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Researchers at Stanford and UCSF slowed the spread of a type of nonsmall cell lung cancer in mice by neutralizing a single protein that would otherwise set off a chain reaction, causing runaway tumor growth.
Anthracyclines can be effective against breast cancer but often have toxic side effects. Stanford researchers used gene expression levels to identify women most likely to benefit from the drugs, regardless of breast cancer type or stage.
Neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have indoor tanning salons, Stanford researchers have found. Further research is needed to learn whether the industry specifically targets this population.