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Preventing cancer from forming 'tentacles' stops dangerous spread

published 2 days ago
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A new study from the research group of Dr. John Lewis at the University of Alberta and the Lawson Health Research Institute has confirmed that 'invadopodia' play a key role in the spread of cancer. The study, published in Cell Reports, shows preventing these tentacle-like structures from forming can stop the spread of cancer entirely.

Assortativity signatures of transcription factor networks contribute to robustness

published 2 days ago
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) The assortativity signature of transcription factor networks is an indication of robustness.

CU scientists' discovery could lead to new cancer treatment

published 2 days ago
(The Bawmann Group) A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of stem cells used to treat cancer patients. These findings could have implications that extend beyond cancer, including treatments for inborn immunodeficiency and metabolic conditions and autoimmune diseases.

Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

published Wed, Aug 27 2014 23:00 GMT
(University of Manchester) Researchers at the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust -- both part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre -- have looked at ways to personalize and increase the dose to the tumor while minimizing the effect on healthy tissue.

Drug shows promise for subset of stage III colon cancer patients

published Wed, Aug 27 2014 23:00 GMT
(American Gastroenterological Association) A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology.