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Year in review: Cancer genetics grows up

Year in review: Cancer genetics grows up

Reporter: Evelina Cohn, PhD

Personalized genomics is the next research in cancer. However not all the mutations found in this disease are targeted equally by the researchers. 585 more words

CANCER BIOLOGY & Innovations In Cancer Therapy

Evolutionary Change

Evolutionary Change

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator


Change accelerates stalled evolution

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Evolution can get stuck. When no mutations are available that can improve the fitness of an organism, evolution cannot proceed. 558 more words

Genome Biology

NON-Smokers Get Lung Cancer Too - Know the Risks

Lung Cancer Affects Non-Smokers as Well as Smokers

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 80% of the cases of lung cancer deaths are linked to smoking cigarettes; … 724 more words

Dreamtime Wellness

The Right Match

Published in the Fall 2015 Cancer Today

New NCI clinical trial will link patients to drugs that target their tumor.

By Whitney L.J. Howell

Researchers are on a mission to match cancer patients whose tumors have stopped responding to treatment with the targeted therapies most likely to slow their tumor’s growth. 395 more words


Understanding molecular mechanism leading to addiction in humans

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A new study opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans. 524 more words


FDA approves targeted therapy for first-line treatment of patients with a type of metastatic lung cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Iressa (gefitinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors harbor specific types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test. 315 more words



Traveling further down the cancer screening road, I found my way into a hospital gurney staring up at the fluorescent lights wondering if that was the last image my father had before moving into another life. 490 more words