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Topic: cancer research

The Khan Lab, Liang Lab, Yajima Lab and Cho Lab are four of eight recipients of the University’s Cancer Center pilot project funding.

News, Science & Research

U. Cancer Center pilot projects: investigating cancer connections

March 2, 2021 0 comments

Eight labs who were recipients of the University Cancer Center’s funding in December for projects advancing cancer research will use the funds to delve into cancer biology, cancer therapeutics and population science. 

Brown researchers from the Dawson lab identify a protein as a potential target to treat enlarged chemoresistant cancer cells.

Science & Research

Brown researchers pinpoint protein important to enlarged, chemoresistant cancer cells

November 16, 2020 0 comments

A team of University researchers has proposed a new potential target for cancer treatments. The researchers identified the target — a structural protein known as vimentin — by observing a connection between a subset of cancer cells’ aggressiveness and their reliance on this protein for travel throughout the body.

The new Cancer Center, a collaboration between the University and Lifespan, promotes the development of new cancer treatments through ongoing research.

News, Science & Research

New U. Cancer Center aims to expand research, serve broad patient community

October 18, 2020 0 comments

The creation of the Cancer Center at Brown University was announced last month and is aimed at promoting research into the biological foundations, community impact and clinical treatment of cancer.

Nanoparticle therapy shows promise for treatment of rare cancer

News, Science & Research

Nanoparticle therapy shows promise for treatment of rare cancer

November 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

This month, a paper published by University researchers Richard Terek and Qian Chen highlighted a potential nanotechnology therapy that targets chondrosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer.

University lab tackles cancer from multiple angles

News, Science & Research

University lab tackles cancer from multiple angles

November 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

The fundraising initiative, proposed by Alex Hughes ’20, builds on the model of the football team’s annual Bench Press for Cancer event. Touchdowns for Cancer aims to raise $15,000 to $20,000 over the course of the season.


Bruno kicks off Touchdowns for Cancer

September 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Long before the 2018 season officially kicked off, Alex Hughes ’20 approached Head Coach Phil Estes with an idea for a fundraising event that would give the Bears an opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer each time they took the field.

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

News, Science & Research

Study brings new insights on cancer research, treatment

September 13, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Senator Jack Reed D-RI co-wrote the The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act to advance pediatric cancer care.

Metro, News

R.I. senator leads fight against childhood cancer

March 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

As partisan politics dominate the health care debate nationwide, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously passed a comprehensive childhood cancer bill, co-written by  Sen. Jack Reed D-RI, in late February.

University researchers find proteins’ cancer-marking potential

Science & Research

University researchers find proteins’ cancer-marking potential

September 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled

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