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Researchers found that aggressive Gleason grade group 5 prostate cancer has different subtypes with varying risks.
Doctors have used immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers for almost five decades, and results continue to be encouraging.
Understanding the genetics of an infectious tumor in Tasmanian devils could point toward new treatment targets.
The molecular biologist was the first to clone HIV, and she helped prove that the virus causes AIDS. She also researched cancer genetics.
NCI awards Fred Hutch $3.5M to create a colorectal cancer risk calculator based on data from multiethnic populations.
These cancers include those that are rare among adults under 40, such as breast, colon, pancreas, kidney, prostate and ovarian cancer.
Researchers analyzed how a combination of cancer treatments and inherited mutations in DNA-repair genes predicted new cancers.
The maps may create opportunities to identify cancers much earlier than is currently possible, the study leaders believe.
In light of the new findings, “we are thinking about how we can target all this extra DNA that’s important on these circles.”
By combining the tools of pathology, computational modeling and genomics, the project hopes to discover and test therapeutic interventions.
If the disease is caught early, survival rates increase dramatically, underscoring the need to identify those who may be at risk.
“We’re taking what we know from human cancers and applying it in canine cancers.”
Frequent use of indoor tanning services is carcinogenic and addictive at a genetic level.
When Lynch began his career, most scientists blamed cancer on environmental causes; hereditary explanations were dismissed, even shunned.
The genomic research field has been trending towards more data points, so the emergence of low-coverage sequencing.
Q&A: Riki Peters, PhD, MPH, on what this large genome-wide association study means for patients and the public
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