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Researchers identify protein governing platinum resistant ovarian cancer

Researchers identify protein governing platinum resistant ovarian cancer 1

The extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) protein is an important mechanism behind platinum-resistance in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to a study from a research team at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. The study, which is the first to provide clinical evidence confirming a link between ERK and hypoxia-inducible factor …

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    Could microorganisms in poop help treat the deadliest form of skin cancer?

    Could microorganisms in poop help treat the deadliest form of skin cancer? 2

    Fecal transplant capsules being prepared in the lab at Lawson Health Research Institute. Credit: Lawson Health Research Institute A multidisciplinary team at Lawson Health Research Institute is exploring whether fecal transplants can improve outcomes in melanoma patients treated with immunotherapy. Immunotherapy drugs stimulate a person’s immune system to attack and …

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      Study finds lack of racial diversity in cancer drug clinical trials

      Study finds lack of racial diversity in cancer drug clinical trials 3

      New research published this week in JAMA Oncology has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs. The study—conducted by researchers from UBC, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle and Baylor University in Texas—raises concerns …

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        More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea

        More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea 4

        Ludger Grote, Adjunct Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, specializing in sleep medicine, at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Credit: Photo: Johan Wingborg/University of Gothenburg Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. No causal relationship is …

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          New test enhances ability to predict risk of developing cervical cancer in HPV-positive women

          New test enhances ability to predict risk of developing cervical cancer in HPV-positive women 9

          Papillomavirus particles in electron microscopy. Credit: © Institut Pasteur/Odile Croissant Ninety-nine percent of cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). More than 200 HPVs, some of which are associated with varying degrees ofcancer risk, complicate diagnosis and treatment. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, …

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            Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants

            Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants 10

            BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic variants are a clinically important risk factor for the development of ovarian and breast cancer, and women who carry these variants have a lifetime risk of ovarian cancer of 39%-44% and 11%-17%, respectively. “Given the substantial lifetime risk and high mortality of ovarian cancer in women …

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