Category: Publications

How RNA Editing May Promote Tumor Growth

Thursday, March 17 2016 | Source: BUSM A new study provides insight on the potential role played by RNA (ribonucleic acid) editing in cancer. The findings, which appear online in the journal Scientific Reports, may further our understanding of an emerging mechanism implicated in tumor initiation and progression, and may thus lead to the development of […]

New way to determine cancer risk of chemicals found

Press Release from July 24th 2014 A new study has shown that it is possible to predict long-term cancer risk from a chemical exposure by measuring the short-term effects of that same exposure. The findings, which currently appear in the journal PLOS ONE, will make it possible to develop simpler and cheaper tests to screen chemicals […]

BUSM Researchers Identify Novel Approach to Study COPD and Treatment Efficacy

Press Release: From April 11, 2013 Written By Jenny C Leary BUSM researchers have pinpointed a genetic signature for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from airway cells harvested utilizing a minimally invasive procedure. The findings provide a novel way to study COPD and could lead to new treatments and ways to monitor patient’s response to […]

How gene profiling in emphysema is helping to find a cure

Press Release: BioMed Central August 31, 2012 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is thought to affect almost three million people in the UK. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Genome Medicine has identified genes whose activity is altered with increasing […]

Predictive molecular signature in lymphoma may direct targeted therapy

Press Release: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute September 10, 2012 Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Broad Institute, Boston University and colleagues have found a molecular “signature” in a common form of lymphoma that identifies patients unlikely to respond to standard chemotherapy, and who might benefit instead from treatment with certain experimental targeted drugs. The discovery came from […]

Identifying smokers who are at high risk for developing lung cancer

Although only a subset of smokers develop lung cancer, we cannot determine which smokers are at highest risk for cancer development, nor do we know the signaling pathways altered early in the process of tumorigenesis in these individuals. On the basis of the concept that cigarette smoke creates a molecular field of injury throughout the respiratory tract, this […]