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CRISPR Efficiency Tied to Cancer-Causing Process

By Kerry Grens | June 11, 2018

Two studies find the genome-editing technique works best when cells have a faulty DNA-damage response that’s frequently present in cancers.  

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EPA to Limit Assessments of Toxic Chemical Risks

By Ashley Yeager | June 8, 2018

Reducing the evaluation to only direct contact, rather than including environmental exposures, could leave damaging substances on the market, critics say.

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image: A T-Cell Tweak Combats Advanced Breast Cancer

A T-Cell Tweak Combats Advanced Breast Cancer

By Ashley Yeager | June 5, 2018

The immunotherapy eliminated a woman’s metastatic lesions and kept her disease-free for two years.

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image: Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Melanoma, Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Melanoma, Lung Cancer

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 4, 2018

Merck’s Keytruda extended the lives of lung cancer patients by several months and appeared to stop the progression of advanced melanoma.  

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The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.

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image: Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable

Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 22, 2018

Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children.

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image: Immunotherapy More Effective in Men: Study

Immunotherapy More Effective in Men: Study

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2018

Women with metastatic cancer who were treated with a checkpoint inhibitor had a smaller benefit than did men.

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Sequencing of a single gene can spot patients with a dangerous form of mycosis fungoides better than other prognostic tests.  

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image: Salk Institute Suspends Cancer Scientist Inder Verma

Salk Institute Suspends Cancer Scientist Inder Verma

By Ashley Yeager | April 23, 2018

The prominent researcher has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into unspecified allegations.

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image: Mitochondrial DNA Plays a Role in Metastasis

Mitochondrial DNA Plays a Role in Metastasis

By Kerry Grens | April 18, 2018

Experiments in mice show that mitochondria, both within the tumor and beyond, can make the difference between promoting or inhibiting cancer spread.

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