Sickle Cells Show Potential to Attack Aggressive Cancer Tumors (DukeHealth.org)
Jan. 9, 2013
By harnessing the very qualities that make sickle cell disease a lethal blood disorder, a research team led by Duke Medicine and Jenomic, a private cancer research company in Carmel, Calif., has developed a way to deploy the misshapen red blood cells to fight cancer tumors.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may slow benign prostate growth (DukeHealth.org)
May 21, 2012
Statins drugs prescribed to treat high cholesterol may also work to slow benign prostate growth in men who have elevated PSA levels, according to an analysis led by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Experts Identify Critical Genes Mutated in Stomach Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
Apr. 9, 2012
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore and National Cancer Centre of Singapore, has identified hundreds of novel genes that are mutated in stomach cancer, the second-most lethal cancer worldwide.
Discovery Could Reduce Chemotherapy's Side Effects (DukeHealth.org)
Mar. 11, 2012
A team of researchers at Duke University has determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy tissue.
Heart Disease May Be a Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
Feb. 8, 2012
In a large analysis of men participating in a prostate drug trial, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute found a significant correlation between coronary artery disease and prostate cancer, suggesting the two conditions may have shared causes.