News tagged ‘BasicResearch’ clear
- Dana-Farber scientists and colleagues have published results from the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, a resource that marries cancer genome data with predictors of drug responses. This information could refine cancer clinical trials and future treatments.
Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics
- Dana-Farber researchers are studying melanoma tumors' microenvironments to better understand how some melanoma continue to grow and survive despite the presence of anti-cancer drugs.
Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Melanoma
- A therapy involving a natural compound may improve the ability of stem cells from umbilical cord blood to engraft in patients receiving a stem cell transplant for cancer or other diseases.
Tags: BasicResearch, StemCellTransplant
- A study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad
Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard
University provides the first demonstration of a practical method of
screening tumors for cancer-related gene abnormalities that might be
treated with "targeted" drugs.
Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics
- A study documents the connection between increased levels of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EET) lipids and cancer growth and metastasis opening the door to a new avenue for cancer treatment.
- Dana-Farber scientists have safely shut down breast cancer and a form of leukemia in mice by targeting abnormal proteins to which the cancers are "addicted."
Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer, Leukemia
- Researchers find that targeting growth-driving cells within tumors, not the fastest-proliferating cells within tumors, may lead to more effective treatments.
- Dana-Farber researchers find that physicians surveyed advise against
private blood banking of umbilical cord blood unless another family
member is at risk for a blood disease.
- Research shows ability to damage cancer cell DNA and prevent cells from
initiating a rest-and-repair process, causing them to self-destruct.
- Deprived of androgen hormones, the receptor finds an alternative genetic
pathway to continue growth of prostate cancer cells. An understanding
of this behavior could lead to new therapies targeting specific genes.
Tags: BasicResearch, ProstateCancer, Genetics
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