Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88

The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.

The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.

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Watch a Trained Pup Detect Prostate Cancer From a Urine Sample
Watch a Trained Pup Detect Prostate Cancer From a Urine Sample
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
Good girl, Florin!
Dogs Are Teaching Machines to Sniff Out Cancer
Dogs Are Teaching Machines to Sniff Out Cancer
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers used dogs’ diagnoses of prostate cancer to inform a machine learning algorithm with the goal of one day detecting cancers with canine-level accuracy.
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Cracking Down on Cancer: A Profile of Owen Witte
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2020
Through his studies on cancer-causing viruses, the University of California, Los Angeles, professor has helped develop lifesaving treatments.
Cancer Researcher, Former AACR President Dies
Cancer Researcher, Former AACR President Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2017
Donald Coffey, a longtime professor at Johns Hopkins University, discovered the nuclear matrix within cells and its role in DNA replication.
Image of the Day: Cancer Calls
Image of the Day: Cancer Calls
The Scientist Staff | Mar 23, 2017
The proteins drebin and EB3 are part of a “homing pathway” that helps cancer cells move from the prostate into the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion
Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2016
The pharma giant is purchasing the San Francisco–based cancer drugmaker to boost its oncology portfolio.
Prostate Organoid from Stem Cells
Prostate Organoid from Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Jul 30, 2015
Researchers construct a 3-D cell model of the prostate gland and use it to show that BPA exposure may increase the risk of cancer in the organ.
Professional Marksman
Professional Marksman
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2015
Charles Sawyers, who began his research career just as the genetic details of human oncogenes were emerging, codeveloped Gleevec, the quintessential targeted cancer therapy.
Healthy Lifestyle Lengthens Telomeres?
Healthy Lifestyle Lengthens Telomeres?
Kate Yandell | Sep 18, 2013
Diet, exercise, and stress management may lengthen telomeres, a new study shows, though some scientists are skeptical.
The Role of Neurons in Cancer
The Role of Neurons in Cancer
Kate Yandell | Jul 15, 2013
Nerves growing in cancerous prostate glands appear to spur disease progression.
Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells
Chicken Virus Attacks Cancer Cells
Bob Grant | Apr 9, 2013
Researchers have genetically engineered a virus that is deadly to chickens and found that it can kill prostate cancer in vitro.
Cancer Gene Bonanza
Cancer Gene Bonanza
Ed Yong | Mar 27, 2013
International collaboration doubles the number of genetic regions associated with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.
Surprise XMRV Retraction
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 21, 2012
The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.
Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews
Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2012
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Paper Retracted Following Lawsuit
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 5, 2012
Research funded in part by a biotech was retracted after a lawsuit claiming the work could not be replicated.
Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 2, 2011
Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 2, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Mummy Cancer
Mummy Cancer
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 28, 2011
Researchers diagnose the second oldest known case of prostate cancer in a two-thousand-year-old-Egyptian mummy.