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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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Nuclear protein causes cancer to become more aggressive

Nuclear protein causes cancer to become more aggressive

September 27, 2016

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and deadly of childhood cancers, and Medical Center researchers have discovered that aggressive forms of the cancer contain a specific protein in their cells’ nuclei not found in more benign cases.

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As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

As leukemia evolves, stem cells hold keys to newer therapies

August 29, 2016

A study from the Wilmot Cancer Institute is believed to be the first to examine how leukemia stem cells change over time, and the first to look for several known gene biomarkers simultaneously.

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10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

June 7, 2016

Largely unreported in 2006 was the remarkable story of three Rochester virologists whose innovation, dedication, and perseverance resulted in the key breakthrough that lies at the heart of the first vaccine targeting the leading cause of cervical cancer.

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Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

Right dose of walking helps chemotherapy side effects

June 1, 2016

Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce pain and tingling in hands and feet due to chemotherapy—exercise.

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Experimental therapy shrinks pancreas tumors

Experimental therapy shrinks pancreas tumors

April 4, 2016

The results of an Wilmot Cancer Institute clinical trial for pancreatic cancer show that an experimental drug, coupled with chemotherapy, can control tumors well enough to make some patients eligible for surgery.

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Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

Tracking melanoma metastasis leads to key gene discovery

February 17, 2016

A Wilmot Cancer Institute investigator discovered a gene that’s required for the initiation of melanoma and the growth of disseminated melanoma cancer cells in the lungs.

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Local doctors, scientists excited to make cancer research a national priority

Local doctors, scientists excited to make cancer research a national priority

January 14, 2016

Jonathan Friedberg, a doctor at the Wilmot Cancer Center said the fact the president wants to make cancer research a national priority is exciting.

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What can frogs teach us about tumors?

What can frogs teach us about tumors?

January 4, 2016

The School of Medicine and Dentistry houses the largest research resource of South African clawed frogs in the world, and researchers in Rochester and around the globe are using this frog model to better understand the minute details of how tumors grow and how the body reacts.

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