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Focus on Molecular Therapeutics

Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.

Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to our Molecular Therapeutics Research Program. All Focus articles are also available.

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Cervical Cancer: Screening, Education, Hope

NCCC physicians and researchers brought information and hope to the rural village women. The data they brought back to their labs for complex analysis will provide Honduran physicians information they need to create a comprehensive national plan to fight cervical cancer in Honduras.

December 02, 2013

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In the Driver's Seat of a Wild Cancer Cell

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

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Is Prostate Screening Right for Me?

Statistics show that universal prostate screening may cause more harm than good for the majority of men. But what if you're in that minority percentage that could benefit? Should you take a chance?

May 28, 2013

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Study Evaluates Newer Treatment for Women Whose Breast Cancer Has Spread

Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate with capecitabine, a standard drug used for chemotherapy today in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed that eribulin demonstrated a trend toward improved overall survival.

January 07, 2013

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Can a Cancer Drug Combo Be Too Effective?

Even so, a new drug combination offers "real potential" in leukemia therapy, says Alan Eastman, PhD.

March 26, 2012

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Disrupting the Pathways to Cancer

Our cells communicate with each other along pathways using the language of chemical signals.

April 15, 2010

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Murray Korc: Putting Principles into Practice

As both a physician and a scientist, Murray Korc, MD, strives to bring new treatments from the lab bench to the hospital bed.

January 10, 2009

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