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Jul 26, 2014

Tumorigenicity in induced pluripotent stem-cell based therapies significantly reduced

The potential for clinical use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology for transplant-based therapeutic strategies has previously been hindered by the risk of dysregulated cell growth... Read More
Jul 26, 2014

Dyes used to paint new picture of disease

By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis... Read More
Jul 25, 2014

Barrett's esophagus less of a risk for those on statins

Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1, the... Read More
Jul 25, 2014

Study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women

A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Read More
Jul 25, 2014

New insight into alternative treatment options for postmenopausal breast cancer patients using hormone therapy

It's no wonder that breast cancer ranks highest among women's health concerns. Read More
Jul 25, 2014

Night light exposure could make breast cancer tumors tamoxifen resistant

A study in rats reveals that tamoxifen - a drug typically used to treat breast cancer that has spread - is less effective when subjects are exposed to dim light at night. Read More
Jul 24, 2014

Stomach cancer has four subtypes, say scientists

A new classification of stomach cancer into four distinct molecular subtypes will change the way scientists view the disease, says a genome group. Read More
Jul 24, 2014

Research led by Temple's Chair of dermatology shows that pain and itch may be signs of skin cancer

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Chairman... Read More
Jul 24, 2014

Newly launched international study aims to better inform treatment options for lung cancer in a unique, underserved population

Foundation Medicine, Inc. has announced that it has partnered with the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) and Bonnie J. Read More
Jul 24, 2014

UPMC-developed test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients

The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report... Read More
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