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NCI study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 23:00

A new NCI study identifies genes in cancer cells that are necessary for them to be killed by T cells, and therefore could be partially responsible for why immunotherapy doesn’t work in some patients.

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NCI study shows feasibility of cancer screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:00

A new NCI study demonstrates the feasibility of a comprehensive screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that leads to a higher risk of developing certain cancers.

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NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:00

The nationwide precision medicine trial will enroll children and adolescents with advanced cancers that haven’t responded to standard therapy to explore treatments targeted at specific genetic mutations.

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TCGA study of liver cancer reveals potential targets for therapy

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 23:00

Only two drugs are FDA-approved for liver cancer. This study of hepatocellular carcinoma found genetic alterations in tumors—including mutations in tumor-suppressing genes and high expression of immune checkpoint genes—that could be targets for drugs that already exist.

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Study estimates number of U.S. women living with metastatic breast cancer

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 23:00

A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing. This is likely due to the aging of the U.S. population and improvements in treatment.

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