By developing a new mouse model to study a poorly understood protein, researchers uncovered its link to metaplastic breast cancer, opening the door to better understanding of this challenging breast cancer subtype.
Nearly half of early stage breast cancer patients considered having double mastectomy and one in six received it – including many who were at low risk of developing a second breast cancer, a new study finds.
Researchers found that patients whose oropharyngeal cancer recurred had higher levels of antibodies for two proteins, E6 and E7, which are found in HPV-fueled cancers. The finding suggests a potential blood-based marker that could predict when cancer is likely to return.
Max S. Wicha, M.D., will receive the ninth annual Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. Wicha will present a special lecture as part of the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers.
Researchers have identified a protein that helps ovarian cancer cells multiply and spread. By blocking it with a new antibody agent, they could slow the cancer’s growth and stop it from metastasizing.
One of the earliest widespread applications of precision medicine in cancer care is helping patients and physicians decide whether chemotherapy is needed, a new study finds.
A transcription factor known as Snail1 can act as a “molecular bypass” that diminishes the natural tumor suppressing action of a gene called p53 in breast cancer patients, a new study finds.
As part of the Cancer Moonshot, representatives from government, academic, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies are launching a new partnership in pursuit of creating an open database for liquid biopsies to potentially accelerate the development of safe and effective blood profiling diagnostic technologies for patient benefit.
Julie C. Brabbs, MBA, was named Cancer Center chief administrative officer. She will also serve as associate director for administration for the center’s National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant.