News tagged with cancer genomes
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and the University of British Columbia are excited over a discovery made while studying rare tumour types.
Cancer Dec 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a new mechanism by which colon cancer develops. By focusing on segments of DNA located between genes, or so-called "junk DNA," the ...
Genetics Apr 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
The first-ever published whole-genome sequences of not just one, but two supercentenarians, aged more than 114 years, reveal that both unusual and common genetic phenomena contribute to the genetic background of extreme human ...
Genetics Jan 03, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 0 |
For the first time, a specific microorganism has been found to be associated with human colorectal cancer. In two studies published online today in Genome Research, independent research teams have identified Fusobacterium in col ...
Cancer Oct 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
To speed progress against cancer and other diseases, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project today announced the largest-ever release of comprehensive human cancer ...
Genetics May 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Two new studies have found that large structural abnormalities in chromosomes, some of which have been associated with increased risk of cancer, can be detected in a small fraction of people without a ...
Genetics May 08, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have discovered an alternative mechanism for the extension of the telomere repeat sequence by DNA repair enzymes.
Medical research Nov 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Cancer is tough to kill and has many ways of evading the drugs used by oncologists to try and eliminate it.
Cancer Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are using powerful DNA sequencing technology not only to identify mutations at the root of a patient's tumor considered key to personalizing cancer ...
Cancer Apr 01, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Women with the deadliest and rarest form of breast cancer now have a chance of treatment where once their options were severely limited, thanks to a new discovery by George Mason University researchers.
Cancer Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
The pattern of genomic alterations in colon and rectal tissues is the same regardless of anatomic location or origin within the colon or the rectum, leading researchers to conclude that these two cancer types ...
Cancer Jul 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and is associated with exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV). Patients carrying the virus have a 100-fold greater risk of ...
Cancer Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Scientists have completed a comprehensive map of genetic mutations linked to an aggressive and lethal type of lung cancer.
Genetics Sep 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The latest genomic analysis of pancreatic tumors identified two new pathways involved in the disease, information that could be capitalized on to develop new and earlier diagnostic tests for the disease
Cancer Oct 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at UC Davis and the University of British Columbia have shed new light on methylation, a critical process that helps control how genes are expressed. Working with placentas, the team discovered that 37 percent ...
Genetics Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |