Study Shows Link Between Genes, Seaside Vacations & Future Melanoma Risk

“Early-life UV exposure that confers risk for melanoma also plays a role in development of moles or melanocytic nevi, which can be both a biomarker for melanoma risk and occasionally an immediate precursor,” says Neil Box, PhD.

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University of Colorado Hospital Now Offering Lung Cancer Screening

By: Jackie Brinkman AURORA, Colo. – Just in time for Lung Cancer Awareness Month, University…

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CU Cancer Center brings specialty care to Colorado

Aurora, COLO. – The University of Colorado Cancer Center cemented relationships with three hospitals bringing…

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Next-Gen Melanoma Drug, TAK-733, Excels in Lab Tests

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online this week in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics reports anti-cancer activity in 10 out of 11 patient tumor samples grown in mice and treated with the experimental drug TAK-733, a small molecule inhibitor of MEK1/2.

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Radiation of the brain may lead to cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients

Radiation and chemotherapy are the two most common treatments given to people diagnosed with cancer….

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MOvember returns to the CU Cancer Center

A team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center is saying “no” to shaving for…

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PNAS: From HIV to Cancer, IL-37 Regulates Immune System

“This is a case in which our understanding of basic biology could translate into applications across many disease types,” says Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhD.

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After Decades of Research, Effectiveness of Phone Interventions for Cancer Patients and Survivors Still Unknown

“It’s time we did this the right way, once, so that we could discover the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of these interventions once and for all moving forward,” says Sonia Okyuyama, MD.

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Finally: A Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Prostate offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.

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Does Study of Down Syndrome Hold a Possible Cancer Cure?

Remarkably, people with Down syndrome have an increased incidence of leukemia but a much lower incidence of solid tissue tumors. What is it about the extra copy of chromosome 21 that protects them from solid tumors but predisposes them to blood cancers?

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