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Use of new systemic adjuvant therapy in gastrointestinal tumors increasing
A new study finds that the use of adjuvant systemic therapy for localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs ) has significantly increased over time and that patients treated with the therapy have better survival than those treated with surgery alone. View News Article (2015-03-03)


Researchers discover 'milk' protein that enables survival of the species
Australian researchers have discovered the protein MCL-1 is critical for keeping milk-producing cells alive and sustaining milk production in the breast.  View News Article (2015-03-03)


Promising new strategy to halt pancreatic cancer metastasis
Pancreatic cancer and its metastases might have their days numbered, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. View News Article (2015-03-02)


Moffitt researchers identify protein pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth
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 pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth and survival.  View News Article (2015-02-27)


Tumor location in colorectal cancer may influence survival
The two halves of the human colon have different embryonic origins and gene expression patterns, and these differences may also play a role in cancer biology, according to a study published February 24 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  View News Article (2015-02-25)


Size of biomarker associated with improved survival following transplantation
Among patients with severe aplastic anemia who received stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, longer leukocyte (white blood cells) telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) was associated with increased overall survival at 5 years. View News Article (2015-02-11)


Akt Pathway 'ramp ups' effects of transplanted umbilical cord cells used in stroke therapy
Researchers have known that transplanted human umbilical cord cells (HUCBCs) can have a restorative effect on the brain and brain function following a stroke. View News Article (2015-02-10)


Dartmouth researchers discover new mechanism of acquired resistance to breast cancer drugs
In the search for new approaches to treat ERBB2 (also known as HER2) positive breast cancers that have become drug-resistant, Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center investigator Manabu Kurokawa, PhD, led a team in discovery of a novel cancer resistance mechanism with findings published in Cell Cycle.  View News Article (2015-02-03)


Low sodium levels increases liver transplant survival benefit in the sickest patients
Researchers report that low levels of sodium in the blood, known as hyponatremia, increase the risk of dying for patients on the liver transplant waiting list. View News Article (2015-01-28)


MD Anderson study finds patients with metastatic colorectal cancer having less surgery
With the dawn of the modern era of new chemotherapeutic and biologic agents available for managing their disease, patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are undergoing less surgery for the removal of their primary tumors, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. View News Article (2015-01-15)

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