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BY Scott Merville

Knock out a mutated gene that’s a driving force behind pancreatic cancer and a few cancer cells quietly remain behind, where they hunker down in the resulting scar tissue and nibble on themselves to survive before roaring back as resistant pancreatic cancer.

“Therapies that target specific, mutated genes can have an incredible initial impact. Cancerous lesions disappear, but they all come back, all of them,” said Giulio Draetta...

pancreatic cancer

BY Laura Sussman

A new breast cancer vaccine candidate, (GP2), provides further evidence of the potential of immunotherapy in preventing disease recurrence...

BY Ron Gilmore

MD Anderson faculty received more than $25 million last month from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support...

BY Will Fitzgerald

A tailor-made suit sewn to fit a customer’s exact measurements almost always fits better than one purchased “off the rack.”

Researchers at MD Anderson are applying this same logic to cancer medicine, where tumors from patients with difficult-to-treat cancers are individually analyzed, then drugs and other therapies are prescribed to attack each tumor’s one-of-a-kind genetic and molecular makeup.

To demonstrate that this...

biomarkers

BY Ron Gilmore

Twist, Snail, Slug. They may sound like words in a children’s nursery rhyme, but they are actually the exotic names given to proteins that...

BY Katrina Burton

When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, a host of tools can be used to determine the type and extent of his disease. These tools include...

BY Ron Gilmore

Stephen Hahn, M.D., an international leader in the field of radiation oncology, has been named division head of Radiation Oncology and chair...

BY Laura Sussman

Breast conserving therapy (BCT) may offer better survival rates over mastectomy to women with early-stage, hormone-receptor positive disease...

BY Ron Gilmore

Parents of twins often tell them apart through subtle differences such as facial expression, moles, voice tone and gait. Similarly, physicians...