GW Cancer Center Appoints Immunotherapy Researcher Catherine Bollard, MD as Associate Center Director for Translational Research and Innovation

GW Cancer Center Appoints Immunotherapy Researcher Catherine Bollard, MD as Associate Center Director for Translational Research and Innovation June 19, 2018 WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Catherine Bollard, MD, has been appointed as the associate center director for translational research and innovation. In […]

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic mutations that increase person’s risk for pancreatic cancer

Six genes contain mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person’s risk for pancreatic cancer. That’s according to Mayo Clinic research published in the June 19 edition of the JAMA. However, because researchers found these genetic mutations in patients with no family history of pancreatic cancer, they are recommending genetic testing […]

Inhibiting epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent development of breast cancer

Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. The study, which will be published June 19 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that inhibiting these proteins with drugs could prevent the development of […]

Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center researchers in Beer-Sheva, Israel are developing a cell culture system that for the first time can change testicular stem cells into sperm-like cells that may enable future fertility for boys with prepubertal cancer. Aggressive chemotherapy in childhood often results in male testicular damage and […]