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Findings Could Lead To A Blood Test For Lung Cancer

May 12, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have identified characteristic patterns of molecules called microRNA (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroRNA" target="_blank">miRNA</a>) in the blood of people with ... The rest of the story

Our Normal Genetics May Influence Cancer Growth, Too

November 10, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The genes we possess not only determine the color of our eyes and hair and how our bodies grow, they might also influence the changes that occur in tumors when we develop cancer. A ... The rest of the story

Study Identifies Key Molecules In Multiple Myeloma

October 26, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research links three molecules to a critical tumor suppressor gene that is often turned off in multiple myeloma, a presently incurable cancer of the blood. The findings might offer ... The rest of the story

$9.1 Million Grant To Improve Drug Therapy Using Gene Profiles

September 07, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a $9.1 million, five-year grant to The Ohio State University for a study titled “Expression Genetics in Drug Therapy.” ... The rest of the story

OSU Purchases Former Veterans Outpatient Facility

June 18, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University Medical Center will purchase the former Veteran’s Administration medical building on Columbus’ Near East side for use as an outpatient facility. The purchase was ... The rest of the story

Tumor Virus Is Best Predictor Of Throat Cancer Survival

June 08, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The presence of human papilloma virus, the virus that causes cervical cancer, in tumors is the most important predictor of survival for people diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer (cancer ... The rest of the story

Cancer Cells Show Rewired, Fragmented, MicroRNA Networks

May 03, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study shows that a family of molecules called microRNA work together in single, well-connected networks to control many important functions in healthy cells, but that in cancer ... The rest of the story

“Vicious Circle” Offers New Acute Leukemia Treatment Target

April 13, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have identified a self-feeding “vicious circle” of molecules that keeps acute leukemia cells alive and growing and that drives the disease forward. The findings suggest ... The rest of the story

Ohio State Announces Director Of New Medical Oncology Division

April 01, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Miguel Villalona-Calero (43065) has been named director of the newly formed division of medical oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James ... The rest of the story

Study Shows That Mutations In One Gene Cause Many Cancers

March 29, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An important gene that normally protects the body against cancer can itself cause a variety of cancers depending on the specific mutation that damages it, according to a new study by ... The rest of the story