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    Novel mechanism in herpesvirus-induced malignancies

    Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus was found to dysregulate the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway within endothelial cells, which might be a novel mechanism in herpesvirus-induced malignancies.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:218
  • Ovarian cancer driver

    A combined analysis of immunohistochemical and genomic data for ovarian cancer reveals that PTEN loss is a common and prognostic driver event

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:526
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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
  • Functions of lncRNA HOTAIR in lung cancer

    Loewen et al. discuss how exploiting the role of long noncoding RNA HOTAIR in proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance in lung cancer cells could potentially diagnose and treat lung cancer.

    Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014, 7:90
  • Overestimation of methylation

    Previous reports of DNA hypermethylation in patients may be overestimated as a consequence of the use of non-quantitative methodology.

    Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:22


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Wei Zhang

Director, Cancer Genomics Core Lab, University of Texas