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USC study finds that a diet high in animal proteins may be as bad as smoking in terms of cancer risk
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Researchers found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet.

Breast Cancer Startup Challenge announces ten winning teams of entrepreneurs; Promising technologies identified to speed cancer research
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Ten winners of a world-wide competition to bring emerging breast cancer research technologies to market faster were announced today by the Avon Foundation for Women, in partnership with NCI and the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). Avon is providing $250,000 in funding for this Challenge.

UTHSC researchers find that improved screening means new targets for pediatric neuroblastoma therapies
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/03/2014) - A researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma development, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering study reveals mechanisms cancer cells use to establish metastatic brain tumors
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/28/2014) - New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering provides fresh insight into the biologic mechanisms that individual cancer cells use to metastasize to the brain.

Ohio State researchers find that breast cancer cells are less likely to spread when one gene is turned off
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/27/2014) - New research suggests that a protein only recently linked to cancer has a significant effect on the risk that breast cancer will spread.

Ohio State researchers find that study of super responders leads to possible new gene target for lung cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/26/2014) - A potential new gene mutation that might drive lung cancer development and growth has been identified by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UPenn researchers show nuclear stiffness keeps stem cells and cancer cells in place
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/26/2014) - Nuclear proteins that regulate nuclear stiffness are thought to control processes as diverse as tissue repair and tumor growth.

Hopkins researchers explore magnetic medicine in mice
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/26/2014) - Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.

UPenn researchers find that blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance to melanoma BRAF drugs
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - A new preclinical study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that the root of BRAF drug resistance may lie in a never-before-seen autophagy mechanism induced by the BRAF inhibitors vermurafenib and dabrafenib.

UPenn study finds cancer patients turning to mass media, non-experts for info
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - The results are from a longitudinal cohort study comprising three annual mailed surveys between 2006 and 2008 and completed by patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancers.

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