Fight Lung Cancer

Jan. 4, 2016 — Cancers with KRAS-related gene mutations might benefit from a triple therapy with two experimental drugs plus radiation therapy, a new study in mice has ... read more

Personalizing Cancer Therapies May Combat Resistance to Targeted Therapy Drugs

Dec. 23, 2015 — American physicians report the case of a patients whose lung cancer was re-sensitized to crizotinib, a first-generation targeted therapy drug, by a mutation conferring resistance to a more selective, ... read more

Mathematics for Child Health

Dec. 21, 2015 — The researchers set out to develop a methodology for identifying patient subgroups with significant differences in terms of response to certain treatments, specifically two types of chemotherapy, ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A streamlined protocol for an alternative gene insertion method using genome editing technologies, the PITCh (Precise Integration into Target Chromosome) system, has been developed. This new ... read more

Pancreas Cancer Liquid Biopsy Flows from Blood-Borne Packets of Tumor Genes

Dec. 17, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer tumors spill their molecular secrets into the blood stream, shedding their complete DNA and RNA wrapped inside protective lipid particles that make them ripe for analysis with a ... read more

Younger Age Associated With Increased Likelihood of Targetable Genotype in Lung Cancer

Dec. 17, 2015 — Patients younger than 50 diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer had a higher likelihood of having a targetable genomic alteration for which therapies exist, according to an ... read more

Many Unexpected Genetic Variants Hamper Personalized Medicine

Dec. 16, 2015 — In recent decades much hope has been based on the development of personalized drug treatments, in which genetic tests determine the choice and optimal dose of medication for each individual patient. ... read more

New Model of Collaborative Cancer Research May Help Advance Precision Medicine

Dec. 15, 2015 — A new system that facilitates data and biospecimen sharing among cancer centers may speed cancer research findings from the laboratory to patient care, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 12, 2015 — Results from a long-term clinical trial conducted by cancer researchers show that combining radiation treatment with 'suicide gene therapy' provides a safe and effective one-two punch ... read more

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