IMAGE: Lung squamous cell carcinoma

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Public Release: 19-Dec-2014
Cancer Cell
A polymorphism and the bacteria inside of us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity
A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, including a form of breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer, according to new research from The Wistar Institute that was published online by the journal Cancer Cell. The research reveals a more explicit role about the symbiotic relationship humans have with the various bacteria that inhabit our body and their role during tumor progression.
Breast Cancer Alliance, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Ben Leach
bleach@wistar.org
215-495-6800
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Aging
Mutations need help from aging tissue to cause leukemia
University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Aging shows that in addition to DNA damage, cancer depends on the slow degradation of tissue that surrounds cancer cells, something that naturally comes with aging.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Immunity
Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results, which appear in the Dec. 18 edition of the scientific journal Immunity, mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective immunotherapies.
Hartwell Foundation, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute, ALSAC

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
carrie.strehlau@stjude.org
901-595-2295
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

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Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal

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Contact: Vanessa Wasta
wasta@jhmi.edu
410-614-2916
Johns Hopkins Medicine