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Chinese First to Test CRISPR Gene Editing in Humans

Chinese scientists are the first to inject a person with genes edited with the CRISPR-Cas9 method. The breakthrough could be a “biomedical Sputnik,” Nature Newsreports, referring to the Soviet Sputnik satellite that many say sparked the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States. Oncologist Lu You at …

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Prospect of Shorter Treatment and Cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Although targeted drugs like Gleevec have revolutionized the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), patients generally must take them for the rest of their lives and may cease benefiting from them over time. In new research that could suggest a road to a cure, scientists at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute …

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Israeli Scientists Stop Breast Cancer Spread in Mice

Israeli Scientists Stop Breast Cancer Spread in Mice

In breast cancer breakthrough, scientists discover targeted delivery of microRNAs to primary tumors blocks the movement of cancer beyond the breast. Israeli and American researchers revealed yesterday that treating a primary breast tumor in lab mice with both genetic therapy and chemotherapy is extremely effective in preventing breast cancer metastasis, …

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Processed Meats do Cause Cancer – WHO

Meat

Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red …

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Georgia is Starting Implementing Registries of Oncology Diseases

Cancer patients in Georgia

Battling with oncology diseases is a worldwide issue. In Georgia the number of cancer diagnosed patients is high, compared to other countries. However the exact statistical number was unknown, before January 2015. This year Ministry of health has started implementing registering these diseases and will conduct the exact number of …

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