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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have now found that physical forces exerted between cancer cells and the ECM are enough to drive a shape change necessary for metastasis. Those forces converge on an optimal stiffness ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance ... read more

Metabolism Drives Growth, Division of Cancer Cells

Feb. 20, 2017 — The metabolic state of tumor cells contributes to signals that control the proliferation of tumor cells. In the 1920s, scientists observed that tumor cells radically change their metabolism. This ... read more

Study Shows Strong Long-Term Survival Rates for Patients With GIST

Feb. 20, 2017 — Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report ... read more

Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

Feb. 17, 2017 — Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, ... read more

Tumor Suppressor Promotes Some Acute Myeloid Leukemias, Study Reveals

Feb. 17, 2017 — A tumor suppressor protein thought to prevent acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can actually promote a particularly deadly form of the disease, researchers have discovered. The study suggests that ... read more

Quality of Life With Those With Advanced Cancer Improved Through Walking

Feb. 17, 2017 — Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has ... read more

Role of Rogue Protein PAK4 Confirmed in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Feb. 17, 2017 — The role of a protein called PAK4 in the movement and growth of pancreatic cancer cells could help researchers find new ways to tackle the disease, a new study that ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new research ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have mapped a vast spider web of interactions between proteins in lung cancer cells, as part of an effort to reach what was considered 'undruggable.' This approach revealed new ... read more

Scientists Create Novel Model That Shows Progression from Normal Blood Cells to Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have created a novel model that shows the step-by-step progression from normal blood cells to leukemia and its precursor diseases, creating replicas of the stages of the disease to test ... read more

Adenoviruses and the Immune System Join Forces Against Cancer

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have developed an oncolytic virus capable of redirecting the patient's immune system against their tumor cells. Their work may lead to the development of new therapeutic strategies ... read more

Scientists Reveal the Treadmilling Motion of Dividing Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — An international team of scientists using the latest imaging techniques have revealed how bacterial division proteins build a partition wall across the cell, one molecule at a ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted ... read more

Targeting the Biological Clock Could Slow the Progression of Cancer

Feb. 16, 2017 — Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumor growth? Yes, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Tumors that originate in other organs of the body and spread to the brain are known as metastatic brain tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, this tumor type is the most common ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new study identifies a protein in that micro-environment that promotes the spread of breast cancer cells. It's part of a well-known family of receptors for which promising inhibitors are being ... read more

Site of Care May Partly Explain Survival Difference Between Kids and Young Adults With Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were not treated at specialized cancer centers had significantly worse five-year ... read more

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