Medical research

Changes detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has mapped out some of the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumors appear, which could have significant implications for the early detection ...

Oncology & Cancer

A new way to target cancers using 'synthetic lethality'

With advances in genome sequencing, cancer treatments have increasingly sought to leverage the idea of "synthetic lethality," exploiting cancer-specific genetic defects to identify targets that are uniquely essential to the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel therapy studied for inherited breast cancer

UT Health San Antonio researchers have discovered a novel way to kill cancers that are caused by an inherited mutation in BRCA1, the type of cancer for which actress Angelina Jolie had preventive double mastectomy and reconstructive ...

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