Oncology & Cancer

Synonymous genetic alterations: Not 'silent' at all

The so-called "silent" or "synonymous" genetic alterations do not result in altered proteins. But they can nevertheless influence numerous functions of the cell and thus also disease processes. Scientists from the German ...

Oncology & Cancer

Aggressiveness of acute myeloid leukemia elucidated

Antoine Peters and colleagues at the Basel University Children's Hospital (UKBB) have discovered why acute leukemias with the same genetic abnormality vary in their aggressiveness based on their cellular origin. They found ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds breast and ovarian cancer may have similar origins

While breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide, ovarian cancer also is a significant source of mortality as the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women. These facts reflect the continued ...

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