Cancer

Research Reveals Cell-Free DNA Accurately Correlates with Breast Cancer DNA

A recent pilot study done at Chronix Biomedical and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has revealed that breast cancer patients can be monitored for cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in their blood samples.  This group of researchers has demonstrated that these samples accurately correlate with breast cancer.

 

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Mouse Study Sheds Light On Why Some Cancer Vaccines Fail

In the quest for better cancer medicines, vaccines that treat rather than prevent disease are getting lots of attention. More than 90 clinical trials have tested therapeutic vaccines in cancer patients, but the results have been a mixed bag. A recent study in mice suggests that changing a traditional ingredient in the vaccines could make a big difference.

Groomers Are The 1st Line of Defense Against Cancer

8-year-old Miami orangutan undergoes human chemotherapy to treat cancer

Peanut, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is not the first great ape to be treated for cancer like a human. An orangutan with advanced stage cancer at the National Zoo in Washington had surgery to remove a cancerous intestinal tumor in 2000. In 2009, two female gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo underwent radiation therapy. All three cases involved much older apes, in their 30s or 40s, and all had to be euthanized.

 

Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role

Now scientists have discovered a vital clue to unraveling these riddles. The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave.

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Channel 12 Pet Talk - featuring Dr. Gerald Post, Carol Ferrucci and Bear

Pet Talk - featuring Dr. Gerald Post, Carol Ferrucci and Bear a long-term cancer survivor. Bear has been a Veterinary Cancer Center patient since May 2010. Watch his amazing story!

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