Theodorescu Receives Prestigious Barringer Medal

CU Cancer Center Director, Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, recently received the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons for his distinguished contributions to urology.

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“Humanized” mice will lead to better testing of cancer immunotherapies

New model, XactMice, uses human blood stem cells to grow a “humanized” mouse immune system prior to tumor transplantation.

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Pancreatic cancer research at University of Colorado gets a lift from Wings of Hope

  Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research is relatively new in the crowded world…

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FACC-29 gathers authenticated canine cancer cell lines for research and drug development

Canine cancer cells in the FACC-29 help animal cancer researchers authenticate their cell lines.

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Dietary supplements shown to increase cancer risk

Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.

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Oral milk thistle extract stops colorectal cancer stem cells from growing tumors

Results presented at AACR 2015 show that orally administering the chemical silibinin, purified from milk thistle, slows the ability of colorectal cancer stem cells to grow the disease.

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Tumor genome sequencing shows the most frequently altered gene in bladder cancer: TERT

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of the CU Cancer Center shows the gene TERT is the most common alteration in bladder cancer

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Driver of non-small cell lung cancer, FGFR1, also present in 23 percent of small cell lung cancer

Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, shows that non-small cell lung cancer oncogene FGFR1 is also present in small cell lung cancer

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Gene signatures predict doxorubicin response in K9 osteosarcoma

CU Cancer Center members at CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center use genetic model, COXEN, to predict response of dogs with bone cancer to common drug, doxorubicin

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Shared risk factors lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer, says major AACR symposium

Tim Byers, MD, MPH, leads a major symposium at AACR 2015 exploring diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer as results of similar risk factors

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