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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 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...

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.

The clinic’s goal is to find ways to detect the disease early, when a cure may be possible, says its director, Florencia McAllister, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention.

“Due to the location of the pancreas, early tumors can’t be seen or felt by health care providers during...

Florencia McAllister, M.D.

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...

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 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...