Topic List : Cancer
Researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading
An experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a potentially safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.
Cyclists to participate in Sept. 27 ride benefitting cancer detection research
Proceeds from the Canary Challenge, a fundraising bike ride, will benefit the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection.
Symposium on tumor heterogeneity set Oct. 6-7 at Li Ka Shing Center
A scientific symposium will explore how researchers’ evolving understanding of intrapatient heterogeneity will affect basic research, translational research and clinical cancer care.
UV light can turn gene into source of skin cancers, researchers find
Researchers have identified a previously unknown oncogene that drives the development of a common human skin cancer in response to exposure to sunlight.
Breast cancer patients with bilateral mastectomy don’t have better survival rates, researchers find
The first-ever direct comparison of breast cancer surgeries shows no survival benefit for women who had both breasts removed compared with women who underwent lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy.
Researchers uncover cancer-causing mechanism behind powerful human oncogene
Suppressing the expression of just five genes can mimic the effect of a powerful cancer-causing protein called Myc. The research may suggest new therapeutic targets for human cancer.
Rare developmental disorder linked to tumor-suppressing protein, researchers find
Researchers have revealed a new insight into CHARGE syndrome, a rare developmental disorder.
Researchers create tool to help unravel secrets of cancer
Using novel methods, scientists have identified biological signatures in cancer cells that can be traced back to the original cancer gene.
Inhibiting protein family helps mice survive radiation exposure, study finds
Tinkering with a molecular pathway that governs how intestinal cells respond to stress can help mice survive a normally fatal dose of abdominal radiation, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Seung Kim awarded prestigious Ho-Am Prize in Medicine
Seung Kim, MD, PhD, professor of developmental biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named the winner of the 2014 Ho-Am Prize in Medicine.