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Is ‘junk DNA’ a key to killing cancer cells?

Is ‘junk DNA’ a key to killing cancer cells?

October 20, 2021

Rochester biologists show how a selfish genetic element called retrotransposons that can cause tumors may also trigger the death of cancer cells.

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Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

Listening to family stories helps cancer researchers identify gaps in care

March 27, 2019

A Wilmot Cancer Institute study of more than 90 families and caregivers looked for common threads about their loved one’s final transition from active treatment to death and dying.

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Cancer ‘fight’ may keep men from palliative care

Cancer ‘fight’ may keep men from palliative care

July 10, 2018

According to a University of Rochester Medical Center study, men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, and may view palliative options as a sign of “giving up.”

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Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence

Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence

May 8, 2018

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study led by the Medical Center.

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Why do naked mole rats live long, cancer-free lives?

Why do naked mole rats live long, cancer-free lives?

February 6, 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.

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Research is changing the game for melanoma treatment

Research is changing the game for melanoma treatment

February 1, 2018

Some Wilmot Cancer Institute patients with advanced melanoma may have longer disease-free survival thanks to new drug treatment options tested by Rochester researchers.

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Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

Pancreatic tumors may require a one-two-three punch

January 15, 2018

Wilmot Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that a three-drug combination can simultaneously target the cancer cells as well as the other harmful, inflammatory cells within the tumor.

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Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

Newest data links inflammation to chemo-brain

December 14, 2017

Chemo-brain, or cancer-related cognitive impairment, is estimated to impact 80 percent of people in treatment. A new Medical Center study shows that inflammation in the blood plays a key role.

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Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

Rochester chemists find new means to ‘block’ cancer cell growth

October 31, 2017

A pathway that enables embryonic cells to develop into different organs can be reactivated by cancer cells. A cyclic peptide has been found that can block the activation of this pathway, and is also less likely to trigger resistance in cancer cells.

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‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

October 25, 2017

A Medical Center team recently received a $3.8 million grant to continue their investigation of an innovative technology that could lead to preventative treatments for radiation damage in patients.

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