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Damon Runyon researchers are making an impact through understanding the biology and developing novel treatments.
Scientists studied how a series of stepwise mutations in normal blood cells could trigger the transformation to cancer.
Results revealed vast cellular diversity in both lung tumors and the tissue surrounding the tumor.
Results appear on an easy-to-read strip that is akin to a pregnancy test, without the need for expensive or specialized lab equipment.
Scientists develop a platform to study early-stage lung cancer and to identify potential new treatments.
Some scientists are investigating how the virus enters humans cells, developing more efficient testing and searching for treatments.
Researchers discover that a molecule that helps cancer cells spread is found at higher levels in otherwise healthy people over 60.
Elevated levels of a protein called RUNX2 in human lung tumors predict a worse prognosis.
Grants totaling nearly $3.5 million give early career investigators independence to pursue brave and bold cancer research.
The cells reprogram themselves to absorb iron as a way to thrive and grow while other cells are left short.
“Ultimately, we want to cure the many forms of cancer, but one strategy is not going to work for all, thus the need for innovation.”
“Identifying these cells is important because this opens the door to designing specific therapeutic strategies to target or disable them."
Ishmeal and Gloria Boles have put their lives back together after his
devastating lung cancer diagnosis.
Racism and bias are not relics of a less enlightened past, but living, active forces that hold us back from scientific breakthroughs.
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator Rushika M. Perera, PhD, and colleagues may have found an answer.
This brings the total number of Damon Runyon scientists who are members of the National Academy of Sciences to 86.
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