MD Anderson Cancer Center - 2013 Cancer Survivorship Conference (Sept 27-28), Featuring: Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. The conference is open to all who want to learn more about the issues cancer survivors face, meet & share with other survivors, take wellness classes & have fun. Thanks to MD Anderson, sponsors & individual donors, the cost of the conference is just $60 for early registrants.. (Also here: http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2013/cancer-survivorship-conference.html…
Researchers from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine Use Big Data To Slow #BrainTumor Growth (posted 13 May 2014 via BioNews Texas) #brain cancer
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a massive online database that matches thousands of genes linked to cancer and other diseases with drugs that target those genes.
An international team of scientists working at Kuban State Medical University in Krasnodar, Russia, has built a working #esophagus from #stemcells, and implanted the organ into rats, the researchers say. The new esophagus functioned just as well as the rats' natural organs, said the researchers, who detailed their work (April 15, 2014) in the journal Nature Communications. (Image of An esophagus growing in a beaker of fluid) (via Livescience)
New findings on ‘key players’ in #brain inflammation. One of these key players is a receptor called TLR4. The receptor plays such an important role in the body’s innate immune system that the researchers who discovered it were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The other key player is a protein called galectin-3, which is absent in healthy brains but present in a brain suffering ongoing inflammation. (6 March 2015) #Alzheimers #Parkinsons
Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Aim to Sequence Genes of Entire Country. The country is offering whole genome sequencing to every citizen who wants it - a project that will chart the way for the future of genomic medicine. (Discover Magazine) every citizen who wants it — a project that will chart the way for the future of genomic medicine. (Discover Magazine, Jun 2013)
The Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer project is an academic research program to identify molecular features of #cancers that predict response to #anti-cancer #drugs. This project is a collaboration between the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK) and the Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (USA). #genes
ABTA (American Brain Tumor Association): In every step, there is a story – a patient’s journey, a caregiver’s love, a family member’s hope. With more than 600,000 people living with a brain tumor, there is a need to come together in cities across the country and make breakthroughs. Event schedule here: http://hope.abta.org/site/PageNavigator/reus_TeamBreakthrough_landingpage.html