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Massachusetts General mouse study reveals gene expression patterns in pancreatic CTCs
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/23/2014) - Analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer identified distinct patterns of gene expression in several groups of CTCs, including significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute to the ability to generate metastases.

Dana-Farber researchers articulate the fine line between breast cancer and normal tissues
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/23/2014) - Up to 40 percent of patients undergoing breast cancer surgery require additional operations because surgeons may fail to remove all the cancerous tissue in the initial operation.

U of Pittsburgh researchers potentially find a better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/22/2014) - Researchers describe the first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer.

UPenn researchers find that in mouse study, exercise added to chemo shrinks tumors faster
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/22/2014) - Adding exercise to a regimen of chemotherapy shrinks tumors more than chemotherapy alone, according to a study with mice.

Stanford researchers create evolved protein in mice that may stop cancer from spreading
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/22/2014) - Stanford researchers have created a decoy protein designed to interrupt the signaling pathway that triggers the breakaway of cancerous cells; in other words the signal that initiates metastasis.

MD Anderson researchers find that cancer cells adapt energy needs to spread illness to other organs
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/22/2014) - Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that cancer cells traveling to other sites have different energy needs from their “stay-at-home” siblings which continue to proliferate at the original tumor site.

NCI’s Center for Global Health announces first major research grants to support portable technologies
NCI News Note
(Posted: 09/22/2014) - NCI’s Center for Global Health announced grants that will support the development and validation of low-cost, portable technologies. These technologies have the potential to improve early detection, diagnosis, and non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment of several cancer types that have a particularly high prevalence in a number of low- and middle-income countries.
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St. Jude researchers find that improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/17/2014) - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study has identified the cumulative dose of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs that leaves young male cancer patients at risk for impaired sperm production as adults.

UCSD researchers find that cancer and the immune system are a double-edged sword
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/16/2014) - During cancer development, tumor cells decorate their surfaces with sugar compounds called glycans that are different from those found on normal, healthy cells.

New knowledge of genes driving bladder cancer points to targeted treatments
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 09/15/2014) - Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, and colleagues from the National Cancer Institute show genes commonly mutated in bladder cancer, implying at least two.

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