cancer biology
DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk
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
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
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
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
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
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
TS Picks: June 6, 2016
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2016
American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition 
Speaking of Cancer Research
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?
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
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.