Beaker Blog January 25, 2017
A promising personalized approach to treat small cell lung cancer
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which accounts for 10-15 percent of all lung cancer cases, is extremely aggressive, with a five-year survival rate of about two p...
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artistic rendering of lungs
Beaker Blog January 17, 2017
How the enzymes that “tidy up” a cell are turned off and on
When a cell has too much of a certain kind of machine or sensor, the extras are tagged for destruction. That tagging is carried out by enzymes that serve as the...
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generic cell-related
Beaker Blog December 2, 2016
V Foundation grant to Ani Deshpande, Ph.D., supports pioneering research toward better leukemia treatments
Patients with a rare type of leukemia called acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) have better outcomes than most leukemias because they can be treated with a very...
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ani deshpanda, ph.d.
Beaker Blog November 10, 2016
Ze’ev Ronai wins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Melanoma Research
Ze’ev Ronai, Ph.D. , chief scientific advisor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute (SBP) and professor in its NCI-designated Cancer Center , is...
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Ze've Rovai
Beaker Blog October 20, 2016
Hearst Foundation’s new fellowship funds innovative research to fight breast cancer
Mark Goldberg, Ph.D., is working on a potential way to turn cancer stem cells into harmless cells. He and his advisor, Charles Spruck, Ph.D. , assistant profess...
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Charles Spruck, Ph.D., and Mark Goldberg, Ph.D.
Beaker Blog October 17, 2016
Cancer center open house gives high school kids a foot in the door
Teenager Rachel J. Lian got a chance to see the beating heart of a live fruit fly under a microscope for the first time at the open house held by the NCI-design...
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Torrey Pines High School students, Karishma Shah and Rachel J. Lian