New research helps to better define #breastcancer risk. Find out more from our RIOT team! … More Better defining breast cancer risk
DNA, once a mystery molecule to scientists, can now be closely studied and even edited to eliminate disease, as discussed in Siddhartha Mukherjee’s recent book, ‘The Gene.’ … More Mapping the past, present and future of genetics
Not all cancer cells look the same! A research group in Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has discovered that extrachromosomal DNA can explain how two cancer cells within a tumour are genetically different.These genetic differences may explain why some tumours are more resistant to drug therapy than other tumours. Check out this blog article for more information. … More Using extrachromosomal DNA to understand how cancer cells come in different colours
Learn about how scientists are trying to reattach the ‘brakes’ in tumor cells to stop them from continuously dividing. … More ‘Brake’-ing the cycle
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about the efforts scientists are making to improve treatment options for patients affected by this disease. … More Pancreatic Cancer … Where do we Stand?
Can we outrun cancer? Scientists debate over how much cancer risk is preventable … More Playing the Odds: How much can we reduce our risk of getting cancer?
Using viruses to fight cancer? Learn about the history of chemotherapy and a new treatment for Glioblastoma using the Zika Virus! … More Cell specificity: Targeting cancer cells and nothing else
The human genome has historically been an enigma to scientists. How much of it is important to cancer? Should we only focus on genes or is there something we’re missing? Here, Dr. Kinjal Desai tells us about ‘non-gene’ regions in the genome that are important to our understanding of breast cancer. … More Power in Pink! New Avenues of Research
Scientists are trying to unravel the complexities of Breast Cancer in order to develop more promising therapies for patients. Learn from Dr. Nathan Schachter, a post-doctoral fellow at SickKids, about his PhD work and what he discovered. … More Power in Pink! Tackling challenges of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women around the world. Although decades of research has taught us about the biology of the disease, it still remains a challenge to treat. We want to give you a glimpse into what roadblocks scientists face and what is being done to overcome them. Here, we start with a brief background on Breast Cancer. Check back for more posts!
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