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News tagged ‘BasicResearch’ clear

  • A new laboratory test predicts which of several cancer drugs will work best against a patient's tumor, and could become a powerful precision medicine tool for individualizing cancer therapy.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Scientists publish the first comprehensive catalog of genetic mutations and other abnormal changes found in 279 cancers of the head and neck, identifying several broken molecular pathways that might be targeted by existing and future cancer drugs.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, HeadNeckCancers

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint by moving into five floors at Longwood Center (360 Longwood Avenue), beginning later this month.

Tags: BasicResearch, TranslationalResearch

  • According to a new study led by Dana-Farber researchers, patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer, Nutrition

  • Findings by Dana-Farber scientists and others show the disarray in the on-off mechanism – known as methylation – is one of the defining characteristics of cancer and helps tumors adapt to changing circumstances.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

  • Dana-Farber researchers report that multiple myeloma is driven to spread by a subset of the myeloma cells within a patient’s body, and that attacking those specific subsets with targeted drugs may be better targets for therapy.

Tags: BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma

  • The "molecular mail" sent by multiple myeloma cells provides clues to how well patients with the disease are likely to respond to treatment, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma

  • A research team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has uncovered surprising new findings that underscore the role of an important signaling pathway, already known to be critical in cancer, in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dana-Farber scientists and colleagues report on a compound that can stop the blood cancer multiple myeloma from spreading, leading to a new approach in addressing metastasis, one of the deadliest aspects of cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma

  • Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.

Tags: BasicResearch

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