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Obesity inhibits key cancer defense mechanism

Obesity is a known risk factor for certain types of cancer, including colon, pancreatic and breast cancer. Studies have shown its role in promoting tumor growth and malignant progression. But its role in cancer initiation ...

Apr 26, 2018
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Do prostate cancer cells have an Achilles' heel?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe new ways to selectively kill prostate cancer cells by exploiting the cells' revved-up metabolism. They report their findings in the online journal, eLife.

Apr 25, 2018
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Preserving fertility during chemotherapy

Many chemotherapeutics act by damaging the DNA. Since cancer cells divide more often than most normal cells, they are more sensitive to DNA-damaging agents. One exception are oocytes. To prevent birth defects, they initiate ...

Apr 18, 2018
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