Cancer Gateway

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  • Two-pronged attack on breast tumours

    Nanoparticles which combine magnetic hyperthermia and anti-cancer drug delivery show potential as a new treatment to target and kill breast cancer cells.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:66
  • Omega-3 fatty acids for breast cancer prevention and survivorship

    Carol Fabian et al. review early investigations into the use of omega-3 supplementation to prevent breast cancer and to improve outcomes following breast cancer diagnosis.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:62
  • Fat cells interfering with breast cancer treatment

    Adipose cells in the tumour microenvironment may be contributing to resistance to Trastuzumab, a targeted treatment for HER2+ breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:57
  • piRNA involvement in genome stability and human cancer

    Moyano and Stefani review key evidence for the role of piRNAs and PIWI in cancers deriving from both germline cells and somatic tissues, and how we can discriminate between a ‘passenger’ vs. a ‘driver’ role in the pathogenesis of these diseases.

    Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2015, 8:38
  • Long non-coding RNA predicts breast cancer prognosis

    Long non-coding RNA profiles were found to predict risk of metastases in lymph node-negative breast cancer patients, and hence may be a source of prognostic information used to combat overtreatment.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:55
  • CRISPR-Cas technologies for genome-scale investigation of disease processes

    Humphrey and Kasinski report on recently developed CRISPR-Cas platforms for global genome editing and address the therapeutic potential of CRISPR-Cas technology for genome-wide functional studies of disease processes, as well as applications beyond genome editing.

    Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2015, 8:31
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    Urine testing for breast cancer

    The levels of four urinary miRNAs that are specifically altered in breast cancer patients compared to healthy controls may serve as potential non-invasive innovative biomarkers to detect primary breast cancer.

    BMC Cancer 2015, 15:193
  • ceRNAs: tying the essential knots for cancer biology and therapeutics

    Sanchez-Mejias and Tay review recent discoveries that implicate competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs), or natural miRNA sponges, in human cancer. The authors explain how identifying ceRNA regulatory networks can aid the development of new approaches to cancer diagnostics and oligonucleotide-based therapeutics.

    Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2015, 8:30


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