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Origins of Esophageal Cancer: Inflammation in the Gut

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.

“Fingerprint” of Deadly Brain Cancer Uncovered

“Fingerprint” of Deadly Brain Cancer Uncovered

A team of researchers has successfully pinpointed the unique genetic characteristics of gliomas – a common and potentially deadly form of brain cancer.  The findings present scientists with a rich new set of targets for new therapies.

Continued Investment in Basic Research Essential

Continued Investment in Basic Research Essential

In a recent article in the journal Neurology, Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the pediatrician-in-chief of URMC’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, argues that the basic research conducted in our nation’s labs fuels a creative process that leads to medical breakthroughs upon which the cures of tomorrow will depend.