News tagged with cancer development

'Junk DNA' could spotlight breast and bowel cancer

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a group of genetic rogue elements, produced by DNA sequences commonly known as 'junk DNA', could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer. Their research, funded by ...

dateJan 05, 2010 in Genetics
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Researchers prove key cancer theory

Mayo Clinic researchers have proven the longstanding theory that changes in the number of whole chromosomes -- called aneuploidy -- can cause cancer by eliminating tumor suppressor genes. Their findings, which appear in the ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Cancer
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Random DNA mix-ups not so random in cancer development

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism that may help explain how chromosomal translocations - the supposedly random shuffling of large chunks of DNA that frequently lead to cancer - ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Cancer
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Tissue tension regulates tumor progression

(PhysOrg.com) -- UCSF scientists have shown for the first time that the rigidity of a tissue can induce cancer. The research team identified an enzyme that is crucial for regulating tissue stiffness and demonstrated that ...

dateNov 23, 2009 in Cancer
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Poor countries see troubling rise in breast cancer

(AP) -- Nurses were training women in rural Mexico to examine their breasts for cancer when one raised her hand to object. If she lost her breast, Harvard public health specialist Felicia Knaul recalls the woman saying, ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Cancer
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Possible origins of pancreatic cancer revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer. They also found that tumors can form in other, more mature pancreatic cell types, but only when they ...

dateNov 02, 2009 in Cancer
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