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MSU Researchers Studying Drug to Stop Cancer-Causing Gene

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Karen Liby and Jamie Bernard

Michigan State University scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these…

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Virus-Like Particle Could Lead to New Cancer Vaccine

Friday, March 2, 2018
Xuefei Huang, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, Paulo VilarSaavedra

Michigan State University scientists are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially be used as a new…

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Mice Can Closely Mirror Humans in Cancer Research

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Eran Andrechek

A new Michigan State University study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching…

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MSU Researchers Find How Belly Fat Could Increase Cancer Risk

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. A…

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Gene Expression May Help Direct Targeted Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Graphic of genetic code

A Michigan State University breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves….

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Promising New Drug Stops Spread of Melanoma by 90 Precent

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Richard Neubig and Kate Appleton

Michigan State University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent. The man-made, small-molecule…

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Melatonin Boost a Key to Fighting Breast Cancer

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
David Arnosti

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors. Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in the current…

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MSU Researcher Developing New Cancer-Fighting Drug

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Cancer cell image

Michigan State University professor and researcher André Bachmann is collaborating on cancer-fighting research that could change the way we treat the illness. Bachmann, professor of pediatrics and associate…

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MSU Researcher One of Only Four to Receive Cancer Research Grant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sophia Lunt

MSU’s Sophia Lunt is one of only four young investigators nationally to receive a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. Lunt’s…

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Undergrad Research: Perspectives on Cancer

Friday, April 15, 2016

Michigan State University undergraduate student Irene Li presents an overview of her cancer research projects at a Board of Trustees meeting on Apr. 15, 2016. Li conducted several…

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