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Discovery of protein’s role in cell migration may improve understanding of how breast cancer spreads

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Adrianna MacPherson, University of Alberta From: A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified an unexpected role for a protein known as BAD in the ability of cells to migrate in the body—a finding that has promising implications for understanding how breast cancer spreads. BAD, short for “BCL2 associated agonist of cell death,” has many roles in …

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Viral-based therapy for bone cancer

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Source: Okayama University (JAPAN) Scientists at Okayama University develop a viral-based technique specific to bone cancer that enhances patients’ sensitivity to chemotherapy. Certain cancers, including osteosarcoma (bone cancer), are unresponsive to chemotherapy, making disease prognosis very poor. Osteosarcoma is a rare but severe form of cancer that predominantly affects the growing bones in children and adolescents. The cancerous tissue in …