Topic: cancer

Under Ziya Gokaslan’s P’18 tenure as chief of neurosurgery at the Med School, the department has expanded its number of labs and residency program.

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Gokaslan P’18 reflects on path to chief of neurosurgery

November 25, 2018 0 comments

Ziya Gokaslan P’18 can trace his desire to be a doctor back to his childhood. His father was a surgeon, and his older brother is now an oncologist.

University lab tackles cancer from multiple angles

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University lab tackles cancer from multiple angles

November 18, 2018 0 comments

Observing cells in petri dishes, pipetting biochemical solutions into glass tubes — these images often come to mind when one envisions cancer research.

Polyploidal cancer cells, referred to as giant cancer cells, can undergo amitotic budding, releasing normally-sized cancer cells into the body.

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Study brings new insights on cancer research, treatment

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Polyploidal cancer cells, also known as giant cancer cells, have been brought into the spotlight as new research suggests their previously unknown involvement in cancer development and remission.

Warren Alpert Medical School researchers find that a drug previously used to treat sun-induced skin growths has potential applications for skin cancer treatment.

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Research shows drug reduces risk of certain skin cancers

January 24, 2018 0 comments

A drug previously used for treatment of skin growths has been found to help prevent the development of certain skin cancers, according to a new clinical trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Led by Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School, the […]

Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

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Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

October 10, 2017 0 comments

The two scientists aim to develop an effective way to track the movement of cancer cells and ultimately discover how and when tumors spread.

University researchers created an imaging technique that distinguishes cancerous cells from those not affected by cancerous growth.

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New imaging technique differentiates cell types

October 21, 2016 0 comments

University researchers have developed an imaging technique that distinguishes cells that have gone through a change that occurs during cancerous growth.

University researchers find proteins’ cancer-marking potential

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University researchers find proteins’ cancer-marking potential

September 9, 2016 0 comments

A University study revealed a surprising discovery: a new binding formation used uniquely by two proteins during the final stages of cell division.