Articles Tagged ‘gene’

Mackall discusses the promises and challenges of pediatric cancer research

Crystal Mackall, M.D., from the Pediatric Oncology Branch in NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, discusses research into pediatric cancers: how they differ from adult cancers, unique challenges, and the importance or pursuing these rarer malignancies.

Matthew Meyerson discusses TCGA lung squamous cell cancer study

Color head shot of Matthew Meyerson, TCGA investigator, wearing glasses.

Matthew Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of pathology from the Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass., and associate professor of pathology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, led the writing committee for The Cancer Genome Atlas project on lung squamous cell cancer. He recently discussed his perspective on the findings.

Measles viruses genetically modified to treat ovarian cancer

Scientists prepare clinical lots of measles virus to use in clinical trials against cancer. Credit:  Mayo Clinic.

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is undertaking a large-scale review of cancer genes. The most recent study results were published June 30, 2011, in Nature. As part of this work, TCGA investigators searched for existing drugs that might inhibit genes that were suggested to play a role in ovarian cancer. The search identified 68 genes [...]