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DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 23, 2017
A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.
Non-Chromosomal DNA Drives Tumor Evolution
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 8, 2017
Researchers discover that short pieces of DNA harboring oncogenes are relatively widespread in cancer.
Lipids Take the Lead in Metastasis
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 20, 2017
Researchers find diverse ways that the molecules can regulate cancer’s spread.
Peter Nowell, Co-Discoverer of the Philadelphia Chromosome, Dies
Diana Kwon | Jan 9, 2017
The tumor biologist’s landmark discovery provided the first clear evidence that genetic mutations could lead to cancer, and gave rise to a crucial cancer drug.
FDA Approves Clinical Trials to Test Cuban Cancer Vaccine
Bob Grant | Oct 31, 2016
An early-stage study of the effectiveness of a lung-cancer vaccine developed by scientists in Cuba could start as early as next month.
Stem Cells Drive Cancer Risk in Mice
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2016
Mutations that arise during stem cell division contribute to the development of cancers in a variety of organs, according to a study.
TS Picks: June 6, 2016
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2016
American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition
Speaking of Cancer Research
Tanya Lewis, Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 20, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting
Running from Cancer?
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2016
At the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, researchers review the evidence that exercise has antitumor benefits.
Shooting for the Moon
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2016
Defeating cancer is many times more difficult than planting a flag on our lunar satellite.