It’s an open secret among cancer scientists that a staggering number of cell lines used in studies—one 2007 paper estimated a fifth to more than a third—are later discovered to be contaminated or misidentified strains of the disease.
Researchers, in other words, often end up studying the wrong cancer.
By narrowing our definition of precision medicine too much, we almost narrowed our ambition to deliver precise, thoughtful therapy — or, at times, no therapy — to our patients. It would be a shame to view cancer through such narrow lenses again.
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The “tour de force” technique is supercharging the search for dangerous genetic variants.
In this blog we take a brief look at three of the biggest discoveries. All of these started with a bright idea in a lab and countless hours of research before they reached the clinic.
Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it.
Despite the National Football League's contributions to the American Cancer Society through its official "Crucial Catch" campaign, data shows the league doesn't prioritize much besides its own corporate interests.
As we face the fallout of widespread misuse of antibiotics and dangerous opioid prescription patterns, and in light of recent insights regarding pharmaceutical companies’ frightening practice of hiding data about the drugs they peddle, non-inferiority trials are one of the few checks and balances we can turn to.
“Used properly, non-inferiority trials can be a very powerful tool to de-escalate over-medicalization,” says Vaillancourt. For now, they may just be our most powerful weapon in the fight to put patients first.
The purpose of The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research is to raise awareness and monies to benefit breast cancer research through research project funding, public education, and patient support.
How can we better manage the symptoms after breast cancer treatment together? Sage Bionetworks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization, invites you to volunteer in a new approach to monitor health in women using mobile apps. Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after breast cancer is a clinical study that aims to understand the symptoms after breast cancer treatment, why these symptoms vary over time, and what can be done to improve them.
A seven-year project jointly funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute. The centers are studying the impact of prenatal-to-adult environmental exposures that may predispose a woman to breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Research Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to scientific research addressing women’s health issues related to menopause such as: osteoporosis, cancer, muscle loss, weight gain, and sleep and mood disorders. We provide funding for biomedical research and support scientists to educate their peers and participate in scientific collaborations.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research.
The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities.
We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. We also provide cancer information to the public.
The IBC Research Foundation is dedicated to researching the cause of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, IBC, an advanced and accelerated form of breast cancer usually not detected by mammograms or ultrasounds.