Archive For enero 31, 2019

Challenges in Cancer genomics research

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Challenges in Cancer genomics research

A complete analysis of cancer genomes has revealed a lot of diversity in genetic abnormalities among single-type cancers. Moreover, recurrent genetic alterations within these cancers are included in only a small percentage of cases. The identification of the genetic changes that initiate the formation of cancer and the discovery of rare genetic alterations that drive…

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Challenges in Cancer genomics research

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Challenges in Cancer genomics research

NCI’s role in Cancer genomics research The search for the genetic foundations of cancer is a vital part of NCI’s research programs. In 2012, the NCI established a new Center for Cancer Genomics (GCC) to focus on the study of how altered genes promote cancer. The GCC uses high-performance techniques to identify and study mutations,…

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Why genomic research is critical for progress against cancer

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Why genomic research is critical for progress against cancer

The study of cancer genomes has revealed abnormalities in the genes that drive the formation and growth of many types of cancer. This knowledge has improved our understanding of the biology of cancer and has led to new methods of diagnosing and treating the disease. For example, the discovery of genetic and epigenetic changes that…

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Questions for the doctor about clinical treatment studies

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Questions for the doctor about clinical treatment studies

If you plan to participate in a clinical trial, ask your doctor: “Is there a clinical study I can participate in?” If your doctor suggests a clinical trial, you may want to ask some of the following questions. About this study What is the purpose of the study? Why do researchers believe that the treatment…

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Mesothelioma, epithelial

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Mesothelioma, epithelial

Epithelial mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral fiber often used in materials such as construction insulators given its strength and heat resistance. However, when asbestos-containing materials are damaged and fibers are inhaled, a health-threatening effect takes place. Epithelial mesothelioma is the most common…

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Mesothelioma, papillary

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Mesothelioma, papillary

A rare version of mesothelioma is known as well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma, it is epithelial in nature, which means it only affects epithelial cells. It is quite different in its manifestation regarding malignant mesothelioma because its nature of metastases from other organs or areas of the body is low unlike other common forms of mesothelioma affects…

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Deciding to participate

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Deciding to participate

When you need cancer treatment, you may think about participating in a clinical trial. Like all treatment options, clinical studies have possible benefits and risks. By carefully analyzing all options, including clinical trials, you are actively participating in a life-affecting decision. This section has information that may be helpful to you in making a decision….

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Other lung conditions Although asbestos

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Other lung conditions Although asbestos

Other lung conditions Although asbestos is the best known cause of asbestosis and mesothelioma, inhaling asbestos fibers may cause another variety of problems. The specific mechanism by which the fibers cause cancer and other diseases is still in debate but what is clear is that once the fibers enter the body they can no longer…

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Asbestosis

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Asbestosis

Asbestosis Asbestosis is a respiratory disturbance that develops as a result of inhaling asbestos fibers. After many years, inhaling these fibers can lead to scarring of the lungs and limiting respiration, among other symptoms. For many years asbestos fibers were used as roofing and insulation materials as a result, many people who worked in the…

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What are clinical studies?

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What are clinical studies?

Studies or clinical trials are research that includes people. Through clinical studies, doctors find new ways to improve treatments and the quality of life of people with the disease. Researchers design clinical cancer studies to test new ways to: Treat cancer Detect and diagnose Prevent Treat your symptoms or side effects of your treatment Clinical…

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