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Stanford scientists identify source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/21/2014) - A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer. The study may help explain why many human bladder cancers recur after therapy.

UCSD scientists find that cancer stem cells are linked to drug resistance
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/21/2014) - UCSD researchers have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the stem cell-like properties of cancer cells.

Johns Hopkins researchers find that chronic inflammation is linked to high-grade prostate cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/18/2014) - Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center researchers find a new gene variant that increases the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/18/2014) - A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat.

Ohio State study identifies a likely key driver of colorectal cancer development and progression
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/17/2014) - New targets are needed for agents that will more effectively treat colorectal cancer. This study identifies a molecule that is probably a key driver of colorectal cancer.

Stanford study finds that gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/15/2014) - A new study shows that multiple-gene panels can be a quick, low-cost screening method to look for a few gene variants known to be associated with specific types of cancer.

Study in mice shows that an aggressive type of breast cancer is linked to an inflammatory protein
NCI News Note
(Posted: 04/14/2014) - Aberrant expression of an inflammatory protein, nitric oxide synthase 2 (NOS2), may enhance the progression and metastasis of an aggressive and less common form of breast cancer, known as the estrogen receptor-negative type of disease.

An Open Letter to the Cancer Community Regarding Community Clinical Trials
(Posted: 04/11/2014) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is in the process of combining its two community-based research networks to create a single network that builds on the strengths of the Community Clinical Oncology Program/Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOPs) and the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP).

Duke researchers find that cancer’s thirst for copper can be targeted
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/10/2014) - Drugs used to block copper absorption for a rare genetic condition may find an additional use as a treatment for certain types of cancer, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

UC Davis researchers find that a double-headed motor protein offers new targets in cancer treatment
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 04/09/2014) - The structure of a key part of the machinery that allows cells to divide has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis, opening new possibilities for throwing a wrench in the machine and blocking runaway cell division in cancer.

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