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Acid Accumulation in Breast Cancer Disables Powerful Protective Hormone
Runners often say their legs have gone sour because of the build-up of lactic acid in their muscles. Some breast tumors also produce lactic acid — and that makes them...
Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer has Evolved but Questions of Long-term Benefit of Newer Technologies Remain
In a review of the state of prostate cancer radiotherapy, researchers conclude that the menu of options available for men is expanding. However, given the lack of evidence proving...
Promising Prostate Cancer Treatment Should Be Considered Experimental
Despite the growing desire by radiation oncologist to use high-dose brachytherapy alone to treat prostate cancer, the treatment should be considered experimental at this point, say...
A Link between Hormones and DNA Repair Provide New Clues to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer
For advanced prostate cancers, new strategies for therapeutic intervention are urgently needed, and require a better understanding of how tumor cells go from slow growth to aggressive...
Researchers Hone New Approach to Rabies Vaccine
Researchers at the Jefferson Vaccine Center, report significant progress in the "holy grail" of rabies research — development of a single-dose vaccine.
A Small Molecule Inhibitor of Jak2-Stat5 Signaling Pathway Stops Growth of Primary as well as Aggressive, Advanced Prostate Cancer
An experimental drug targeting Jak2-Stat5 signaling blocks growth of both primary prostate cancer and prostate cancer that has become castrate-resistant, a state in which the cancer is...
Researchers Find New Clues to Treat Rare and Aggressive Inflammatory Breast Cancer
A study led by investigators from Thomas Jefferson University's Kimmel Cancer Center has discovered molecular clues that may help physicians therapeutically target inflammatory breast...
Jefferson Names Ralph J. Roberts Professorship in Cardiology
Michael P. Savage, MD, Receives Endowed Professorship in Comcast Founder's Name.
Need to Analyze Your Next-Generation Sequencing Data? Thomas Jefferson University's New Web-Based Resource Makes the Task Easy
In the early 1990s, an international effort was launched by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to sequence the human genome. The project took 13 years, involved many...
Tool to Ensure Accuracy of Radiation Treatment Plan Will Improve Quality and Save Time for Cancer Patients
It is critical that a cancer treatment plan that uses radiation be checked, and checked again, before patients are exposed to the therapy. Radiation mistakes can reduce survival, increased toxicity...