Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 13, 2003
Cadmium exposure and risk of breast cancer: Is there a relationship?
For the first time, there is scientific evidence that exposure to cadmium, a naturally occurring metal, may be a direct risk factor for developing breast cancer in a woman and her unborn baby.

AACR forum to discuss stem cells and cancer research: Public policy issues
To help put the research into a public policy context as it relates to cancer, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has assembled a group of eminent scientists to speak at a Forum during its Annual Meeting.

New target for skin cancer confirmed
A University of Minnesota study has confirmed the pivotal role of an enzyme known as JNK2 in the development of nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Studies demonstrate differing response from left and right colon tumors
Significant genetic differences exist between tumors of the right and left side of the colon, according to data presented today at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and these distinctions should be considered for future research and treatment.

Genetics pioneer from the Bronx wins Gruber Prize
Gruber Prize winner Dr David Botstein is using the latest gene technology to understand how to target breast cancer therapy better.

Straight talk: Adult and embryonic stem cells and the future of research
At an American Association for Cancer Research forum designed to provide straight talk on what's known -- and what isn't known -- about the primitive precursor cells that act as a reservoir of new cells in the body, Johns Hopkins' Curt Civin, M.D., will lead a discussion about stem cell research and policy and their relation to cancer research.
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