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May 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of more native stem cells, but also labels them with a FDA approved ... read more

May 10, 2016 — The enzyme MUS81 cuts DNA in the nucleus of cancer cells, causing the cut DNA to move to the cytoplasm instead of becoming degraded. The out-of-place DNA triggers an immune response against cancer ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Identifying the sites where gamma-retroviruses commonly insert into the genome may help to identify genes associated with specific cancer types, according to a new ... read more

Study Links Residential Radon Exposure to Hematologic Cancers in Women

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. Radon is a naturally occurring ... read more

MicroRNA Pathway Could Lead to New Avenues for Leukemia Treatment

Apr. 26, 2016 — A particular signaling route in microRNA (miR-22) has been identified that could lead to targets for acute myeloid leukemia, the most common type of fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone ... read more

Survival Rates for Patients at High Risk of Relapse of Childhood Leukemia Improve With High Doses of Chemotherapy Drug

Apr. 25, 2016 — Up to 20 percent of patients with high risk of relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are not cured. That could change with the results from a clinical trial that shows giving high doses of a ... read more

Chronic Inflammation Leads to Imbalanced Blood System, Potentially Cancer Risk

Apr. 25, 2016 — Chronic exposure to interleukin-1 causes HSCs to produce cells needed to fight infection and repair injury, but at the expense of their own ability to self-renew and maintain a healthy blood system. ... read more

For Some Cancers, Risk Lower Among Kids of Non-US-Born Hispanic Mothers

Apr. 25, 2016 — The children of Hispanic mothers not born in the United States appeared to have a lower risk for some types of childhood cancers, according to a new ... read more

Preliminary Study: Antibody Therapy Reduces Cancer Stem Cells in Multiple Myeloma

Apr. 16, 2016 — An experimental antibody treatment decreased by half the number of cancer stem cells that drive the growth of tumors in nearly all patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow and bone ... read more

Spotting DNA Repair Genes Gone Awry

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new technique for sussing out the genes responsible for helping repair DNA damage that, if left unchecked, can lead to certain ... read more

New Public Repository of Patient-Derived Cancer Models Aims to Improve Drug Testing

Apr. 11, 2016 — Testing experimental cancer drugs in mouse models with patient-derived tumors could reduce the high failure rate of drugs in early clinical trials, according to a new ... read more

New Study Implicates Unusual Class of Circular RNAs in Cancer

Mar. 31, 2016 — Cancer cells are notorious for their genomes gone haywire, often yielding fusion proteins — mash-ups of two disparate genes that, once united, assume new and harmful capabilities. Exactly how such ... read more

New Mouse Model for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Opens Door to Research, Possible Treatments

Mar. 30, 2016 — A novel mouse model of a highly lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) offers a new tool for scientists working to better understand this disease and research new therapeutic ... read more

New Clue to Fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia Found

Mar. 29, 2016 — A new clue has been found that may help fight acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and an aggressive type of cancer. The findings open a new door ... read more

PET Imaging Technology Advanced to Improve Patient's Response to Cancer Treatment

Mar. 28, 2016 — A promising new discovery could lead to a new method of identifying cancer patients that express high levels of an enzyme and are more likely to respond to cancer ... read more

New Hope for a Type 2 Diabetes Cure

Mar. 28, 2016 — Gleevec, which is used in leukemia medications, holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, report ... read more

New Genetic Target Found for Most Common Lung Cancer

Mar. 22, 2016 — Research has identified mutations in lung cancer that is key to tumor growth, offering a new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up ... read more

Healthy Gut Could Help Prevent Deadly Side Effect of Bone Marrow Transplant

Mar. 21, 2016 — A metabolite has been found in the gut microbiome that could improve outcomes after bone marrow transplant. Butyrate was significantly reduced in the intestinal tract of experimental mice that ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — An important element in getting blood stem cells to multiply outside the body is to understand which of the approximately 20,000 genes in the human body control their growth. A research team has ... read more

New Compound Is Effective Against Drug-Resistant Leukemia, Preclinical Study Finds

Mar. 18, 2016 — A novel compound MRX-2843 more than doubled the median days of survival in laboratory models with a drug-resistant form of the acute myeloid leukemia, scientists report in a new ... read more

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