First Responders Understanding DNA-Damage

Understanding DNA Damage and Cancer Links

John Petrini explains the study basic biological processes fundamental to all cells and DNA damage to first responders.  “In order to understand how a machine works, you take it apart,” says John Petrini, Chair of the Molecular Biology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI). We’re seated in his ninth-floor office, which is tastefully decorated…

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New Study Showing Rising Colorectal Cancer Rates in Young People

New Study Showing Rising Colorectal Cancer Rates in Young People

Findings from a new study reveal rising colorectal cancer rates among young people. Though the overall incidence of colorectal cancer has been on the decline in the US for years, it is increasing among individuals in their 20s and 30s. A new study conducted by the American Cancer Society and published in the Journal of the…

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, for cancers that affect both men and women in the colon or rectum. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are…

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Researchers Discover Stem Cells Offer Tools For Linking Genes and Disease

Researchers Discover Stem Cells Offer Tools For Linking Genes and Disease

MSK researchers are using stem cells as a tool to link genes and diseases, such as diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Read more below about what the researchers discovered.  The ability to isolate and grow pluripotent stem cells has offered many new opportunities for biological and medical research since the technique was first developed about 20 years…

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Study Highlights The Difficulties Experienced During Cancer Treatment

Study Highlights The Difficulties Experienced During Cancer Treatment

A study highlights the difficulties women face during cancer treatment, read more below about some cancer patients stories and what they have faced during cancer treatment.  Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson was 31 years old and in the prime of her career when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. As a retail development specialist for…

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Myths Correlated To Lung Cancer Screening

Myths Correlated To Lung Cancer Screening

For decades lung cancer screening correlated to the reduction in lung cancer–related death, read more about the myths below. Since the 1950s experts have known about the link between smoking and lung cancer, but for decades, there was no reliable and safe way to screen those who were at highest risk of developing the disease.…

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