Oncology & Cancer

New model helps identify mutations that drive cancer

Cancer cells can have thousands of mutations in their DNA. However, only a handful of those actually drive the progression of cancer; the rest are just along for the ride.

Medical research

Inhibiting angiogenesis to treat cancer

Blood vessels are the body's essential architecture that exists in order to nurture cells with sufficient nutrients and oxygen. Angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels, is of great research interest in cancer ...

Genetics

Study finds 'super gene' shows promise for preventing obesity

Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 "super gene" that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about ...

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Tumor suppressor gene

A tumor suppressor gene, or antioncogene, is a gene that protects a cell from one step on the path to cancer. When this gene is mutated to cause a loss or reduction in its function, the cell can progress to cancer, usually in combination with other genetic changes.

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