Tag: cancer

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

March 26, 2015

A University team found a way to make chemotherapy more effective by exposing cancer cells to a molecule that inhibits NMD (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay) prior to treatment with doxorubicin, a drug used to treat leukemia, breast, bone, lung and other cancers.

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Do naked mole rats hold the key to defeating cancer? Ugly rodents produce hybrid protein that prevents tumour growth

Do naked mole rats hold the key to defeating cancer? Ugly rodents produce hybrid protein that prevents tumour growth

February 5, 2015

The researchers hope it may now be possible to use this newly discovered protein to develop new treatments that can help stop cancers from spreading or even developing in the first place.

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An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

February 4, 2015

Naked mole rats are small, hairless, subterranean rodents that have never been known to get cancer despite having a 30-year lifespan. A new protein discovered by biologist Vera Gorbunova may help explain why.

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FDA approves breast imaging system

FDA approves breast imaging system

February 4, 2015

After more than a decade of development and data-gathering — including breast scans on nearly 700 women and 79 patents issued — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Koning Breast CT breast-cancer imaging system invented by a Medical Center professor.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute a destination in fight against deadly disease

Wilmot Cancer Institute a destination in fight against deadly disease

January 16, 2015

Four decades into the nation’s ‘war on cancer,’ the Wilmot Cancer Institute and its director Jonathan Friedberg prepare for the next era in the fight.

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Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

Film, discussion raise awareness of women’s reproductive cancers

December 18, 2014

Music is an approachable way for patients to express the emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis and treatment, said panelist Rosemary Obi, a licensed music therapist at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute researcher wins $2.3M award

Wilmot Cancer Institute researcher wins $2.3M award

October 7, 2014

Brain biologist Michelle Janelsins is a recipient of the five-year NIH grant as a winner of the 2014 NIH Directors New Innovators Award. She is one of 49 young research scientists nationally to win the prize.

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Cancer researcher awarded $18M to study cancer-related side effects

Cancer researcher awarded $18M to study cancer-related side effects

September 18, 2014

The National Cancer Institute grant, award to Principal Investigator Gary R. Morrow, funds a leadership role in a nationwide clinical research network to investigate cancer-related side effects.

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Wilmot Cancer Institute receives $18.5 million grant

Wilmot Cancer Institute receives $18.5 million grant

September 18, 2014

The National Cancer Institute has awarded an $18.5 million grant to the University of Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, officials said Thursday.

Marked for the institute’s Cancer Control and Survivorship program, the five-year grant will fund a study of cancer-related side effects.

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Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age, biologists find

Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age, biologists find

September 9, 2014

Biologists Vera Gorbunova and Andei Seluanov have discovered one reason for the the increase in DNA damage as we age: the primary repair process begins to fail and is replaced by one that is less accurate.

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