Tag: cancer

Naked Mole Rats Cancer-resistant Chemical ID’d

Naked Mole Rats Cancer-resistant Chemical ID’d

June 19, 2013

The biologists’ focus on high molecular weight hyaluronan (HMW-HA) began after they noticed that a gooey substance in the naked mole rat culture was clogging the vacuum pumps and tubing.

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Lemonade Sweetens Fight Vs. Kids’ Cancer

Lemonade Sweetens Fight Vs. Kids’ Cancer

June 4, 2013

Researchers put down their beakers and syringes in favor of pitchers of lemonade—in the spirit of the little girl who made it all possible.

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Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

Genetic Signature of a Brain Cancer ID’d

June 3, 2013

Using human tissue samples representing the three principal stages of the cancer, the researchers were able to identify and isolate the cancer-inducing stem cells.

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Wilmot Adds Cancer Survivorship Program

Wilmot Adds Cancer Survivorship Program

May 28, 2013

The program offered by Wilmot Cancer Center will serve as the next step in a patient’s care once they have completed cancer treatment.

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Fighting Esophageal Cancer with WATS

Fighting Esophageal Cancer with WATS

May 20, 2013

Gastroenterologists at URMC have been using an innovative technology to detect precancerous cells and prevent progression of esophageal adenocarcinoma – the fastest growing form of cancer in the U.S.

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Tuning Tamoxifen Against Basal-like Breast Cancer

Tuning Tamoxifen Against Basal-like Breast Cancer

April 23, 2013

A powerful drug combination appears to selectively targets cancer cells while sparing normal cells; and it appears to cripple cancer stem cells.

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Study Aims to Curtail Chemo Queasiness

Study Aims to Curtail Chemo Queasiness

January 8, 2013

URMC researchers continue their quest to help cancer patients cope with nausea during chemotherapy by using relaxation techniques and acupressure wrist bands.

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EVENT: University Scientists Reverse Roles to Support National Foundation

June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Aids Childhood Cancer Research Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. is accustomed to receiving funding from foundations to support the research in her Therapeutic Biomaterials Lab. But this weekend, Benoit and her students will be the ones raising funds for a foundation. Benoit, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and her fellow researchers will be stepping […]

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