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Less chemotherapy may have more benefit in rectal cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 2020 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium shows patients with locally advanced rectal cancer receiving lower-than-recommended doses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in fact saw their tumors shrink...
30-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows healthy form of the leukemia-causing gene MLL may push pluripotent stem cells (which have proven difficult to use in human patients) to become durable hematopoietic stem cells (which are usable in...
16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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University of Colorado Cancer Center named National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence

Due in part to advanced surgical techniques, more effective medicines, and a multidisciplinary approach to treating the disease, University of Colorado Cancer Center is able to operate on 30+ percent of pancreatic cancer patients, nearly double the...
9-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Plant-derived SVC112 hits cancer stem cells, leaves healthy cells alone

Study shows Colorado drug SVC112 stops production of proteins that cancer stem cells need to survive and grow
8-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tarloxotinib “very promising” against NRG1-fusion cancers

University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 shows that the clinical-stage drug, tarloxotinib, is active against NRG1-fusion cancers, in addition to the HER2/EGFR...
28-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Treatment guidelines for breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Article recently published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal formalizes the treatment strategy for this diagnosis, offering clear guidelines for plastic and oncologic surgeons.
12-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers

University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Oncogene shows that while estrogen doesn’t directly affect triple-negative breast cancer cells, it can affect surrounding brain cells in ways that promote cancer cell migration...
7-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Leaders meet in Colorado to set research agenda for early-onset colorectal cancer

While overall rates of colorectal cancer are down, the rate of young people getting the disease is up 22 percent over two decades. International leaders meet in Colorado to set the research agenda to figure out why.
1-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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The mission of the University of Colorado Cancer Center is to discover, develop and deliver breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention that improve cancer care locally, nationally and globally. These efforts form the basis of a comprehensive spectrum of translational prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and outreach programs and provide a framework for training the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians.


Garth Sundem
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