June 2013

Outrun the Sun: Racing for Melanoma Research

When the Rochester Melanoma Action Group was looking for a place to invest its first $25,000 seed grant, it found Glynis Scott, M.D., an accomplished skin pathologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wilmot Cancer Center, who’s been investigating the basic biology of melanoma for several years.

6/13/2013 | 0 comments

Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Scientists believe they’ve figured out a way to suppress the growth of tumors by keeping DNA tightly packaged -- essentially burying some of the genes responsible for cancer. It’s a little like keeping the lid on the jack-in-the-box, said Willis Li, Ph.D., a professor of Medicine at UC San Diego, who did the work while in the Department of Biomedical Genetics at URMC.

6/6/2013 | 0 comments

Origins of Esophageal Cancer: Inflammation in the Gut

Esophageal cancer is associated with GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease), obesity, alcohol, and tobacco abuse. But the long march toward malignancy starts 10 to 20 years earlier when the cells, genes, and signaling pathways in the foregut begin a nefarious cooperative dance.

6/5/2013 | 0 comments

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