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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cancer Research: Link between bacterial 'biofilms' and colon cancer ♦ Haywire protein connected to breast cancer, leukemia ♦ Treatment strategy to 'checkmate' glioblastoma

Researchers connect haywire protein to breast cancer, leukemia. In the new study, the researchers found that too much of a key protein, called cyclin E, slows down DNA replication and introduces potentially harmful cancer-linked mutations when cells divide
Metabolic link between bacterial 'biofilms' and colon cancer found A team of scientists has uncovered a big clue to how bacteria may promote some colon cancers. The study used novel metabolomic technologies to reveal molecular evidence suggesting a vicious circle in which cancerous changes in colon cells promote the growth of bacterial conglomerations called biofilms, and biofilms in turn promote cancer development
Why almost half of patients opt out of comprehensive cancer testing Some at-risk patients opted out of comprehensive cancer gene screening when presented with the opportunity to be tested for the presence of genes linked to various cancers,. Concern for uncertainty and potential distress were cited among the most common reasons to refuse testing.
Biologist advances cancer research with new data analysis techniques Patience and persistence are beginning to pay off for one researcher whose research about the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer was started by identifying a large number of signaling proteins using mass spectrometry.
Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person's cancer have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often find a way around them. To address this, researchers identified a promising combinatorial approach to treating glioblastomas, the most common form of primary brain cancer.

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