Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Discover Link between Inherited Genetic Variations, Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with NSCLC have a poor prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of only 16 percent. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center hope to improve NSCLC patient...
1-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT
DNA can be damaged by different environmental insults, such as ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation, oxidative stress or certain drugs. If the DNA is not repaired, cells may begin growing uncontrollably, leading to the development of cancer....
30-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT
Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Develop New Method to Characterize the Structure of a Protein That Promotes Tumor Growth
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have developed a new method to identify a previously unknown structure in a protein called MDMX. MDMX is a crucial regulatory protein that controls p53 – one of the most commonly mutated genes in cancer.
13-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the number one cause of cancer-related mortality. It is estimated that more than 158,000 people will die from lung cancer in the United States this year. Many scientists believe that targeting...
7-Apr-2015 12:00 PM EDT
Moffitt Cancer Center Scientists Identify Genetic Alterations Associated with Risk of Prostate Cancer
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, working in collaboration with a team of scientists from around the world, have identified 22 genetic variations that are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
2-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Integrative Approaches Key to Understanding Cancer and Developing Therapies, Say Moffitt Cancer Center Scientists
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data. The use of integrative approaches enables scientists to study and model...
27-Mar-2015 2:00 PM EDT
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health...
26-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification of a key protein signaling...
27-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST