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Phenotypic Variation in Cancer Cells Often Not Due to Mutations
Most differences in gene expression among cells within a tumor are likely due to environment or noise, a study suggests. 
Phenotypic Variation in Cancer Cells Often Not Due to Mutations
Phenotypic Variation in Cancer Cells Often Not Due to Mutations

Most differences in gene expression among cells within a tumor are likely due to environment or noise, a study suggests. 

Most differences in gene expression among cells within a tumor are likely due to environment or noise, a study suggests. 

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Internal Clock Disruptions Increase Colon Cancer Risk in Mice
Shafaq Zia | Aug 19, 2022 | 3 min read
Disturbing circadian rhythms in organoids and mice increases intestinal tumor growth, findings that may explain a recent rise in colon cancer among young adults, the researchers behind the work say.
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The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019 | 1 min read
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Cancer Cells Increase DNA Mutations to Evade Treatment
Abby Olena, PhD | Nov 7, 2019 | 3 min read
Colorectal tumor cells limit their DNA repair in response to a targeted therapy, giving them a greater chance to develop resistance to the drug.
Image of the Day: Patient-Derived Organoids
Emily Makowski | Oct 10, 2019 | 1 min read
Three-dimensional tissue cultures grown from cancer patients’ own tumors can predict responses to the drug irinotecan.
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There’s a Troubling Rise in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 26, 2019 | 7 min read
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.
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Henry Lynch, Leader in Cancer Genetics, Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 7, 2019 | 2 min read
The Creighton University researcher discovered the genetic basis of hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019 | 4 min read
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
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Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 18, 2019 | 1 min read
Organoids grown from a mouse’s colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2018 | 2 min read
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.
Latest Reproducibility Project Study Fails to Replicate
Kerry Grens | Mar 13, 2018 | 2 min read
Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Jim Daley | Jan 21, 2018 | 2 min read
The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.
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