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Animal Study Finds High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations

Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by...
3-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Subtle Molecular Changes Along the Upper Digestive Tract Could Guide Cancer Therapy

Based on a new molecular study of tissues biopsied from various parts of the upper digestive tract, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified significant, if subtle, differences in gene mutations and other...
26-Jun-2017 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Patients with Advanced Melanoma

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Until recently, melanomas that had spread to the brain could only be treated with surgery and radiation therapy. And even with treatment, patients typically lived only a median of four months. However, patients like Kathy Roberts now have...
26-Jun-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Deficiencies in Repair of DNA Identified in Many Types of Solid Tumors

A new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing cancer.
14-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Counterintuitive Finding That Could Benefit Younger Colorectal Cancer Patients

Younger colon cancer patients appear to have more than three times as many mutations in their tumors as older patients, which could lead to more effective treatment decisions, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
14-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Number of Mutations in a Tumor Varies by Age and Type of Cancer

A team of investigators led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that the tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient’s cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors.
14-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful When Paired with Lung Cancer Screening

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The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.
8-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding When Eating Soy Might Help or Harm in Breast Cancer Treatment

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact – positive and negative – that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment.
26-Jan-2017 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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