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  • Ian Cree, Warwick Medical School, Coventry
  • Shoukat Dedhar, British Columbia Cancer Agency
  • John A Hartley, University College London
  • Manami Inoue, University of Tokyo
  • Ferdinando Mannello, University Carlo Bo of Urbino
  • Christophe Nicot, Kansas University Medical Center
  • Stephen P Povoski, The Ohio State University
  • Charles Rosser, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  • Dirk Vordermark, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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    High throughput diagnostics

    A gene panel developed for ion semi-conductor sequencing for the genotyping of colon and lung cancer allows the fast, cost-effective and accurate stratification of patients in a clinical settings.

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:26
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    Cancer risk by ethnicity in England

    Analysis of cancer incidence data in England reveals that risk of breast and gynaecological cancers varies by ethnic group but groups typically grouped together are not homogenous with regards to their cancer risk.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:979
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    MicroRNAs in prostate cancer

    Benjamin Jackson and colleagues review our current understanding of the functional consequences of microRNA dysregulation in the development of prostate cancer, and the identification of potential microRNA targets as serum biomarkers.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:930
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    APP promotes breast cancer aggressiveness

    The overexpression in breast cancer cells of Amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP), involved in Alzheimer’s disease, is linked to tumorigenicity and invasion, and APP may serve as a target for breast cancer therapy.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:928
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    Bevacizumab for elderly with mCRC

    Administration of bevacizumab plus chemotherapy in medically fit elderly German patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) proves effective in measures of progression-free status and overall survival in a large community-based observational cohort study.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:761
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    Epigenetic drug for endometrial cancer

    A compound that reversibly inhibits lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) causes global changes in histone methylation and displays anti-tumor effects on poorly differentiated endometrial carcinoma cell lines and in an orthotopic xenograft mouse model.

    BMC Cancer 2014, 14:752



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