Focus on Cancer Mechanisms
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to our Cancer Mechanisms Research Program. All Focus articles are also available.
Cancer cells misbehave by dividing and traveling to places they aren't supposed to go. A cell's DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) tells it what to do: a standard DNA sequence is well ordered and gives proper instructions. But when DNA is damaged, it can send out wrong information.
November 11, 2013
Instead of removing tumors surgically, can we inject them with a "poison" that would cause them to destroy themselves? Scientists experiment in the lab with ways to use a common parasite in future treatment for cancer.
November 04, 2013
May 13, 2013
Two members of Norris Cotton Cancer Center's research team have been selected as 2011 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.
December 09, 2011
November 18, 2011
October 11, 2011
June 14, 2011
New research from the Cancer Center helps explain why the Myc protein, found in the nucleus of cells and crucial to the function of cell division, sometimes reaches elevated levels that cause it to be an agent in the growth of cancerous tumors.
October 26, 2010
July 25, 2010