News tagged with gene mutation

I-SPY 2 study speeds up treatment for breast cancer

A clinical trial that aims to speed up the study of new treatments for certain subtypes of breast cancer now has a designated study site at the Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center at the University of Colorado Hospital.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cancer
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Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

An imbalance of salt and water in patients with cystic fibrosis makes their lungs clog up with sticky mucus that is prone to infection. The cause of the offending imbalance is a well-known genetic error, one that blocks the ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Coping with genetic predisposition to cancer

Kelly Metcalfe, a professor at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, focuses her research on a unique population of women faced with some really tough decisions and helps them reach satisfactory conclusions.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Cancer
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