News tagged ‘Genetics’ clear
- Lung cancer among younger, healthier, and non-smoking individuals "seems to be emerging as its own subtype of lung cancer — one for which new, powerful treatments are needed to make it a livable disease" said Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard, a lung cancer specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Tags: LungCancer, Genetics
- Dr. Pasi A. Jänne discusses a new study that demonstrates that chemotherapy and a new, targeted therapy work better in combination than chemotherapy alone in treating patients with the most common genetic subtype of lung cancer.
Tags: LungCancer, TargetedTherapy, Genetics
- MolecularMD has obtained patent rights to technology—jointly owned by researchers at Dana-Farber and the Broad Institute. MolecularMD said it is developing diagnostic assays for use in clinical trials exploring the efficacy of targeted therapies.
Tags: BasicResearch, TargetedTherapy, Genetics
- Dr. Ursula Matulonis commented on a study that found women with BRCA-1 mutations can reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer if they get their ovaries removed by age 35.
Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, Genetics
- Dr. Mehra Golshan said Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy might help save lives by raising awareness about the need for genetic testing.
Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics
- Dr. James Bradner talks about a study he led showing a new way to use JQ1, the molecule that his lab created,to repair damaged hearts after overwhelming stress.
Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics
Researchers at Dana-Farber’s Center for Cancer Systems Biology produced a new human interactome map, based on a systematic screen of 13,000 human proteins that uncovered 14,000 protein-protein interactions.
Tags: Genomics, Genetics