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Blood Tumor Markers May Warn When Lung Cancer Patients Are Progressing on Targeted Treatments

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that monitoring levels of blood tumor markers may predict when a lung cancer patient is progressing on targeted treatments.
6-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Approach to Genetic Testing Matches Lung Cancer Patient with Life-Saving Drug

A University of Colorado Cancer Center case study published today in the journal JCO Precision Oncology tests for alterations in many genes simultaneously, matching stage IV lung cancer patient with life-saving drug
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

On the Other Hand, the Immune System Can Also CAUSE Cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center paper describes how immune response designed to scramble HPV DNA can scramble human DNA as well, sometimes in ways that cause cancer.
23-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Stronger Initial Response to Cancer Treatment Predict Longer Overall Survival?

It seems like such a simple question: Do patients whose tumors shrink more in response to targeted treatment go on to have better outcomes than patients whose tumors shrink less? But the implications of a recent study demonstrating this relationship...
14-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fat Rats Show Why Breast Cancer May Be More Aggressive in Patients with Obesity

In an animal model of obesity and breast cancer, tumor cells in obese animals but not lean animals had especially sensitive androgen receptors, allowing these cells to magnify growth signals from the hormone testosterone.
7-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Refuting the Idea That Mutations Cause Cancer


Writing today in the journal Cancer Research, James DeGregori, PhD, deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center offers evidence that it is forces of evolution driven by natural selection acting in the ecosystem of the body that, in...
31-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Breast Cancer Driver, HER2, in 3 Percent of Lung Cancers


The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium at the University of Colorado Cancer Center reports this week in the journal Cancer that 24 of 920 patients (3 percent) with advanced-stage lung cancer had mutations in the gene HER2. Seventy-one percent of these...
27-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CU Cancer Center Study May Explain Failure of Retinoic Acid Trials Against Breast Cancer


University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online ahead of print in the journal Oncogene offers compelling evidence explaining failure of retinoic acid trials against breast cancer and offers a possible strategy for their use.
25-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Will One Bad Sunburn Give You Skin Cancer?


27-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Oncologists: How to Talk With Your Pathologist About Cancer Molecular Testing


An education session presented today at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2014 details the challenges of collaboration between oncologists and pathologists in the context of molecular testing patient tumor samples.
30-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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