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Massachussetts General-developed device monitors key step in development of tumor metastases
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/19/2014) - A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumor to invade other tissues and form metastases.

NIH announces the launch of 3 integrated precision medicine trials; ALCHEMIST is for patients with certain types of early-stage lung cancer
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 08/18/2014) - The Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trials, or ALCHEMIST, will identify early-stage lung cancer patients with tumors that harbor certain uncommon genetic changes and evaluate whether drug treatments targeted against those changes can lead to improved survival.
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Fred Hutchinson researchers report new findings related to patients with hard-to-treat head and neck cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/15/2014) - The scientists are using the technology in larger screens to look for more drug targets in head and neck, breast and pancreatic cancer.

UT San Antonio researchers find that NSAIDs may lower breast cancer recurrence rate in overweight and obese women
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/15/2014) - Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Massey Cancer Center researchers identify protein that blocks benefits of vitamin A cancer therapy
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/15/2014) - Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center demonstrated that a protein known as AEG-1 blocks the effects of retinoic acid in leukemia and liver cancer.

Roswell Park researchers identify priority targets for immunotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/14/2014) - Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have found that the expression pattern of a unique class of tumor-associated antigens, known as the MAGE cancer-testis antigens, correlates with clinical outcome in epithelial ovarian cancer.

Hopkins researchers find that injected bacteria can shrink tumors in rats, dogs and humans
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/14/2014) - A modified version of the Clostridium novyi bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers.

Stanford researchers uncover cancer-causing mechanism in mice that is also behind powerful human oncogene
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/12/2014) - Suppressing the expression of just five genes can mimic the effect of a powerful cancer-causing protein called Myc.

UT Southwestern mouse study pinpoints gene likely to promote childhood cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/12/2014) - A study conducted with mice was designed to model childhood cancers. If the findings prove to be applicable to humans, the research could lead to new strategies for targeting certain childhood cancers at a molecular level.

UCSD mouse study looks at how breast cancer usurps the powers of mammary stem cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 08/12/2014) - Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.

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