News tagged with heterogeneity

Herding cancer cells to their death

An advanced tumor is a complex ecosystem. Though derived from a single cell, it evolves as it grows until it contains several subspecies of cells that vary dramatically in their genetic traits and behaviors. This cellular ...

Jun 20, 2013
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Cancer's many faces examined in new study

(Medical Xpress)—This year, according to the American Cancer Society, some 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Some of these patients will succumb to the disease, while ...

Jun 07, 2013
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Statins may lower esophageal cancer risk

(HealthDay)—Statins may lower the risk of esophageal cancer, particularly in patients with Barrett's esophagus, according to a review published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Jun 06, 2013
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Quantifying heterogeneity in breast cancer

A variety of mutations may give rise to breast cancer, but scientists generally assume that it starts off with just a few. That's because later-stage breast cancers tend to have more mutations—they are more heterogeneous—than ...

Apr 09, 2013
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