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Vanderbilt researchers find that docking stations on chromosomes could be a new anti-cancer target
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/27/2015) - Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a cleft in a chromosome-binding protein that may hold the key to stopping most cancers in their tracks.

Hopkins researchers find that MRI based on a sugar molecule can tell cancerous from noncancerous cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/27/2015) - Results of a study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.

St. Jude researchers find that measuring treatment response proves to be a powerful tool for guiding leukemia treatment
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/23/2015) - Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with the right intensity of chemotherapy. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators led the research, which appears in the March 20 edition of the journal Lancet Oncology.

Indicators related to lung cancer recurrence, metastases and survival can inform treatment of patients
NCI News Note
(Posted: 03/23/2015) - This study describes prognostic factors for lung cancer spread and recurrence, as well as subsequent risk of death from the disease. The investigators observed that regardless of cancer stage, grade, or type of lung cancer, patients in the study were more likely to have distant metastasis than local recurrence.

Washington U researchers find that kidney cancer could be detected early with urine test
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/19/2015) - Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed a noninvasive method to screen for kidney cancer by measuring the presence of proteins in the urine.

St. Jude scientists trace genomic evolution of high-risk leukemia
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/19/2015) - Whole exome sequencing of 20 pediatric ALL patients yielded important insights into the genetic basis of ALL treatment failure.

Dartmouth doctors say women with atypia or DCIS should seek second opinions after breast biopsies
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/19/2015) - While doctors almost always agree on a pathological diagnosis of invasive breast cancer, there is room for improvement when diagnosing atypia (or atypical ductal hyperplasia-ADH) and DCIS (ductal carcinoma in-situ).

U of Michigan study suggests precision medicine for adrenal cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/19/2015) - In a randomized phase 3 trial, adrenal cancer patients receiving the investigational drug linsitinib fared no better than patients receiving a placebo.

Fred Hutchinson researchers find that link between aspirin, NSAIDs and colon cancer prevention may hinge on genetic variations
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/18/2015) - A new study has discovered that the benefits of using aspirin and NSAIDs like ibuprofen to cut colorectal cancer risk actually hinge on a person’s particular DNA.

Stanford scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells in lab into harmless immune cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/17/2015) - After a chance observation in the lab, researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells in the lab to mature into harmless immune cells called macrophages.

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