Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Colorectal tumor cells limit their DNA repair in response to a targeted therapy, giving them a greater chance to develop resistance to the drug.
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment

Colorectal tumor cells limit their DNA repair in response to a targeted therapy, giving them a greater chance to develop resistance to the drug.

Colorectal tumor cells limit their DNA repair in response to a targeted therapy, giving them a greater chance to develop resistance to the drug.

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There’s a Troubling Rise in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults
There’s a Troubling Rise in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 26, 2019
Some experts blame our modern, sugary diet, while others think that gut microbiome changes and sedentary lifestyles may play a role. Altogether, the causes are far from clear.
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 7, 2019
The Creighton University researcher discovered the genetic basis of hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.
US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 9, 2019
Better treatment and diagnoses have helped more people survive, but economic disparities in outcomes for some preventable cancers have gotten worse.
Locally-Injected Immunotherapy Eradicates Tumors in Mice
Locally-Injected Immunotherapy Eradicates Tumors in Mice
Diana Kwon | Feb 1, 2018
The treatment also curbed the growth of nearby metastases that did not receive the drug.
<em>Streptococcus gallolyticus</em> Spurs Colorectal Tumor Growth in Mice
Streptococcus gallolyticus Spurs Colorectal Tumor Growth in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jul 14, 2017
The bacteria also promoted the growth of human colon cancer cells in a dish.
Gut Organoid Transplants Produce Colorectal Cancer in Mice
Gut Organoid Transplants Produce Colorectal Cancer in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 30, 2017
By implanting patient- or rodent-derived mini-guts into mice, scientists can rapidly create more-accurate murine models of the disease
Next Generation: Mobile Microscope Detects DNA Sequences
Next Generation: Mobile Microscope Detects DNA Sequences
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2017
A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.