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The dark side of ‘junk’ DNA: Repeating DNA sequences play a role in bone cancer

The dark side of ‘junk’ DNA: Repeating DNA sequences play a role in bone cancer

Ian J. Davis, MD, PhD, and colleagues published a paper in Cell Reports that found certain short, repetitive sequences of DNA play an important role in the development of Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer that occurs most commonly in children and adolescents.

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Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, reported preclinical findings in the journal Development that show promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.

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Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Uninsured women under age 65 who received their mammogram at community screening clinics in North Carolina were less likely to get follow-up within a year of a positive mammogram, and had higher odds of missing a 60-day window for follow-up care, according to a study Louise Henderson, PhD, and her colleagues published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Study finds genetic variation may protect against certain HPV-linked oral cancers

Study finds genetic variation may protect against certain HPV-linked oral cancers

Andrew Olshan, PhD, and colleagues reported in Nature Genetics that immune system-related genetic variation may provide new insight into the mechanisms of protection against human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer.

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