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Protein identified in post-chemo cell death puzzle

Protein identified in post-chemo cell death puzzle

September 11, 2017

Researchers have identified a protein that is required for cell death after undergoing chemotherapy—at least, it appears, in male mice.

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Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

Cancer patients fare much worse after cardiac arrest

August 2, 2017

Patients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent—half the rate of patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the Medical Center.

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Can the sunshine vitamin help lymphoma patients?

Can the sunshine vitamin help lymphoma patients?

July 19, 2017

A new $3 million grant to the Wilmot Cancer Institute allows oncologists to evaluate whether adding vitamin D to standard therapy will help cancer patients live longer.

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Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

Study points to new way to slow cancer cell growth

May 25, 2017

Researchers from the Center for RNA Biology have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer.

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Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

Exercise beats medication in fighting cancer fatigue

March 2, 2017

Exercise or psychological therapy work better than medications to reduce cancer-related fatigue and should be recommended first to patients, according to a Wilmot Cancer Institute–led study published in JAMA Oncology.

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Chemo-brain among women with breast cancer is pervasive, study shows

Chemo-brain among women with breast cancer is pervasive, study shows

December 28, 2016

The largest study to date of memory and cognition problems related to chemotherapy shows that women with breast cancer report substantial issues lasting as long as six months after treatment.

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Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

Scientists find new gene tool for predicting course of prostate cancer

December 20, 2016

Researchers at the University’s Wilmot Cancer Institute and Roswell Park in Buffalo have discovered a possible new tool for predicting whether prostate cancer will reoccur following surgery based on the expression patterns of four genes.

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Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

Making radiotherapy better for cancer patients

December 6, 2016

A Medical Center study explains how the benefits of radiation can be hijacked by the treatment’s tendency to dampen the body’s immune response, and suggests that adding immunotherapy to radiotherapy improves treatment.

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Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

Seed grant enables researchers to try new approach to targeting leukemia

November 3, 2016

University researchers hope to improve the odds of surviving acute myeloid leukemia by loading a promising compound into nanoparticles that will target the inner recesses of bone marrow where leukemia stem cells lurk.

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Wilmot scientists exploit cell metabolism to attack cancer

Wilmot scientists exploit cell metabolism to attack cancer

October 12, 2016

Medical Center researchers have shown for the first time how cancer-causing mutations control and alter the way cancer cells biosynthesize and replicate.

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