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New resistance mechanisms to melanoma targeted therapies

July 28 2014

French investigators have discovered new resistance mechanisms to targeted therapies used for less than three years in the treatment of melanoma. This discovery enables us not only to better understand why these treatments become ineffective but a...
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Radiotherapy "flashes" to reduce side effects

July 21 2014

Treating hard and fast seems to be a good way to limit the side effects of radiotherapy. This is the discovery made by researchers at the Curie Institute, Inserm and the Vaud University Hospital, published in Science Translational Medicine o...
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Non-coding genomic regions ameliorate the severity of beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia

March 11 2014

Beta-thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia are genetic disorders caused by mutations in a single gene but non-coding genomic regions seem to have a strong influence on disease severity. The teams of Eric Soler, researcher at Inserm unit 967, Fonten...
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Stopping the vicious circle of tumour progression in children with bone cancer

March 11 2014

Primary bone cancer develops when the cells which are continually forming our bones get out of control. If cancer takes hold, these cells can degenerate and form bone haphazardly without any specific organisation. Researchers in Inserm Unit 957 “B...
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Enhancement of chemotherapy by prevention of tumour cell repair

February 20 2014

Chemotherapies are cancer treatments that work by inducing lesions in the DNA of tumour cells in order to inhibit their proliferation. However, the body naturally tries to repair these lesions, and thus reduces the efficacy of chemotherapy. Block...
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