Dana-Farber patient Grace Silva served as a case study of an “exceptional responder” for a treatment she underwent at the recommendation of her oncologists, Dr. Jochen Lorch and Dr. Nikhil Wagle.
Dr. Toni Choueiri led a study that found patients with non–clear cell renal cell carcinoma, PD-L1 positivity is associated with worse clinical outcomes, including a shorter overall survival and time to recurrence.
Dr. William Kaelin commented on the cancer-stem-cell model, and the possibility of controlling cancer without killing it.
Rafael Irizarry, PhD, co-led a new study investigating all stages and types of cancers that appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the epigenome.
Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics
John Quackenbush, PhD, commented on a study that showed understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective treatment.
Dr. Koen M. A. Dreijerink participated in a study that suggested the MEN1 mutation is also involved in the formation of breast cancer tumors.
Dr. Bruce Spiegelman led a study that shows a natural hormone that is increased by physical exercise and by exposure to cold improves blood sugar control, suppresses inflammation, and burns fat.
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