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Single cells within tumor and metastasis harbor genetic differences

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Over time, cells accumulate DNA mutations, that if transcribed and translated influence gene expression and/or function of the protein. The increasing number mutations in eg. genes that control cell division eventually lead formation of tumor...Read more


The Story Behind the Cancer Statistics

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Cancer rates are steadily increasing worldwide and are projected to continue to rise during the next decade. But what part of it is a true increase and what part is influenced by other factors, such as reporting and quality of various cancer registries, is unclear. In this week's blog post, we will highlight some of the common terms used when discussing cancer statistics and what to consider when interpreting it...Read more


Cell Image of the Month - DIABLO

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A bit more than two decades ago, the first Diablo game was released to the world. A game about a lone hero tasked with bringing down Diablo, one of the lords of Hell. This month we highlight a namesake to this hellish lord of terror, the protein DIABLO...Read more


57 genes associated with prognostic outcome in testis cancer

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Testicular cancer is a rare type of cancer. Most testis cancers are curable, even at an advanced stage. The cancer can be divided into essentially two categories: Seminoma and Non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. Based on transcriptomics data and clinical metadata we have been able to determine 57 genes associated with either favorable or unfavorable prognosis in testis cancer...Read more


792 Genes Associated with Prognosis in Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and neck cancer arises in the epithelium of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx. By using a systems level approach to analyze the head and neck cancer proteome based on clinical metadata and genome-wide transcriptomics data, 792 genes were found to be associated with prognostic outcome...Read more