BRCA Gene and Cancer Risk

Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Genetic research involving cancer has been ongoing since the 1980’s when scientists around the world sought to find a genetic link to breast cancer. In the early 1990’s, researchers at University of California Berkley found the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene or BRCA…

Detecting Circulating Tumor Cells just got easier with Soundwaves?

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Scientists are always looking for new and better ways to find out if cancer cells are present or moving through the body to a different site. These cancer cells are hard to find since usually so few of…

Introduction to Ovarian Cancer

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Illana A. Stanley, Ph.D. Introduction to Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer usually refers to ovarian epithelial carcinoma, by far the most common variety of ovarian malignancy. This malignancy is associated with the ovaries, the female reproductive organs where oocytes are stored and where release of…

CAR-T Cell Therapy

Isharpal Singh, MS Programming T Cells to kill Tumor Cells Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy have been considered as the cornerstones of cancer therapy for years. But with the advent of targeted therapies like Imatinib (Gleevec®) and Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) there has been a considerable shift in the standard treatments for…

Degronimids to degrade Oncoproteins

By IsharPal Singh, MS The past 20 years have brought an unprecedented increase in the accumulation of knowledge about cancer cells. The study of genomics has yielded a tremendous amount of data regarding the signaling cascades involved in cancerous cells. Yet, the increase in no. of deaths from cancer remind…

Gene Therapy to eradicate Prostate cancer

A Synergistic approach towards curing Prostate Cancer Cancer is one the leading cause of deaths worldwide with prostate cancer accounting for around 8 per cent of all the new cancer cases and 15 per cent in men. Despite recent advances in detection and treatment of prostate cancer, it still remains…

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