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Lung cancer clues found in downstream pathway

Despite the promise of the gene KRAS as a target for treating lung cancer, finding effective therapies has been challenging. Now researchers are traveling down the pathway to find what makes KRAS cancerous.

Jan 27, 2015
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Genetic test classifies kidney cancer

Singaporean researchers have developed a genetic test that can reliably identify different subtypes of a specific kind of kidney cancer. The test has the potential to improve treatment, as it can assess a ...

Jan 14, 2015
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New substance overcomes treatment-restistance in leukemia

Haematologists from Goethe University Frankfurt, working with a Russian pharmaceutical company, have developed a new active substance that effectively combats the most aggressive forms of Philadelphia chromosome-positive ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Funding to investigate an alternative to chemotherapy

Professor Simon Rule, Professor in Haematology at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Consultant Haematologist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has been awarded a significant grant by Cancer ...

Nov 26, 2014
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Kinase

In chemistry and biochemistry, a kinase is a type of enzyme that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific substrates, a process referred to as phosphorylation. Kinases are part of the larger family of phosphotransferases. Kinases are not to be confused with phosphorylases, which carry out phosphorolysis, the breaking of a bond using an inorganic phosphate group; or with phosphatases, which remove phosphate groups.

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