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BY Ron Gilmore

A long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) called NBR2, once considered to be a “junk” gene, may very well play a significant role in tumor development, according to study findings published in the April issue of Nature Cell Biology.

“The NBR2 gene was originally identified as a gene that 'sits' right next to the breast cancer associated gene BRCA1 — perhaps the most well-known cancer gene to the general public,” said Boyi Gan, Ph.D., assistant...

BY Laura Sussman

A new breast cancer staging system developed by researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center finds that incorporating tumor biology is a critical...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Consuming a diet with a high glycemic index, a classification of how rapidly carbohydrates elevate blood sugar levels, was independently associated...

BY Laura Sussman

Using the latest advances in endoscopic resection techniques, more than 75 percent of patients with complex colon polyps could avoid surgery for their polyp removal, according to new research from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The findings, published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, show that endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is safe and effective for those with complex polyps and could allow more patients to avoid surgery and its...

BY Scott Merville

A new clinic to identify and monitor those at high risk for developing pancreatic cancer continues to expand after opening last year....

BY Jill Delsigne

Cancer survivors are more likely to die from heart disease than cancer; therefore, patients must be closely monitored for heart problems during...

BY Scott Merville

Cancer immunotherapy leaders at MD Anderson Cancer Center will work with experts at five other cancer centers in a new alliance funded by...

BY Scott Merville

Two cancer experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have been named to a blue ribbon panel to advise the National Cancer...