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What's New in Cancer Research?

Cancer is not just one disease; it is many.The latest advances in genetics, immunology and cellular biology  are paving the way to better treatments (and perhaps even a few cures) for all of them 

A New Ally against Cancer: Vaccines

The FDA recently okayed the first therapeutic cancer vaccine, and other drugs that enlist the immune system against tumors are under study

October 1, 2011 — Eric von Hofe

Cancer: The March on Malignancy

New research into how and why tumors form, grow and spread is producing better screening tests and more effective remedies with fewer side effects

June 19, 2014
Introduction to the Hallmarks of Cancer

Introduction to the Hallmarks of Cancer

In 2000, Robert Weinberg and Douglas Hanahan published a review article in the journal Cell titled “The Hallmarks of Cancer“. It was a seminal paper in every sense of the word; downloaded 20,000 times a year between 2004 and 2007, with over 15,000 citations in other research papers...

September 11, 2013 — Buddhini Samarasinghe

Mapping the Cancer Genome

Pinpointing the genes involved in cancer will help chart a new course across the complex landscape of human malignancies

March 1, 2007 — Francis S. Collins and Anna D. Barker

Stem Cells: The Real Culprits in Cancer?

A dark side of stem cells--their potential to turn malignant--is at the root of a handful of cancers and may be the cause of many more. Eliminating the disease could depend on tracking down and destroying these elusive killer cells...

July 1, 2006 — Michael F. Clarke and Michael W. Becker

Cancer Clues from Pet Dogs

Studies of pet dogs with cancer can offer unique help in the fight against human malignancies while also improving care for man's best friend

December 1, 2006 — David J. Waters and Kathleen Wildasin
What Do Your Tumor Genes Say About Your Prospects? The Quest, Part 7

What Do Your Tumor Genes Say About Your Prospects? The Quest, Part 7

In the past couple of months, three people have told me that they or someone they love has cancer. Fortunately in each case, the tumors were caught early and some combination of surgery and radiation was all the treatment that was likely to be needed...

June 9, 2014 — Christine Gorman

Fighting Cancer with Physics

Rakesh K. Jain, director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology in the radiation oncology department of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, talks about his article in the February issue of Scientific American about interfering with extracellular matrix as a way to increase the efficacy of cancer therapy 


January 27, 2014 — Steve Mirsky


They are genes that cause cancer. They were first found in viruses, but their evolutionary history implies that normal vertebrate cells have genes whose abnormal expression can lead to cancerous growth...

March 1, 1982 — J. Michael Bishop
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