Tag Archive: MYC

May 1 2019

Can Boosting an Oncogene Make Cancer Cells More Vulnerable to Chemotherapy?

By Sharlene George

The Findings:

Oncogenes such as MYC are notorious troublemakers that promote cancer. Previous research strategies have focused on finding ways to quiet down levels of MYC; however, basic scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia took the opposite approach. In preclinical models, they increased MYC activity in combination with conventional chemotherapy for Burkitt lymphoma to boost an anti-cancer response. The tumor cells became more sensitive to the drugs, and cancer cell death increased.

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Jul 9 2015

Researchers Aim to Find New Pathway Interactions in Colorectal Cancers

colorectal cancerColorectal cancer mainly exists in people older than 50, but it also can occur in young adults who have a genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

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