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NIH researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer.
… of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. They also …
Genetic Disorders
Colon cancer is a malignant tumor of the large intestine that affects both men and women.
… Colon cancer, a malignant tumor of the large intestine, affects both men and women. In the United States, approximately 160,000 new cases of … gene tests. The test for FAP syndrome involves examining DNA in blood cells called lymphocytes (white blood cells), …
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An ancient, sexually transmitted dog cancer may provide insights into human cancers because of the similarities in the dog and human immune systems.
… insights into human cancers because of the similarities in the dog and human immune systems - has baffled researchers until now. Canine transmissible venereal tumor, or CTVT, spreads when cancer cells move from one dog … mutations in housekeeping genes that repair broken DNA, a backup process for cells that are damaged, and in
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Learn what happens when two genetic neighborhoods merge in brain tumor cells after a gene controlled by a gene-control switch turned on a cancer-growth gene.
… Hannah Naughton … Your DNA forms thousands of loops, like those of a shoelace. Just … Genome Advance of the Month highlights a landmark study in Nature that describes what happens when two genetic neighborhoods merge in brain tumor cells. Researchers found that one gene came under the …
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NIH-funded researchers completed the PanCancer Atlas from over 10,000 tumors representing 33 types of cancer.
… understanding of how, where and why tumors arise in humans, enabling better informed clinical trials and … by healthy cells (in pink), illustrating a primary tumor spreading to other parts of the body through the … abnormality of chromosome numbers in tumor cells and DNA modifications. The paper's findings suggest that tumor
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Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth.
… cell growth. … Cancer, Cell Division, Mutation, DNA Error, Metastasis, Tumor, Family Health History … Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably. There …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is transforming how we study, diagnose and treat cancer.
… moving toward treating cancers not by where they are found in the body, but by how their genomes have changed? Cancer is caused by changes in your genome, but advances in DNA sequencing technology are leading to a new understanding … breakthroughs now allow the detection of circulating tumor DNA (or  ctDNA ) in the blood of patients instead of …
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Researchers have created a promising new method to accurately and more comprehensively analyze and interpret DNA sequence information from cancer patients.
… have created a promising new method to accurately and, in some cases, more comprehensively analyze and interpret DNA sequence information from cancer patients. They have … are located. Initially, they showed that two different tumor sample storage methods produced comparable DNA
Genetic Disorders
Prostate cancer is a disease where certain cells in the prostate become abnormal and multiply to form a tumor.
… Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men aside from … is slow. Surgery may be another treatment used if the tumor has not spread to other parts of the body and the man …
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A tumor suppressor gene directs the production of a protein that is part of the system that regulates cell division.
Tumor Suppressor Gene … A tumor suppressor gene directs the … the system that regulates cell division. … BRCA1, BRCA2, Cancer, Oncogene, Cell, Gene, Mutation … A tumor suppressor … a protein that acts to regulate cell division, keeping it in check. When a tumor suppressor gene is inactivated by a …