Duke Team Finds New Clues to How Cancer Spreads (DukeHealth.org)
June 27, 2011
Cancer cells circulating in the blood carry newly identified proteins that could be screened to improve prognostic tests and suggest targets for therapies, report scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute.
New Fusion Gene Plays Role in Some Stomach Cancers (DukeHealth.org)
Apr. 6, 2011
A newly discovered hybrid gene appears to play a direct role in some stomach cancers, according to an international team of scientists led by researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
Blocking the Critical Structure that Lets Cancer Cells Move -- Their Feet (DukeHealth.org)
Dec. 16, 2010
Scientists now know that some cancer cells spread, or metastasize, throughout the body the old-fashioned way -- by using their feet. But researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have discovered a way to short-circuit their travels by preventing the development of these feet, called invadopodia. This discovery is even more important because blocking these "feet" also blocks proteins in the feet that burn through intact tissue and let cancer cells enter new cells.
Scientists Decode Secrets of a Very Common Virus that Can Cause Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
Dec. 16, 2010
About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in their lives with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), usually with no ill effects. But individuals with compromised immune systems, such as people with organ transplants or HIV infection, have a greater risk of cancer occurring because of this virus.
National Cancer Institute Renews Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Grant (DukeHealth.org)
Sept. 14, 2010
The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC) has received a 5-year, $30 million core grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support its broad range of clinical, research, and educational programs designed to lessen the impact of cancer upon the lives of people throughout North Carolina and beyond.
Alphavirus-Based Vaccine May Slow Some Cancers (DukeHealth.org)
Aug. 2, 2010
An experimental vaccine based on a virus that causes encephalitis in the wild appears to block tumor growth in some cases of advanced cancer, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.