Oncogene

Oncogene is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group addressing cancer cell genetics and the structure and function of oncogenes.

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
History
1987-present
Website
http://www.nature.com/onc
Impact factor
7.414 (2010)

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Oncology & Cancer

Melanoma of the eye: Preclinical tests show path toward treatment

Uveal melanoma, or UM, is a rare and deadly cancer of the eye, and the mortality rate has remained unimproved for 40 years. Half of the melanomas spread to other organs of the body, causing death in less than a year, so new ...

Oncology & Cancer

A new approach to metastatic melanoma discovered

Combining chemotherapy and BRAF oncogene inhibitors is an effective strategy for fighting metastatic melanoma, the leading cause of death from skin cancer in the world. This has been demonstrated in a study by researchers ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Suffocating' cancer: Improved melanoma immunotherapy

Hypoxia, or the inadequate oxygenation of a tissue, is a condition occurring frequently in all solid tumors such as melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma cells are not only able to survive oxygen deprivation, but also to use it ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeting drug-resistant breast cancer with estrogen

Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) hope to make estrogen therapy a more accessible treatment option for breast cancer patients who could benefit from it. Anti-estrogen ...

Oncology & Cancer

New insight into how cancer spreads

Breast cancer is harmful enough on its own, but when cancer cells start to metastasize—or spread into the body from their original location—the disease becomes even more fatal and difficult to treat.

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