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Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at UC Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated process than originally thought.

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The Cancer Genes Needed for Immunotherapy Response

Immune checkpoint inhibitor antibodies are a relatively new class of cancer drugs that are now approved to treat patients with late-stage melanoma and those with certain lung, bladder, head and neck, kidney, and other types of late-stage cancers.

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Scientists Discover Dozens of New Genes that Create T-Cell Resistant Cancer

Source: New York University, August 2017 A team of scientists has uncovered dozens of novel genes involved in resistance to therapies that harness the immune system to fight cancer. The findings, which appear in the journal Nature, enhance our understanding of why some cancers are resistant to immunotherapy. “We cast a wide, deep net and […]

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Breaking the genetic resistance of lung cancer and melanoma

Researchers from Monash University and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC, New York) have discovered why some cancers – particularly lung cancer and melanoma – are able to quickly develop deadly resistance to targeted therapies.

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