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Nanomaterials have been used by researchers to pursue a systematic study of variables in xenograft models of both breast and ovarian human cancer. "The ultimate utility of anti-cancer nanoparticle technologies will depend in large part on their capacity to selectively home to cancer cells," explained the lead researcher. "Achieving optimal targeting of nanoparticles in clinically relevant scenarios remains a key challenge for researchers in this space."
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(MedPage Today) -- But procedure was linked to more leiomyosarcoma deaths.
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The idea seemed unthinkable: Inject children who are already gravely ill with a potent poison in an attempt to make them better. In 1947, a leukemia diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. It could kill a healthy child in just a few months.
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A newly-discovered, heritable genetic cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), namely mutation of the gene ETV6, has been discovered by researchers. "These people are born with a broken gene and it sets them up for leukemia," says an investigator. "The paper highlights this gene in the development of leukemia. By studying this mutation, we should be able to gather a better understanding of how leukemia develops."
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There are nearly 10,000 melanoma deaths in the U.S. each year, and while treatment advances have been made, a majority of melanoma patients will die from their disease. Building on these advances, investigators have demonstrated that removal of a gene involved in the cellular self-cannibalization process of autophagy could provide therapeutic benefit to patients with melanoma.
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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) -- adult cells reprogrammed back to an embryonic stem cell-like state--may better model the genetic contributions to each patient's particular disease. In a process called cellular reprogramming, researchers have taken mature blood cells from patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and reprogrammed them back into iPSCs to study the genetic origins of this rare blood cancer.
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A multi-disciplinary team of doctors and scientists has characterized the genetic changes associated with the spread of colorectal cancer to the liver. Most patients are initially diagnosed with an early stage disease. However, a proportion of these patients will develop a recurrence of the cancer (metastasis), typically in the liver, one to three years after their colon surgery. If identified early, the liver metastasis may be amenable to surgical removal, and cure may still be possible.
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A compound that delays leukemia in mice and effectively kills leukemia cells in human tissue samples has been developed by researchers, raising hopes that the drug could lead to improved treatments in people. The researchers call it an exciting 'new paradigm' for treating leukemia, they say.
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Leukemia cells from patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia, especially in the advanced stage, lack one of the proteins: the famous BRCA1. Importantly, the protein is not present even if the patient carries the proper, not mutated gene responsible for BRCA1 production.
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Hair loss is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment and can even deter some patients from undergoing life-saving chemotherapy.  But researchers are establishing the scientific basis for a rapidly-advancing scalp cooling technology that can ensure hair retention in a vast number of cases. 
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