Cancer-causing virus exploits key cell-survival proteins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A cancer-causing retrovirus exploits key proteins in its host cells to extend the life of those cells, thereby prolonging its own survival and ability to spread, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University…

Our normal genetics may influence cancer growth, too

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The genes we possess not only determine the color of our eyes and hair and how our bodies grow, they might also influence the changes that occur in tumors when we develop cancer.
A study by researchers at the Ohio State Universi…

Targeted agent shows promise for chronic lymphoid leukemia

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have identified an experimental agent that targets chronic lymphocytic l…

New model may simplify high-dose radiosurgery planning

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There is yet no straightforward way to determine the optimal dose level and treatment schedules for high-dose radiation therapies such as stereotactic radiation therapy, used to treat brain and lung cancer, or for high-dose brachy…

Death, miscarriage linked to genetic mutation

Scientists have discovered that the genetic mutation that causes the childhood cancer retinoblastoma routinely triggers fetal death and miscarriage in laboratory animals by disrupting the normal functions of the placenta, a finding that may force researchers to reevaluate the powerful Rb gene and the role it plays in causing cancer.

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